As a practicing ER physician, Christian Dameff, medical director of cybersecurity at UC San Diego Health, is one of the first in the nation to bridge the clinical world and cybersecurity, thus bringing credibility and understanding of cyber efforts to the clinical team. Dameff works closely with CISO Scott Currie and, in this interview with […]
Cyberattacks, such as ransomware, “can have real patient care impacts that extend far beyond a single effected hospital,” according to a new University of California San Diego School of Medicine study, causing disruptions at nearby regional hospitals. The study, published in the May 8 online edition of JAMA, analyzed data from two emergency departments that […]
Leaders at different organizations may have employed different strategies to fight Covid-19, but there’s one universal belief when it comes to the pandemic: healthcare has forever changed, said Christopher Longhurst, MD, and Rob Fields.
Despite their reputation, EHRs aren’t the cause of physician burnout, but rather, a symptom, says Christopher Longhurst, MD, who talks about the “systemic change” needed to address this critical issue.
Healthcare leaders don’t need a clinical background to understand the challenges facing users — they need data that show where the gaps exist, according to Christopher Longhurst and Taylor Davis, who will present findings from the KLAS Arch Collaborative.
Implementing an EHR system can often feel like a marathon – especially when two organizations make the decision to share a single instance. But the end result is well worth the effort, says CIO Chuck Podesta.
Christopher Longhurst, MD, talks about his top strategic priorities as CIO, how University of California Health is benefitting through partnerships, and the interesting path the CMIO role has taken.
Although a clinical background is by no means a requirement for CIOs, it can provide a significant benefit in understanding the subtleties of how technology impacts workflow, says Christopher Longhurst, MD.