Turning Healthcare IT On Its Ear

With access to the cutting-edge technology and highly-skilled engineering personnel of the two organizations, Baystate Health and VertitechIT have announced the formation of a new company to meet the increasingly complex IT needs of medical practices, clinics, and healthcare social service organizations in western Massachusetts and northern Connecticut. BaytechIT is a first of its kind…

Baseball and Big Data

Can healthcare learn something from the national pastime? As a CMO and former CMIO, I’ve spent the better part of my professional life looking at numbers and trying to wrestle with the enigma that has come to be known as Population Health. As a 2017 article in HealthIT Analytics so aptly titled it, “population health…

The History of Healthcare Technology and the Evolution of EHR

You love it, you hate it, and you can’t live without it! Electronic Health Records. They are of course, a digital version of a patient’s paper chart. EHRs are real-time, patient-centered records that make information available instantly and securely to authorized users. That is, until you want to share that information outside your network. The ability (or inability!)…

The Top 7 Health Tech Podcasts

This is definitely not FAKE NEWS. In fact, our annual list of the best podcasts covering healthcare technology is a review of what we feel offer the most valuable insights into industry trends, security, regulatory changes, and expert analysis of our little corner of the IT world. Reading journals and searching the web is not…

Best IT Blogs 2018: Must-Read Resources for CIOs, IT & Security Pros

Information Technology.  Sometimes we get so focused on the bits and bytes side of the equation we forget about the information part.  When it comes right down to it, IT is all about using technology to inform, to communicate, to make the business of doing business easier and more understandable. That’s why we compiled this…