November 25, 2014 | Jon Mertz | Electronic Health Records, Quality and Safety
During this season of gratitude and giving, let's share our gratitude by giving thanks for what health IT and healthcare professionals are doing every day to make our health system better. More
October 25, 2013 | Jon Mertz | Policy and Legislation
Do we really need a “tech surge?” Or, more to the point, do we really need to use an Iraqi war reference when fixing a healthcare website? More
December 14, 2012 | Jon Mertz | Electronic Health Records, Health Information Exchange (HIE)
The University of Texas at Austin formally launches its Health Information Exchange (HIE) laboratory this week. This laboratory simulates the national, state and local networks that are being... More
December 29, 2011 | Jon Mertz | Electronic Health Records, Health Information Exchange (HIE), Policy and Legislation
You can read about the shift happening. You can see the shift happening. You can sense the shift happening. In all of this, there is still an understanding that we have a long way to go in order to... More
November 30, 2011 | Jon Mertz | Electronic Health Records, Policy and Legislation
During the SIIM 2011 Annual Meeting earlier this year, radiology leaders were rallying the industry to engage with the incentive program being driven under the Meaningful Use banner. More
October 13, 2011 | Jon Mertz | Telehealth
We host weekly Tweet Chats called Health IT Social Media, or #HITsm. During one of our conversations, we were discussing why more hospital IT professionals, as well as other provider IT people, are... More
August 30, 2011 | Jon Mertz | Workforce Management, Policy and Legislation
Before we dive in, it is important to ensure we understand some of the characteristics of the Millennial Generation. The characteristics carry a strong mix of using technology, incorporating social... More
July 11, 2011 | Jon Mertz | Enterprise Content Management, Quality and Safety, Telehealth
Radiology groups and imaging centers have been on the leading technology edge for many years. The leadership principles of radiology CEOs and CIOs shine in how they approach. More
June 28, 2011 | Jon Mertz | Meaningful Use, Electronic Health Records, Network Infrastructure
Few are surprised by this NY Times headline – Google to End Health Records Service After It Fails to Attract Users. Rumors and expectations of this announcement have been in the market for several... More