April 02, 2014 | John Halamka | ICD-10
After the senate vote on HR 4302, I sent an email to the CIOs of payers and providers in Massachusetts, suggesting that we need to capture the millions spent locally in ICD-10 preparations before... More
March 12, 2014 | John Halamka | Mobile/Wireless
Over the past few months, Beth Israel Deaconess has been the pilot site for a new approach to clinical information technology, wearable computing. In the emergency department, they've developed... More
February 27, 2014 | John Halamka | Mobile/Wireless, Cloud Computing
During HIMSS14 I met with numerous companies, leaders and fellow IT professionals. The theme I heard frequently was the need for care management/population health applications based on data... More
February 12, 2014 | John Halamka | Meaningful Use, ICD-10, Policy and Legislation
Readers of my blog know that over the past year, I've written several posts warning about the burden of 2014 certification, the timing overlap of numerous federal programs including ICD-10, and... More
February 04, 2014 | John Halamka | Meaningful Use, Policy and Legislation
Feb. 4 at the HIT Policy Committee meeting, the Meaningful Use Workgroup presented its recommendations as part of the process leading to a final rule in 2015. More
January 22, 2014 | John Halamka | Meaningful Use, ICD-10, Policy and Legislation
Karen DeSalvo started as the new National Coordinator for Healthcare Information Technology on January 13, 2014. What advice would I give her, given the current state of healthcare IT stakeholders? More
January 15, 2014 | John Halamka | Network Infrastructure, Workforce Management
As 2014 begins, I marvel at the evolution of the CIO role from 1997 to 2014. More
January 08, 2014 | John Halamka | Meaningful Use, Health Information Exchange (HIE)
On Jan. 8 Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick launched the next phase of healthcare information exchange in Massachusetts: "Commonwealth Interconnected: Mass HIway Query and Retrieve." More
January 02, 2014 | John Halamka | Meaningful Use, Health Information Exchange (HIE), Policy and Legislation
As the year drew to a close, I was interviewed by many trade publications about the key themes that shaped 2013. Here's my own version of the notable events of 2013. More
December 26, 2013 | John Halamka | Meaningful Use, Policy and Legislation
The December HIT Standards Committee focused on patient generated data, image sharing, patient matching, and the 2014 work plan, ensuring we select the necessary standards to support meaningful use... More
December 12, 2013 | John Halamka | Mobile/Wireless
Our teams continue to work on Google Glass applications for Emergency Department workflow improvement. More
December 04, 2013 | John Halamka | Workforce Management
As a CIO I've had to master the political, communication, and interpersonal skills of leading rather than the technical skills of being a strong individual IT contributor. Along the way, I'... More
December 02, 2013 | John Halamka | Meaningful Use, Policy and Legislation
Now that we have experience with two stages of meaningful use, it's also clear that a three year cycle is needed to ensure safe, high value, well adopted, introduction of new IT functionality. More
November 20, 2013 | John Halamka | Meaningful Use, ICD-10, Policy and Legislation
People are working hard. Priority setting is appropriate. Funding is available. The problem is that the scope is too big and the timeline is too short. What are the risks? More
November 14, 2013 | John Halamka | Meaningful Use, Policy and Legislation
The November HIT Standards Committee focused on the current status of certification and attestation, readiness of standards for patient generated data, ONC S&I Framework progress and the overall... More