Old School to New School: What Healthcare IT can Learn from Baseball

IT Buy-in and Adoption: New York Yankees’ General Manager Brian Cashman and Pixel Health CEO Michael Feld agree: changing the game comes down to using analytics to get buy-in, adoption, and facilitate growth   Transitioning from old school to new school: “Healthcare is no different,” says Feld who has overseen technology operations at several health…

The Times They Are A Changin’

While technology is often the catalyst for change, we need to recognize that it is only one of the many tools and influences built into the human aspect of delivering healthcare.   The healthcare sector is not moving fast enough to embrace cloud computing, AI, big data, and new technologies and processes to improve outcomes…

INFRAM+: A CIOs Best Friend (Part 3 of a 3-part series)

INFRAM and INFRAM+ puts IT in the center of the strategic financial decision-making process  It garners invaluable input and support from clinicians, executives, and administrators  Proprietary strategic mapping correlates INFRAM results with clinical goals and provides an IT roadmap for budget and leadership consensus building  INFRAM+: More Than Just Another Assessment  In part three of our series, we look at how INFRAM+, a proprietary mapping methodology that links INFRAM results…

INFRAM+: It’s All About Process (Part 2 of a 3-part series)

An INFRAM assessment is primarily tactical. INFRAM+ ties directly to clinical strategic initiatives  A three-to-four day on site analysis involves IT and primary department, executive, and clinical stakeholders  Proprietary strategic mapping ties specific technologies to specific clinical goals  INFRAM+: Taking INFRAM from Tactics to Strategy  Not seeing the forest through the trees is a common mistake in the IT business. In part one of our three-part series, we took a look at the HIMSS Analytics Infrastructure Adoption Model (INFRAM) as…

INFRAM+: From Tactical Evaluation to Strategic Initiative

HIMSS Analytics set the standard for establishing a tactical IT infrastructure baseline   INFRAM+ uses proprietary strategy mapping correlates INFRAM results with clinical goals and provides an initial IT roadmap for budget and leadership consensus building  The final strategic mapping report summarizes findings, identifies gaps, and provide actionable recommendations  INFRAM+: Tactics versus Strategy  In part 1 of our three-part series, we look at the HIMSS Analytics Infrastructure Adoption Model (INFRAM) as a foundational…

RYUK: Healthcare on Alert

As if the COVID-19 pandemic were not enough to worry about, the FBI and Department of Homeland Security have issued an unprecedented warning of an “imminent cybercrime threat to US hospitals and healthcare providers.”   Intelligence indicates that a Russian ransomware group known as UNC1878 is planning to deploy ransomware nicknamed “Ryuk” to more than…

Server Patching: Zerologon – Shrouded in Mystery

Good system security is based on good system management. But face it. Server patching can be every IT department’s nightmare. From the operating system to applications, server patching is never as simple as installing updates and performing a reboot. It’s time consuming, labor intensive, seemingly always risky, and it’s a detailed procedure made more complex…