June 22, 2015 | David Lareau | Meaningful Use, Clinical
Tens of billions of dollars paid out by the federal government for the purchase of healthcare information technology enabled our industry to stay addicted to its current solutions. With no incentive... More
March 17, 2015 | David Lareau | Analytics, Clinical, Population Health
Population health, Big Data, predictive analytics and all that massive computing power help to improve health. But care still has to be delivered, and it will probably still be one patient and one... More
February 17, 2015 | David Lareau | Population Health
With all the talk of population health, interoperability and personalized medicine, you would think we have already solved the problem of how we handle all the clinical information for a single... More
December 16, 2014 | David Lareau | Electronic Health Records, Interoperability
How can your clinical systems enable clinically-coordinated care, that is, true functional interoperability? Here are four important considerations to put you on the right path. More
October 01, 2014 | David Lareau | Electronic Health Records, Quality and Safety
How can a physician's productivity and focus on the patient be maintained while using an EHR at the point of care, and why do many systems fall short on this? More
February 04, 2014 | David Lareau | Data Warehousing, Network Infrastructure
Historically, physician and nursing systems and workflow have been parallel, but independent, of each other. In looking at what is currently available, it is obvious that very few, if any, intersect... More
October 10, 2013 | David Lareau | Electronic Health Records, Network Infrastructure, Quality and Safety
As talks continue about big data and how to aggregate and share it electronically, we need to keep our ultimate goal in sight – giving providers the information required to better manage the health... More
June 11, 2013 | David Lareau | Data Warehousing, Electronic Health Records
It’s growing. And growing. And growing. And now, as states are forming their own HIEs and more ACOs are in development, the amount of healthcare data that’s being generated truly boggles the mind. More
February 18, 2013 | David Lareau | Network Infrastructure, Quality and Safety
In my last article, I told you about an experience my colleagues and I encountered on a business trip in Thailand. My friend needed new contacts, and didn't have a chance to get them before he... More
January 28, 2013 | David Lareau
On a recent trip to Thailand, two colleagues and I saw efficient hospital workflow in action. Just for kicks, let me present the following one-act play. More
January 15, 2013 | David Lareau | Meaningful Use, Financial/Revenue Cycle Management
There are many reasons why our country’s healthcare costs are so high. Just look at the numbers: Globally, the average healthcare expenditure per capita is less than $1,000. In the US, it’s more than... More
May 03, 2012 | David Lareau | Health Information Exchange (HIE)
Advances in technology, health reform laws, and federal stimulus funds have facilitated the creation of health information exchanges (HIEs) across medical communities and are promising to make... More