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By Chuck Webster, MD 10:28 am August 04, 2015
To truly grasp what the industry is up against, we must understand where we're trying to go. And task interoperability is a key piece of the puzzle. I describe task interoperability in the second part of my five-part series on task and workflow interoperability.
By Carl Natale 09:56 am August 04, 2015
Let's look at one disease state to understand what that term really means.
By Sid Nair 08:07 am August 03, 2015
EHR vendors don't really have a strong incentive to make their products interoperable. But putting those standards in the hands of the government also isn't perfect.
By Chuck Webster, MD 08:03 am August 03, 2015
Interoperability just might be the thorniest problem in healthcare today. And while much of the conversation treats it as if interoperability is one issue, in reality there are different types. Here's the first in a five-part series with my take on getting where we need to go.
By Scott Rea 06:41 am July 31, 2015
Back in the old days -- say, a whole 10 years ago -- thieves had to be physically inside a healthcare facility to steal patient information. How times have changed.
By Rick Kam 09:26 am July 30, 2015
The dangers of data breach make for great headlines: data held for ransom, financial fraud, medical identity theft. But despite the risks of a breach, the most immediate threat in most security incidents is failure to comply with regulatory requirements.
By Eric Wicklund 09:16 am July 30, 2015
Not a consultant, EHR vendor or government contractor, this set of technologies promises to play a significant role in the modernization initiative.
By Nathan Wenzler 10:03 am July 29, 2015
Ponemon's recently published 2015 Study on Privacy & Data Security of Healthcare Data makes one point crystal clear: healthcare organizations must do more to protect sensitive patient information from the wide variety of data breach threats.
By John Halamka 09:30 am July 29, 2015
As we envision the next generation of electronic tools, support for team-based care with handoff management and closed-loop communication among the stakeholders will be the most important new features.
By Frank Ingari 10:41 am July 28, 2015
Here's a hint: MA is the only national program that engages payers, providers and consumers to support all three elements of the Triple Aim.

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