Blog

By Mike Restuccia 07:55 am June 10, 2016
Bringing different facilities onto one electronic health record platform is a logical step but that doesn’t mean it’s easy. Some advice about incorporating patient care and revenue cycle functionality into one system. 
By Sue Schade 03:44 pm May 26, 2016
Our quarterly IT Town Hall was this week. It’s a chance to bring all staff together, welcome new employees, and recognize promotions and special individual accomplishments.
By Jane Sarasohn-Kahn 03:41 pm May 23, 2016
Putting patients at the center of preventing mortality from blood clots, and being more aware of them in recognizing their onset, is key to stemming the disease burden. We can do more to engage with information, tools and other patients and programs to help monitor this condition.
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.

Most Read

The Daily Brief Newsletter