John Andrews

John Andrews is an independent freelance writer from Des Plaines, Ill. A professional journalist for more than 30 years, he has written exclusively for the healthcare industry since 1990 and has appeared in dozens of trade publications during his career.

Mayo Clinic alert fatigue

Vitaly Herasevich, MD, said most alarms in place today are simple but often ineffective. 

By John Andrews 07:28 am February 17, 2017
Vitaly Herasevich, MD, bases the idea on the “failure to rescue,” a concept started in the nursing field and is gaining traction in applied clinical informatics. 
Lahey Health CMMI
By John Andrews 10:16 am February 16, 2017
Cathy Ball, who spearheads Lahey’s participation in the CMMI program, said bundled payments are a step in the right direction toward value-based care. 
Mayo Clinic healthcare certification
By John Andrews 07:21 am February 14, 2017
Kenneth Stensvold offers advice to prospective students about what they should consider before enrolling in a program. 
Kaiser Permanente CIO Daniels

Kaiser chief information officer Dick Daniels said the current pace of innovation bring the opportunity for rapid advancements in care delivery. 

By John Andrews 07:25 am February 08, 2017
Daniels said that Kaiser’s consumer strategy involves aligning design and technology to focus on consumer outreach. 
SNOMED EHR Analytics HIMSS17

David Markwell is the head of education for the International Health Terminology Standards Development Organization and SNOMED International

By John Andrews 07:01 am February 08, 2017
SNOMED International head David Markwell will shed light on how the clinical terminologies contribute to greater consistency for clinical analytics. 

"The roadmap from the ONC has veered off into multiple paths, so it has become a 'choose your own adventure book' process," said Theresa Bell, president and CTO of Kno2. "It speaks to the complexity of it."

By John Andrews 10:12 am February 02, 2017
The path to interoperability has been a circuitous one over the past 13 years, veering off in directions that weren't anticipated when the concept became an industry-wide initiative in 2004.
By John Andrews 10:30 am February 01, 2017
EHRs have become an integral part of healthcare delivery, but there is a sense that they aren't fulfilling their enormous potential as conduits for personal health information, patient diagnostics, point-of-care decision support and more.
Cyberthreat intelligence sharing
By John Andrews 09:09 am January 24, 2017
Participating in a CTI program enables healthcare information security specialists to gain a better understanding of the threat landscape and, ultimately, to more effectively safeguard against it. 
arcane regulations health IT
By John Andrews 09:31 am January 23, 2017
Legal expert says that the federal government and Health and Human Services should take into account the challenges and opportunities that new technologies present and how those impact old laws. 
security CIO cloud concern security
By John Andrews 07:40 am January 20, 2017
Dignity Health chief information officer Deanna Wise was once hesitant of putting health data in the cloud. Now she’s an outspoken proponent. 

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