Tag Archives: Technology

How the technology puzzle can help address youth suicide

Perhaps it’s because we live in an age of competing epidemics and crises—opioids, impeachment, homelessness, insulin—that youth suicide trends don’t warrant a front-page headline every week. The numbing, knee-bending statistics say they should. Per the CDC, suicide rates among young people 10 to 24 years old rose 56 percent between 2007 and 2017. Suicide is… Read More »

Focus on operational efficiency and RTLS technology has given Wake Forest Baptist Health a financial leg up

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center took a look at the healthcare landscape and knew it had to make some organizational changes. With the industry increasingly focused on operational efficiencies, quality service and patient satisfaction, the hospital saw opportunities for cost savings that had eluded them — and looked to a combination of technological innovation and… Read More »

How Virginia Mason Health System’s CIO is using technology to tackle the gaps in care

Ellen Wiegand, vice president, chief information officer at Virginia Mason Health System in Seattle WA, was always interested in healthcare, but it wasn’t until a college career fair that she stumbled upon the health IT industry. She’s been in the field ever since, rising to senior executive roles at large health systems.  She answered questions… Read More »