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
October 02, 2013 | Keith W. Boone | Policy and Legislation
Non-essential US government operations are shut down. That has some impacts on us in the Health IT Standards development space. More
September 10, 2013 | Keith W. Boone | Meaningful Use, Policy and Legislation
What I find stifling is the pace at which meaningful use is proceeding. When you put an entire industry under the MU pressure cooker, the need to meet federal mandates overwhelms anything else. More
August 26, 2013 | Keith W. Boone | Policy and Legislation
I've noticed a trend of late. A significant number of standards efforts are being pushed forwards by funded projects, instead of through unfunded initiatives. More
August 08, 2013 | Keith W. Boone | Policy and Legislation
It should be obvious what this post is, and who it is about. If not, I'll follow my usual pattern anyway. More
June 28, 2013 | Keith W. Boone | Meaningful Use
Anyone familiar with one of my favorite TV shows, MythBusters, has probably heard the expression "Failure is always an option." Co-host Adam Savage indicates that the principal behind this... More
June 19, 2013 | Keith W. Boone | Network Infrastructure
We've been having one of those long running discussions over on the Structured Documents list-serve over the past couple weeks. There are two parts to the eterna-thread, one on the need for... More
June 11, 2013 | Keith W. Boone | Meaningful Use, Electronic Health Records, Policy and Legislation
Last week I spent a half day in the Indian Treaty Room of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building. I was joined by at least 50 others, including patients, health IT vendors, healthcare providers,... More