March 20, 2015 | John Halamka | Policy and Legislation, Interoperability
In his latest blog, John Halamka, MD provides a comprehensive account of the most recent HIT Standards Committee meeting. Don't miss what he has to say about Stan Huff's and Arien Malec... More
March 11, 2015 | John Halamka | Cloud Computing
IT leaders should focus on a variation on SaaS, which John Halamka, MD, calls "Outcomes as a Service." Software and hardware are one component, but the combination of business processes,... More
March 02, 2015 | John Halamka | Policy and Legislation, Interoperability
Some pundits have suggested that ONC step aside and return all aspects of health IT policy and technology to the private sector. Others have suggested top-down command and control, including... More
February 26, 2015 | John Halamka | Interoperability
CIOs are at a challenging crossroads in their careers. Regulatory burdens, security threats, and changing reimbursement models have led to a demand for change that seems overwhelming. More
February 18, 2015 | John Halamka | Mobile, Patient Engagement
Social networking concepts, mobile devices, analytics and cloud are key tactics for the success of any IT organization. More
February 03, 2015 | John Halamka | Electronic Health Records, Cloud Computing
The collaboration between the two organizations provides athenahealth the chance to take BIDMC's experience to a much larger audience, hopefully making a difference to providers, patients and... More
February 02, 2015 | John Halamka | Meaningful Use, Policy and Legislation, Interoperability
On Thursday, CMS announced their intent to update the Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Record Incentive Programs for 2015 and beyond, reducing the reporting burden on providers. On Friday, ONC... More
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