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Halamka: Advice to the New National Coordinator

Karen DeSalvo started as the new National Coordinator for Healthcare Information Technology on January 13, 2014.  After my brief discussion with her last week, I can already tell she's a good listener, aware of the issues, and is passionate about using healthcare IT as a tool to improve population health...What advice would I give her, given the current state of healthcare IT stakeholders?

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The Surprisingly Small Percentage Health Orgs Spend on Data Security

Tom Sullivan | Government Health IT | November 3, 2011

Three percent or less. That’s how much of their overall IT budgets half the respondents to a HIMSS survey allocate to information security – and that’s up from last year. The fourth annual HIMSS Security Survey, in fact, found that 53 percent of respondents spend less than 3 percent, with a portion of those spending less than 1 percent. Read More »