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Health care IT is no longer a back-office function—it's central to every provider's daily operations, strategy, and management. We've designed our resources to help CIOs, IT leaders, and other C-suite executives leverage IT as a strategic asset.
We identify the major IT-related issues facing health care leaders today, provide guidance on actions to take now to address these issues, and briefly describe our 2018 research agenda.
To protect yourself and your patients from cyberattacks, your organization must be fast, flexible, and nimble in evolving your defenses. Learn four tactics to prevent your data from falling into the hands of ransomware hackers.
This framework highlights the benefits of telemedicine, considerations for making the business case, and action steps for developing your telemedicine strategy.
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Learn how the steps in responding to a clinical crisis mirror one of the most widely used cyber response methods, the SANS Institute's PICERL approach: preparation, identification, containment, eradication, recovery, lessons learned.
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Access our growing library of downloadable, two-page summaries of need-to-know topics—and share them with your staff.
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Leverage your dedicated advisor, a strategic thought partner, to maximize service for you and your team.
Read a case study on how Halifax Health's IT department responded to a natural disaster, and learn how you can create an effective IT recovery plan. More
Unwarranted care variation exists within most provider organizations and represents a $20M‒$30M (per $1B in revenue) actionable savings opportunity for a typical organization. Learn about sources of unwarranted care variation and ways you can address them. More
Get an overview of the social media landscape, understand the role of social media in health care, and learn additional considerations regarding return on investment, staffing models, and IT implications for the CIO. More
Get to know a few of the expert IT advisors on our team.
Jim leads the Health Care IT Advisor program. His areas of expertise include business strategic planning and implementation, executive and board communication strategies, IT for accountable care and population health management, IT strategy planning and implementation, IT value assessments, and business intelligence and analytics strategies. More
Naomi specializes in medical informatics, electronic health record (EHR) systems, the CMS EHR Incentive Program, and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT certification programs. Naomi’s research interests include topics related to meaningful use and telehealth. More
Senior Research Director
Ernie is the former vice president and CIO at Group Health Cooperative, one of the nation’s largest consumer-governed health care systems. In this role, he successfully implemented leading-edge technology solutions that increased the quality of care, improved patient outcomes, and lowered costs. More