Michelle Ronan Noteboom

Michelle Ronan Noteboom specializes in healthcare IT communications, marketing, and strategy. She spent seven years as an independent contributor for HIStalk and HIStalk Practice writing under the name "Inga" and as a freelance writer for various publications and health IT vendors.

Small fish big fish
By Michelle Ronan Noteboom 09:40 am November 09, 2015
There used to be a certain prestige when it came to big things: big cars, big computers and big hair were often a source of envy. And, by gosh, who didn't want a Big Wheel? Today, we covet the small and personal.
Digital caduceus
By Michelle Ronan Noteboom 01:58 pm October 28, 2015
A few months back, our columnist shared her struggle to obtain electronic copies of her and her daughter's health data. Overall, the results were disappointing. Unfortunately, some apps notwithstanding, they mostly still are.
Illustration of doctor with money
By Michelle Ronan Noteboom 09:16 am October 20, 2015
Healthcare spending in the U.S. far exceeds that of other high-income countries, according to a new Commonwealth Fund report. Despite that, Americans have poorer results on several key health outcome measures.
students taking a test
By Michelle Ronan Noteboom 09:43 pm September 23, 2015
Thanks to a new medical school, an established high-tech community, and support from a couple of strong flagship IT companies, Austin's healthcare technology community appears poised for solid growth.
Questions
By Michelle Ronan Noteboom 10:57 am September 18, 2015
In health IT, the lingo is continuously evolving and stakeholders don't necessarily agree on a single definition for each term. Sometimes these new terms even just describe older concepts. Little wonder, our columnist writes, that providers sometimes feel in the dark.
Clapping
By Michelle Ronan Noteboom 10:08 am September 08, 2015
Does anyone remember the Clapper? Y'know: "Clap on! (clap, clap) Clap Off! (clap, clap)." Our columnist points out that some electronic health records, unfortunately, have more in common with that old technology than one might think.
Man climbing cliff
By Michelle Ronan Noteboom 06:02 am August 21, 2015
As Washington looks eagerly toward Stage 3 meaningful use, many providers are still working toward Stage 2. Despite disappointing attestation numbers in 2014, and widespread complaints about its challenging criteria, more and more are getting close to the finish line.
Stressed doctor
By Michelle Ronan Noteboom 07:14 am August 20, 2015
Physicians are increasingly dissatisfied with their electronic health records. A recent poll found that just 34 percent of physicians said they were happy with their system. Our columnist asks: Should we be alarmed? Or should we even care?
doc on tablet EHR
By Michelle Ronan Noteboom 11:05 pm August 13, 2015
In previous rulemakings, ONC certification criteria have hewed closely to MU objectives. New regs have been decoupled, and now about half are "requirements for functionalities that are not necessary to succeed in meaningful use."
By Michelle Ronan Noteboom 08:03 am August 11, 2015
Healthcare IT News caught up with Ed Marx, former chief information officer of Texas Health Resources, who resigned from the organization April after a seven-year tenure. Marx is now affiliated with The Advisory Board Company and its subsidiary, Clinovations.

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