By Will Weider 02:37 pm December 08, 2009
It's December and I am excited. Sure, I am excited for the holidays, but I may be more excited to see the official ARRA "meaningful use" guidelines. The HIT Policy Committee's draft is simply not detailed enough to use to develop a good IT strategy.
By Will Weider 04:43 pm November 20, 2009
Every good geek (and Google) knows that the answer to life and everything is 42. This is a famous line from The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. But it seems like there is a more sensible magic answer: In order for things to go well, there needs to be a high level of specification.
By Will Weider 03:43 pm October 20, 2009
Sometimes I see people cling to old habits, even though there are clearly easier ways to do things. I am not talking about something that would require a new computer system and a large IT project. Just day-to-day stuff. Here is one example...
By Will Weider 01:32 pm August 10, 2009
As I mentioned in my last post I got a chance to meet with Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. He started the meeting asking what we wanted to hear. The 5 CIOs went around the table asking for information on various technical topics.
By Will Weider 01:22 pm July 29, 2009
My last post covered the opportunity I had to meet with Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer in a small group setting. He said a couple of things about healthcare that I though were noteworthy.
By Will Weider 01:37 pm July 22, 2009
Last month I was asked by Microsoft to attend an event in Chicago that featured their CEO Steve Ballmer. I really didn’t understand the details, but Chicago is a convenient train ride from the land of cheese, so I agreed.
By Will Weider 07:03 pm April 13, 2009
I love CCHIT. Having an independent body assess EHR functionality is a wonderful service for us buyers of that technology. CCHIT gives the seal of approval to those vendors that that have comprehensive EHR functionality requirement.
By Will Weider 06:49 pm March 30, 2009
Let me be the first to announce the delay of the deadlines to qualify for EHR incentives. Actually, there is no official announcement or even open discussion - yet. But, I believe it is inevitable.
By Will Weider 07:16 pm March 09, 2009
The EHR incentives in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) will cause nearly every healthcare organization to tear up their IT strategy and plans.