October 21, 2014 | Keith W. Boone | Electronic Health Records, Policy and Legislation
The fundamental organization of data in an EHR around information documented during an encounter isn't likely to change whether you look at a large grained document-centric approach, or a finer-... More
October 09, 2014 | Keith W. Boone | Quality and Safety
In trying to work through an issue with internet tech support, Keith Boone ran into a problem that patients (especially chronic ones) have with their doctors. More
September 15, 2014 | Keith W. Boone | Meaningful Use, Interoperability
One of the most amusing things (because if I didn't laugh I might cry) about the meaningful use program is the way that executives who have never paid anything more but lip service to standards... More
July 21, 2014 | Keith W. Boone | Electronic Health Records
I hear the complaint that implementing an EHR changes their workflow from a lot of physicians and nurses. I also hear that EHR X is no good because it is just an electronic version of their existing... More
July 03, 2014 | Keith W. Boone | Meaningful Use, Policy and Legislation
One way that standards happen is when a single organization decides that a standard should exist and funds the development of it. The question that concerns me about this is what happens when the... More
June 13, 2014 | Keith W. Boone | Policy and Legislation, Interoperability
Several times over the past several days I've had to deal with issues of policy which were raised as problems preventing interoperability. More
April 23, 2014 | Keith W. Boone | Health Information Exchange (HIE)
I don't know how many times I've been asked that question, or attempted to answer it. The short answer is fairly simple. More
February 26, 2014 | Keith W. Boone | Meaningful Use
If you've been reading the Meaningful Use 2015 NPRM as I recently did, you probably came across the discussion around requiring certified products to accept 95 percent of CDA documents. More
January 30, 2014 | Keith W. Boone | Network Infrastructure
My first connectathon was in 2004. I've now been to 10 of the last 11 North American connectathons. More
January 21, 2014 | Keith W. Boone | Network Infrastructure, Policy and Legislation
Where does a newbie go to get more information about HL7? More
December 30, 2013 | Keith W. Boone | Quality and Safety, Policy and Legislation
There are days when I feel like an outsider to the ePatient movement. An alien looking in. I may show up in a list of ePatients somewhere, but I'm not really a patient, because I get paid to... More
December 18, 2013 | Keith W. Boone | Meaningful Use, Policy and Legislation
You've all probably heard by now that there's going to be a change to the Meaningful Use Stage 3 roll-out. So, what is in store? More
December 03, 2013 | Keith W. Boone | Telehealth
This question came up in one of my classes last week: What do you believe is/are the most likely and important applications of telemedicine/telehealth in the future? I liked my answer so much, I... More
November 15, 2013 | Keith W. Boone | Mobile/Wireless
One of the challenges with mHealth, as John Moehrke points out, is the variety of solutions which can be described as "mobile health." And every industry that wants to be buzzword... More
November 05, 2013 | Keith W. Boone | Electronic Health Records, Financial/Revenue Cycle Management
Ding! Someone just pushed the wrong button for me. The question is in the handling of a bi-directional PHR, where the physician communicates with the patient, but the patient also has an opportunity... More