Most people are familiar with the role a CIO plays in a health system but the mention of a CMIO would likely elicit questioning looks or shoulder shrugs from many. As one of the newest members of the healthcare executive suite, the Chief Medical Information/Informatics Officer (CMIO) has a complex job description that’s evolving in parallel to the shift from volume-based to value-based care.
There’s often a buzz of recap news stories at the end of each year followed by a flurry of predictions posts for the coming new year. We’ve done this before in a few different ways at Catalyze. The prediction posts are usually specific and often wrong in that specificity. For 2017 I’m going to do things differently.
You may have recently seen our press release announcing Catalyze’s new Chief Operating Officer (COO), Brian Lindstrom. Brian brings deep experience in healthcare coming from a job as CFO of Influence Health in Alabama and, before that, as Controller for Epic, where he played a key role in Epic’s rapid growth story.
A recap of the AWS re:Invent keynotes
We're returning from three and a half days at the re:invent conference. It was an extraordinary event both in terms of the number of people attending but also in terms of the calibre and diversity of the attendees. I had some conversations where people reminisced about how re:invent has come to be the IT conference and has taken over the mantle from VMWorld...
This is the first time that we at Catalyze are attending AWS re:invent. We always knew that the event was large but we're surprised to see and hear that the event has grown substantially since last year. AWS re:invent expects to have about 32,000 attendees this year with attendee profiles ranging from engineers to CIOs and a broad range of industries.
A lack of transparency results in distrust and a deep sense of insecurity. - Dalai Lama
HHS released it’s official Guidance on HIPAA & Cloud Computing last month. The guidance answers some lingering questions that people seem to ask. In some ways, it’s HHS playing catchup to the industry. The cloud, while still early in terms of adoption in healthcare, is already heavily used for creating,..
For the second year in a row, Catalyze both attended and sponsored the Voalte User Experience (VUE16) in Sarasota, Florida. What an honor to have our CEO Travis Good, MD participate in a panel discussion around EHR integration, alongside Deborah Whitebird-Clayton, program manager from St. Luke’s Health System in Kansas City, MO and Ariel Norton, director of product management at Allscripts..
Almost 3 years ago I wrote about Big Data in healthcare for HIStalk. At the time I covered many of types of healthcare data that are not a part of the EHR but hold tremendous value to clinicians, patients, and data scientists. I haven’t changed the fundamental thesis that the EHR represents only one set of healthcare data, which, while large and currently the primary source of data for healthcare..
Recently, I was surprised to see a handful of online posts from vendors and consultants about HITRUST, voicing opinions that don’t quite match up with my understanding and experiences. The questions raised and inaccurate claims made showed me that there’s still a lot of misinformation and misunderstanding about HITRUST. As a longtime user and supporter — as well as a member of the HITRUST..
We completed our initial HITRUST assessment about three years ago. The process of working with the HITRUST CSF, our 3rd party HITRUST approved auditors, and HITRUST as a certifying body had a steep learning curve; we’ve since completed additional HITRUST assessments and extended our HITRUST CSF Validated Assessment to include additional service providers and certify product and organizational..