By Jon Mertz 10:02 am November 25, 2014
During this season of gratitude and giving, let's share our gratitude by giving thanks for what health IT and healthcare professionals are doing every day to make our health system better.
By Jon Mertz 08:16 am October 25, 2013
Do we really need a “tech surge?” Or, more to the point, do we really need to use an Iraqi war reference when fixing a healthcare website?
By Jon Mertz 10:59 am December 14, 2012
The University of Texas at Austin formally launches its Health Information Exchange (HIE) laboratory this week. This laboratory simulates the national, state and local networks that are being developed to electronically exchange medical data. To provide more insights on this initiative, we caught up with Dr. Leanne Field, director of the nine-week...
By Jon Mertz 08:41 am December 29, 2011
You can read about the shift happening. You can see the shift happening. You can sense the shift happening. In all of this, there is still an understanding that we have a long way to go in order to achieve a true connected health care system, yet we know the movement is happening.
By Jon Mertz 08:59 am November 30, 2011
During the SIIM 2011 Annual Meeting earlier this year, radiology leaders were rallying the industry to engage with the incentive program being driven under the Meaningful Use banner.
By Jon Mertz 09:39 am October 13, 2011
We host weekly Tweet Chats called Health IT Social Media, or #HITsm. During one of our conversations, we were discussing why more hospital IT professionals, as well as other provider IT people, are not involved in social media. One of the answers was: “We don’t have time.”
By Jon Mertz 09:14 am August 30, 2011
Before we dive in, it is important to ensure we understand some of the characteristics of the Millennial Generation. The characteristics carry a strong mix of using technology, incorporating social life into technology, being distinct while shielding some it, and embracing some healthy traits.
By Jon Mertz 09:50 am July 11, 2011
Radiology groups and imaging centers have been on the leading technology edge for many years. The leadership principles of radiology CEOs and CIOs shine in how they approach.
By Jon Mertz 09:29 am June 28, 2011
Few are surprised by this NY Times headline – Google to End Health Records Service After It Fails to Attract Users. Rumors and expectations of this announcement have been in the market for several months now. Reality has struck. Google Health evaporates.