About Heather Haugen
Dr. Heather Haugen has deep expertise in health information technology and a passion for research and the application of those outcomes to the challenges that currently exist in healthcare. She is the Chief Science Officer for Atos in their Digital Health Solutions division. Prior to her current role, she was the Managing Director of The Breakaway Group, A Xerox Company. She has served in research, development and information systems leadership roles. Her past roles have led to a unique mix of experience, including conducting rigorous research, leading development efforts based on research outcomes, and leading and developing top-performing teams. Haugen has more than 20 years of research experience in both the academic and private sectors. Her research and methodology is published in her latest book, Beyond Implementation: A Prescription for the Adoption of Healthcare Technology, which is the second edition and a National Bestseller. Dr. Haugen holds a faculty position at the University of Colorado Denver- Anschutz Medical Center as the Director of Health Information Technology, where she actively mentors doctoral students and teaches courses.
She is also the author of Beyond Implementation: A Prescription for the Adoption of Healthcare Technology.
Articles posted by Heather Haugen
Digital dilemmas in healthcare
The digital transformation in healthcare is influencing every aspect of care delivery- from the bench to the bedside and into homes. Technology continues to be an important enabler across the entire spectrum of healthcare spanning genomics, clinical guidelines and social determinants of health. The intersection of healthcare and technology will play a central role in driving the value of health globally. The digital transformation…
Healthcare Leadership Challenges in a Tumultuous Environment
Healthcare leaders are facing a landscape of unprecedented change driven by legislation, financial constraints and digital transformation. The interplay between these three forces requires a balancing act to manage resources and budgets. It also presents a unique opportunity for those prepared to innovate and rethink how they deliver care. New and ever-evolving legislation influences reimbursement, licensure, quality, safety, privacy…
Electronic Health Records: adoption or just implementation?
The benefits for patients and clinicians of introducing electronic health records (EHR) into healthcare organizations are now well acknowledged. Having ready access to complete, accurate and up-to-date patient information can make major contributions to improving patient safety and quality of care while increasing efficiency and improving day-to-day workflow. Yet, while many organizations prepare thoroughly to make sure these systems…