As healthcare costs continue to rise, hospital CIOs are wondering where the supposed IT productivity gains are going. In many cases, software contributes to those rising costs. Studies (like these) found that physicians spend nearly 50% of their time working on clerical tasks.
…you can still take action to advance your digital agenda. Filling tech resource gaps for hospitals is a double-edged sword. On one hand, you’re under pressure to find resources to meet project goals and deadlines. On the other hand, you need to train those resources to be able to apply their work to your operations.
Every year International Women’s Day has a theme. 2018’s theme is #PressforProgress and it could not be more relevant with the activities and protests from the past few months.
HIMSS18 might seem overwhelming to some, but you’re on a mission. The healthcare conference will keep you on your toes as you elbow through crowds for free coffee, or find yourself deep in gripe-filled conversations about the lack of Cerner resources.
There are compelling reasons to adopt behavioral driven development (BDD) as part of an agile QA process. Research conducted by MIT suggests that agile companies grow revenue 37% faster and generate 30% higher profits than non-agile organizations. But...
Will you be ready for 2021? The number of approved FDA medications is in decline while questions about future regulatory issues, care models, and cost continue to be raised.
US healthcare, for many years, has been a highly complex enterprise with a “cottage-industry” structure consisting of many small-scale, interdependent service providers. We’re seeing the dichotomy of large payment practices clashing with a personal treatment structure, creating silos of function and enterprise.
New Research Finds Hospital IT Departments Frustrated with Outsourcing Options: Shift to As-a-Service Solutions
Healthcare market research agency Black Book surveyed 1,587 hospital IT professionals to determine their confidence in partnering with outside contractors. They are not happy.
There has been a climate change in IT. No surprise there. Technology, by nature, evolves. It adapts to the needs of consumers. It happens fast. It’s constant. We know what's coming, and we know that change is inevitable, yet healthcare IT departments still can't keep up.
It’s a classic dichotomy: innovate, or stay the course. IT departments see it as a conflict of resources. Either we place IT staff on innovation projects, leaving system operations without a maintenance crew - or - we service IT systems and delay innovation.