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August 27, 2015 | Irv Lichtenwald
While we continue to ask the specific question, "Are you happy with your EHR?", maybe we don't consider often enough the general frustration of digitizing... More

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August 26, 2015 | Rick Kam
In many organizations today, incident response is run like a relay race, typically starting with information security and with each response function handing off to the... More
August 25, 2015 | Tim Cannon
Facing a new EHR implementation is like facing the bogeyman of health IT. Transition to a new system can be a nightmare. But as technology advances, such a move can be a... More
August 20, 2015 | John Halamka
Stakeholders are gathering to discuss next year's priorities. John Halamka, MD, outlines what's top of mind for healthcare IT leaders. More
August 18, 2015 | Mac McMillan
Healthcare requires an informed balance between delivering care and protecting patient information. That is best achieved when both IT and security staff have a close... More
August 12, 2015 | Deborah Galea
Given that healthcare organizations must sometimes exchange sensitive patient data with external parties, how can they ensure that this is done safely, protecting... More

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August 11, 2015 | Irv Lichtenwald
Yes, an adoptable data exchange standard like FHIR is necessary, but without a national patient identifier it is not sufficient. More
August 11, 2015 | John Halamka
For years, manufacturers of medical devices depended on the "kindness of stranger," assuming that devices would never be targeted by bad actors. Hospitals must... More
August 07, 2015 | Tom Sullivan
There's a lot to be gleaned from tactics the Defense Department employed when announcing its EHR contract. Other federal agencies should be paying attention. More
August 07, 2015 | Chuck Webster, MD
Now that we have laid the groundwork in parts 1 through 4, let's look ahead, about five years into the future. How will a new generation of workflow platforms pull... More
August 06, 2015 | Ryan Beckland
(SPONSORED) The following emerging trends are transforming the utilization of digital devices from a fad to a meaningful movement that can actually result in improved... More