January 21, 2015 | John Halamka | Health Information Exchange (HIE), Interoperability
How can we reduce the anxiety of interoperability? For many use cases, FHIR is our best hope for the future, says John Halamka, MD. More
January 07, 2015 | John Halamka | Meaningful Use, Electronic Health Records, Policy and Legislation
As an eternal optimist, I always look forward to the year ahead and forget the bruises of the year that has passed. What innovations can we expect in 2015? More
January 02, 2015 | John Halamka
The Beth Israel Deaconess CIO looks back at the big events that shaped health IT in 2014 -- and ahead to what they portend for the coming year. "2014 was quite a year," he writes. "... More
December 29, 2014 | John Halamka | Business Intelligence, Interoperability
I'm often asked by hedge funds, investors, and private equity firms to evaluate start ups based on their management savvy, product maturity, and business models. I've been on several calls... More
December 04, 2014 | John Halamka | Policy and Legislation, Interoperability
Today, at the HL7 Policy Conference, Chuck Jaffe announced The Argonaut Project, an effort to accelerate Fast Health Interoperability Resources. More
November 06, 2014 | John Halamka | Data Warehousing, Policy and Legislation
John Halamka, MD, has been on the road for the past few days, describing the importance of patient and family engagement using mobile applications to healthcare leaders in Europe. More
October 29, 2014 | John Halamka | Electronic Health Records, Policy and Legislation, Interoperability
In 2014, there have been many changes at the Office of the National Coordinator. Although some have voiced concerns about loss of momentum, John Halamka, MD, believes that in change there is... More
October 16, 2014 | John Halamka | Policy and Legislation, Interoperability
On Oct. 15 the future of interoperability was discussed and endorsed by a joint meeting of the Standards and Policy Committees. It was a remarkable day with great energy and enthusiasm to move... More
October 10, 2014 | John Halamka | Electronic Health Records, Interoperability
EHR causes Ebola! EHRs hold data hostage in stovepiped legacy systems! There is no interoperability in America! How many headlines have you seen over the past month that are either completely false... More
October 02, 2014 | John Halamka | Meaningful Use, Policy and Legislation
On October 15, the Policy Committee and Standards Committee will meet to review the draft interoperability roadmap that will guide our work in the post-meaningful use era. More
September 22, 2014 | John Halamka | Mobile/Wireless, Cloud Computing
John Halamka, MD, shares his thoughts about Apple's latest release, the iPhone 6. More
September 10, 2014 | John Halamka | Mobile/Wireless
Thirty years since Steve Jobs introduced the first MacIntosh, we are on the cusp of a different kind of revolution: the consumerization of healthcare middleware that gathers data about your body/... More
September 02, 2014 | John Halamka | Meaningful Use, Electronic Health Records, Policy and Legislation
Friday was my one day of summer vacation, enabled by the large number of people taking a long Labor Day weekend. Some things are worth interrupting your vacation. More
August 13, 2014 | John Halamka | Meaningful Use, Policy and Legislation
Hospitals across the country have until September 30 to complete their 2014 reporting period for meaningful use Stage 2. The trajectory is very positive but the position is less than perfect. More
August 01, 2014 | John Halamka | Data Warehousing, Electronic Health Records, Health Information Exchange (HIE)
Recently, John Halamka, MD, has given many lectures about SMAC -- social media, mobile, analytics and cloud computing. He finds that the most popular analytics topics are business intelligence, big... More