From a precision oncology portal to technological innovations in pediatric care, hospitals and health IT companies are partnering to develop new innovative technologies and initiatives for the coming years. And IT infrastructures are starting to feel the strain as IoT devices only continue multiplying within health IT. What can CIOs do to ensure devices remain functioning and secure? Continue reading to find out more.
The Importance of Health IT Partnerships
This past week in health IT news, several hospitals and health systems teamed up with health IT companies to develop new initiatives, technologies and innovative projects. Just a few of the partnerships include a team of researchers that will build a portal of information related to precision oncology and a partnership between Children’s Medical Center and Philips health IT aimed at helping drive technological innovations in pediatric care. Find out what other partnerships developed this past week.
IoT Devices’ Impact Health IT Infrastructures
According to Aruba Networks Product Marketing Manager Rick Reid, “An average hospital room will have between 15 and 20 medical devices, and almost all of them will be networked.” The rise in medical devices is putting a huge strain on health IT systems but there are some best practices IT leaders can follow to ensure devices are secure and functioning when they are needed. Read the full story here.
FHIR and the Future of Health IT
The FHIR (HL7 Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources) has quickly become the foundation for the future of health IT interoperability, as it provides vastly simplified, accelerated and effective clinical information sharing between systems. That said, experts believe FHIR will need to coexist with other standards for the foreseeable future. Read the full story here.
Lessons Learned from Female Health IT Leaders
In a male-dominated industry, female health IT innovators must “Be fearless,” said Providence Health Executive Vice President and Chief Clinical Officer Amy Compton-Phillips, MD. “Share your voice, speak up, but in a respectful, helpful way. And be comfortable being yourself. You don’t have to conform to a behavior that feels outside of who you are as a human being.” Now, more than ever, females must stand their ground in health IT. Read the full story here.