Hospital Cybersecurity 2019: Seven Leadership-Level Strategies

HitPoint Blog

Here we offer our seven top recommendations to hospital leadership to help realize immediate improvements in their hospital’s defenses against cybersecurity threats. Leadership has traditionally considered security to be strictly an IT concern. Dangerous cybersecurity attacks have become a sweeping problem across our healthcare industry, with most hospitals having experienced not one or two, but many threats in the last three years.

SPM’s team leadership search for 2019

Society for Participatory Medicine

Like many associations, SPM has concentric circles of leadership (all volunteers) who work tirelessly to advance the Society and its mission. The senior leadership comprises the chair, president, president-elect, past-president/vice-chair, and the acting executive director.

Telemedicine Front and Center at the AHA Rural Leadership Conference.


The American Hospital Association (AHA) just held its 32nd Annual Rural Health Care Leadership Conference in Phoenix, Arizona, and it provided an excellent opportunity to speak to individuals living and working in healthcare in those underserved communities.

Rock Health: Slow gains for female leadership in digital health

Mobi Health News

The report, which includes a mix of online sources and survey responses of hundreds of women in the industry, found the percentage of women represented in digital health leadership particularly lacking. Things are tough for women working in healthcare, according to a new report by RockHealth.

Health IT Industry Outlook Survey Reveals Six Key Leadership Trends for 2019

Electronic Health Reporter

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Google Taps Geisinger CEO David Feinberg to Assume Healthcare Leadership Role

Healthcare Informatics

Geisinger Health System CEO David Feinberg has been tapped by Google to assume a leadership role over its healthcare initiatives

Stay Connected with Perficient’s Salesforce Experts and News


Enjoy an Abundance of Thought Leadership for Salesforce, CRM, and Cloud. Dive into our Salesforce thought leadership guides. Perficient is the preferred partner for brands thinking about implementing Salesforce for several reasons.

Leadership rounds could encourage open dialogue on infection control, study finds


Leadership rounds can encourage conversation with frontline staff on crucial issues, and a new study suggests that could lead to better infection control

4 Ways to Start Building A Change-Ready Culture


I often see the mentality in organizations where leadership believes change needs to happen and that they need to prepare their people for the future, but they do not know where to start, which is understandable as change can be an overwhelming concept in itself, but it ultimately begins with culture. Leadership feels like they are moving their people into the future and making progress and expect their employees to feel the same way, but then they receive resistance and push back.

CVS-Aetna future leadership takes shape: Who's in and who's out


The Department of Justice is reviewing the proposed CVS-Aetna merger that is expected to close by the end of the year, but the companies have already announced their new joint leadership

Lawmakers cite VA leadership holes in EHR implementation with first go-live scheduled for 2020


Members of the House Veterans Affairs Committee worried that unfilled leadership positions and concerns about the VA's acting CIO would derail the Cerner implementation. Agency officials said they have identified three sites in Washington where the Cerner system will be live by March 2020

Industry Voices—To improve care quality, embrace diversity in healthcare leadership roles


Hino, regional director of operations for Surgery Partners, LLC, explores diversity in healthcare leadership and how organizations can affect change. Diversity in leadership leads to improvements in quality of care for all ethnic groups," he writes in this contributed post. Raymond T. Language barriers, cultural norms and healthcare access can all dramatically affect healthcare outcomes."

Healthcare Roundup—Leadership changes at Press Ganey; Mount Sinai invests in meal-delivery service


Press Ganey has elevated CEO Patrick Ryan to executive chairman, plus more healthcare headlines

Healthcare Roundup—VA announces leadership shakeup; Providers offer big bonuses to attract APPs


The Department of Veterans Affairs has announced some upcoming leadership changes; providers are offering plenty of incentives to draw in advanced practice clinicians; plus more healthcare headlines

Albert Oriol, CIO, Rady Children’s Hospital and Health Center, Chapter 2

Health System CIO

For Albert Oriol, effective leadership comes down to four basic steps: setting the right vision, connecting the dots, listening to the team, and removing any obstacles in the way.

Lawmakers tee up telemedicine priorities

Morning eHealth

Report: Trump administration has VA privatization plans — Broadband leadership updates

Payer Roundup—UnitedHealth announces Optum leadership changes; Premera to invest tax savings in state exchanges


UnitedHealth has announced a leadership shakeup at Optum; Premera Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alaska intends to invest its tax savings in the state's ACA exchanges; and more health insurance headlines

Healthcare roundup—Atrium-UNC talks stuck on leadership concerns; Ex-RWJBarnabus staffers file whistleblower suit


Atrium Health and UNC Health Care's merger talks continue, but they've hit a snag over leadership concerns; two ex-employees have filed a whistleblower suit against RWJBarnabus Health, plus more healthcare news from around the web

Tips For Telehealth Success

Health System CIO

Columns Featured Governance Physician Leadership Telemedicine StarBridge Advisors Sue SchadeFrom determining key drivers to establishing governance, there are several steps organizations must follow to ensure a successful telehealth program, says Sue Schade.

Telehealth providers trying to stand out

Morning eHealth

VA leadership questions still burbling — Congressional update

Nemours Children's Health System positions itself, pediatric hospitals for leadership role in shift to value


With the backdrop of the U.S. Capitol Building through a wall of windows behind him, Nemours Children's Health System's newly minted CEO made his case for why the nation's top healthcare leaders and lawmakers need to pay more attention to pediatric hospitals in the push for a value-based payment system

Governance in Healthcare: Recognizing a Strategic Imperative


The subject of governance often comes up whenever leadership is asked about some of the more critical capabilities that an organization must possess. Even though there is awareness within executive leadership, misunderstandings still persist.

How the Mayo Clinic involves doctors in action learning-based leadership


It’s formally called action learning, a leadership-development process in which small groups work on real-world organizational business problems Want to help your physicians become effective leaders who can help transform how your healthcare organization works? The Mayo Clinic says it has one answer: Put them on a team, give them a problem to solve and a deadline.

Leading from the Edge: Q&A with CIO Daniel Barchi

Health System CIO

AI/Machine Learning CIO Roles & Responsibilities Collaboration/Shared best practices Interviews Leadership/Staff Management Telehealth Daniel Barchi NewYork-PresbyterianIt’s not the technology piece that’s most challenging for CIOs, but the people and process piece, says Daniel Barchi, a presenter at the upcoming CHIME18 Fall Forum. The more we can share insights with one another, the better off we are.”.

Nurses: The Force for Change

Mobile Health Matters

It is vital that nurses feel empowered to influence leadership and help implement large-scale changes that will improve patient care. Uncategorized AirStrip burnout education healthcare healthcare workforce innovation leadership nurse nurse education nursing patient care technology workflow

Health IT Roundup—Lawmaker calls VA EHR leadership 'rudderless'; Partners HealthCare teams up with Teladoc


A leading lawmaker charged with overseeing the VA's EHR modernization effort is sounding the alarm over recent turnover. Meanwhile, a new study shows EHRs aren't forcing doctors to give up their career

Empowering Women in Healthcare: Turning Dialogue into Action

Mobile Health Matters

In the past year and a half since we last reflected on the status of women in healthcare , statistics show more women in leadership roles. An interesting way to view overall success is the number of women on company boards of directors since this speaks to women’s executive leadership experience. Involving women in leadership gives organizations an essential perspective. Visible women role models demonstrate that leadership positions are attainable regardless of gender.

Health IT Roundup—Omaha hospital reports breach impacting 105,000; EHRA leadership changes


Boys Town National Research Hospital says an unauthorized user in an employee email account may have accessed medical information for more than 105,000 people. Plus Citizen, led by the former director of Apple's health unit, raises $3 million

Top Six Healthcare Executive Challenges in 2019

Henry Kotula

[link]. The pace of change in healthcare is not slowing down; in fact, it is accelerating. Healthcare organizations that are most successful in 2019 will know what challenges and changes are coming down the pipeline, and they will prepare accordingly.

Jonathan Goldberg, CIO, Arkansas Children’s Hospital, Chapter 3

Health System CIO

Career Path Communication/Transparency Featured Interviews Leadership/Staff Management Telemedicine Arkansas Children's Hospital Jonathan Goldberg

New Tech Tonics Podcast – Carolyn Magill – May the Fast, Steep Road Rise Up to Meet You!

Digital Health

She has now traveled through the worlds of pharma, payers, providers and had leadership positions at companies both large and small. […]. Carolyn Magill had planned a life in foreign service or international relations. But it wasn’t until she found herself at the nexus of healthcare and public policy that she realized she found her home.

Health IT and Vegas: Made for Each Other

Digital Health

Someone from HIMSS leadership told me that over 42,000 people had shown up and they were expecting closer to 45,000. I was in Las Vegas at HIMSS this last week, which, for the uninitiated, is a veritable orgy of health information technology (HIT).

Ed Grogan, VP & CIO, Calvert Health System, Chapter 3

Health System CIO

We have some best of breed affiliations for basic cardiology, cardiac surgery, and vascular surgery with MedStar, Career Path Integration/Interfacing Leadership/Staff Management Recruiting/Retaining Staff Telemedicine Calvert Health System Ed Grogan PodcastBest-of-breed affiliation strategy Staff retention — “Success energizes people.” Learning “team chemistry” from Coach K Participative meetings 21 years with Inova — “I wore a number of hats there.”

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Marc Chasin, MD, CIO & CMIO, St. Luke’s Health System, Chapter 3

Health System CIO

Career Path Leadership/Staff Management Payment Reform Telemedicine Work-life Balance Marc Chasin Podcast St. Telemedicine roadblocks Working with docs to prepare for payment reform Balancing the CIO & CMIO roles — “It feels right.” From residency to hospital administration Learning from a DIY EHR Moving to Iowa — “It was one of the best moves I’ve made.” Call to action for CIOs It was early in his career that Marc Chasin learned a critical lesson in change management.

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Tom Bres, VP/CIO, Sparrow Health System, Chapter 3

Health System CIO

Partnering with Mayo to enable e-consults and share best practices Stepping into an Epic decision From IBM to Sparrow—“a lot of it was the passion for healthcare in my community” Leadership means listening Don’t underestimate talent management In 2008, Tom Bres was in his 19th year with IBM, and Sparrow Health System wasn’t heavily focused on health IT. Leadership means listening. * A lot of it comes down to people leadership.

Carolyn Byerly, CIO, Stanford Hospital & Clinics, Chapter 3

Health System CIO

Leadership/Staff Management Patient Portals Telemedicine Carolyn Byerly Podcast Stanford Hospital & ClinicsStanford’s telehealth vision — patient portal & dermatology clinics “You will see Stanford break ground here.” Growing the network Byerly’s decision to retire Advice for CIOs — “It’s okay to fail” The importance of humility Carolyn Byerly believes vendor relationships don’t have to be so complicated.

Edward Babakanian, CIO, UC San Diego Health System, Chapter 3

Health System CIO

HIE Innovation Leadership/Staff Management Patient Experience Telemedicine Edward Babakanian Merge Healthcare Podcast UC San Diego Health SystemExpanding image access with Merge iConnect “People expect to be able to do online healthcare.” Piloting telemedicine with managed care patients A culture of innovation — “It’s really about collaboration.” San Diego’s connected community “Don’t limit yourself to being an IT person.”

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Clinician's path toward innovation

Mobi Health News

Shafi Ahmed, CMO, Medical Realities, says that clinicians can be inventors and embrace change by ensuring the patient voice remains prominent when developing innovative strategies at a leadership level

Artificial Intelligence Is the New Operating System In Healthcare

Electronic Health Reporter

She is a voting member of the American Translators Association and an active participant of the Leadership Council of its Portuguese Language Division. This content is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. By Pauline Farris, who speaks Portuguese, English, Spanish and Italian.

CEO Roundtable Policy Summit 2016

Kaiser Permanente Center for Total Health

That’s why the CEO Roundtable was developed as a leadership collaborative dedicated to evidence-based approaches to workplace health and employee engagement. Discussion included the policy implication of current wellness related tax issues and legislation, effective incentive design, the role of workplace culture and leadership, developing and promoting best practices for data privacy.