Brian Ahier is the director of standards and government affairs at Medicity.
By Brian Ahier 10:28 am February 19, 2016
HIMSS16 is shaping up to be another awesome event. In the run-up to HIMSS15 last year, I wrote about population health management, which turned out to be one of the hottest topics with a great deal of discussion throughout the conference and afterward.
By Brian Ahier 09:28 am May 05, 2015
Conversations at HIMSS conferences in recent years have been largely dominated by meaningful use. This year, a great deal of talk was about going past MU and beginning to look at outcomes as opposed to process measures.
By Brian Ahier 10:04 am February 18, 2015
While the collection and sharing of health data has yet to significantly impact care cost or quality, it has laid the foundation for the move toward population health management. The future for health IT starts now.
By Brian Ahier 08:03 am January 06, 2015
The proposed FHIR standard is not just for EHR vendors. One HIE COO writes that HIEs should leverage the manner of Public APIs that FHIR could enable.
By Brian Ahier 08:15 am August 05, 2014
Legacy mindset, more than technology, is making true interoperability tricky. Lessons learned show it can be accomplished, but it's going to take industry-wide collaboration.
By Brian Ahier 09:56 am September 16, 2013
Payers and providers looking to reap insights from the health IT systems they've sown will depend on the underlying architecture in the coming third wave of analytics. And one model holds the most promise.
By Brian Ahier 10:12 am January 09, 2012
Reliable, high-speed bandwidth is a foundation of health information exchange. The Oregon Health Network, an FCC Rural Healthcare Pilot Program, shares five how-tos of building connectivity needs into an overall HIT strategy.