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Q&A: Kaiser Permanente’s CIO on Predictive Analytics and Other Challenges

Scott Mace

Philip Fasano, CIO of Kaiser Permanente, discusses how predictive analytics can prevent sepsis and improve other medical conditions, and explains how he is working to execute on his belief that "every citizen of this country should have the right to have their medical record present when being treated by a physician." >>>

 

Editor's Picks

FDA Probes Docs Over da Vinci Robot Problems

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is counting on physicians to offer insights into complaints about the da Vinci robot, which is under scrutiny in lawsuits and medical board reviews as never before. >>>

Hospital Execs Forecast Higher IT Spending

Nearly 43% of respondents surveyed by the Premier Healthcare Alliance say their organizations will make their biggest capital investments in healthcare information technology and telecommunications in 2013, up 21% from two years ago. >>>

The Healthcare Help Desk Steps Up Its Game

Hospital and health system CIOs recognize that the IT help desk must ramp up its ability to support clinical applications. At a few institutions, those changes are well under way. >>>

Hospital Compare Adds Interactive Data

The latest upgrades to the federally operated Hospital Compare website include embedded spreadsheets containing data on a variety of new measures such as readmissions and value-based purchasing scores for nearly 3,000 hospitals. >>>

In Wake of Bombings, How Hospitals Are Communicating

In the aftermath of the marathon bombings, hospitals in Boston have been using Facebook to communicate with patients, family, and staff.  The social media tool is proving to be a powerful way to communicate in a time of crisis. >>>

Highmark's $1B Acquisition of West Penn Approved by PA

The deal by which the insurer Highmark will buy West Penn Alleghany Health System is described by Pennsylvania's insurance commissioner as the most complex and extensive in his agency's history. The new entity will be renamed Allegheny Health Network. >>>



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Date: June 19, 2013, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET

Join radiology experts as they examine how standards-based radiology can impact fiscal performance, patient satisfaction and physician referrals. Register Today >>>



News Headlines

How a serial-killing night nurse hacked hospital drug protocol

Wired, April 30, 2013

MO doctor helps spark probe of medical device industry

St. Louis Business Journal, April 30, 2013

Hospital ER remains a construction zone six months after Sandy

CBS New York, April 30, 2013

More wireless devices for in-home patients wanted in healthcare

E-Commerce Times, April 29, 2013

Doctor: 'I gave up on healthcare in America'

CNNMoney, April 29, 2013

Opinion: Boston hospital CIO reflects after bombing

InformationWeek, April 26, 2013

Bill would deregulate FL trauma centers

South Florida Business Journal, April 26, 2013

Patient engagement remains elusive

InformationWeek, April 25, 2013

Under Obamacare program, doctor visits would become data points

The Washington Post, April 24, 2013

CMS website will disclose health industry payments to doctors

Kaiser Health News, April 24, 2013



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