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By John Halamka 09:55 am May 16, 2016
"Some agreed with my initial analysis that clinicians will have a hard time translating complex MACRA payment processes into altered clinical behavior," writes John Halamka, MD. "Others felt I was over-harsh, negative and inappropriate. It's never my intent to criticize people, instead I want encourage dialogue about ideas....
By Sue Schade 11:21 am May 13, 2016
Picture this. One of your IT leaders tells you they have been pulled into a project by a senior executive; they are trying to figure out who in IT owns it. You tell them that another of your leaders owns it. They are working out the specific issues with yet another leader. The first person says it’s still not clear.
By Brian Wells 04:54 pm May 09, 2016
Penn Medicine associate vice president of health technology Brian Wells makes the case for creating standards that map rich clinical data in EHRs and other sources to large patient cohorts.
By Sue Schade 12:34 pm May 06, 2016
As IT leaders, we get used to hearing complaints about IT: we are not being responsive enough; our systems are unstable; too many clicks in the applications; not knowing who to call. The list goes on and on.
By John Halamka 10:36 am May 06, 2016
"Sometimes when you remodel a house, there is a point when additional improvements are impossible and you need to start again with a new structure," writes Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center CIO John Halamka, MD, about a 962-page rule that "no mere human will be able to understand."
By Jane Sarasohn-Kahn 01:48 pm May 05, 2016
At the start of 2016, the current installed base of wearable activity tracking devices was just over 33 million in the U.S.
By Kathy Downing 01:54 pm May 02, 2016
Despite the ever increasing pace at which the healthcare industry—and HIM—is moving forward, through information governance (IG) pilot programs, we also see leaders making time to envision a future with IG playing a central role.
By Sue Schade 10:56 am April 29, 2016
The first three months of my interim CIO engagement at University Hospitals has flown by. I’m fortunate to be working with a very talented IT team and we recognize there is always room for improvement. We have already made some very positive changes and improvements.
By Sue Schade 11:05 am April 22, 2016
My mother had to go to work to support four children after my father died from cancer. I was active in the women’s movement in my college years. So, I can’t imagine women not having a career outside the home if they so choose or if they have to support themselves and their families.
By Rick Kam 05:03 pm April 20, 2016
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has officially launched the mechanism for sharing threat intelligence, known as the Automated Indicator Sharing (AIS) initiative. The government has said that the AIS will serve as the Internet's "See Something, Say Something."

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