Washington State Healthcare Executives Forum - March Newsletter  (Plain Text Version)

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In this issue:
•  President's Message
•  Message from Your ACHE Regent
•  Fellows Spotlight
WELCOME NEW MEMBERS, CONGRATS TO ALL OUR FELLOWS
•  Welcome New Members, Fellows and Re Certified Fellows
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
•  WSHEF Advancement Committee Needs You!
•  Asian Healthcare Leadership Forum is looking for you!
National News and Articles
•  CIOs Rank Most Overhyped IT Innovations
•  6 Key Healthcare Trends to Watch in 2018
•  National News Q1 2018
Washington Healthcare Programs
•  UW Executive MHA and Medical Management Programs
•  WSU Spokane MHPA program
•  ACHE: Become Board Certified in Healthcare Management
•  ACHE Tuition Waiver Assistance Program
•  Your Career & Development - JOB BANKS
•  DELIVERY of WSHEF Newsletter (Disclaimer)
CHAPTER AND RESOURCES
•  2018 Officers and Board Members
•  Thank you to our Chapter Sponsors!
•  WSHEF Vision & Values
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•  Host a Meet N Mingle in Your Area
•  WSHEF - MEMBERSHIP

 
National News and Articles

CIOs Rank Most Overhyped IT Innovations

When it comes to emerging technologies, not every innovation will make their mark on healthcare in the long run. For instance, CIO members of the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives ranked blockchain technology as the most “overhyped” IT trend in a recent CHIME study, Healthcare IT News reports. Although blockchain technology aims to improve data integrity and advance data security, 48.2 percent of CIOs fail to see its transformative potential. Other “overhyped” trends, according to the survey, include:

  • Cloud computing (23.2 percent)

  • Machine learning (7.1 percent)

  • Natural language processing (7.1 percent)

Instead, many healthcare organizations are focusing on trends that can make a tangible, positive impact. According to 50 percent of the CIOs surveyed, these promising innovations include Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources and application programming interfaces. Additionally, 14 percent of CIOs said their organization has launched a dedicated IT innovation center and 25 percent said their health system has formed a partnership focused on innovation with a healthcare IT startup.

—Adapted from “FHIR transformative, blockchain overhyped, CIOs say,” by Mike Miliard, Healthcare IT News, Jan. 19, 2018.