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August 03, 2015 | Sid Nair
EHR vendors don't really have a strong incentive to make their products interoperable. But putting those standards in the hands of the government also isn't... More

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August 03, 2015 | Chuck Webster, MD
Interoperability just might be the thorniest problem in healthcare today. And while much of the conversation treats it as if interoperability is one issue, in reality... More
July 31, 2015 | Scott Rea
Back in the old days -- say, a whole 10 years ago -- thieves had to be physically inside a health care facility to steal patient information. How times have changed. More
July 30, 2015 | Mahmood Sher-Jan, Rick Kam
The dangers of data breach make for great headlines: data held for ransom, financial fraud, medical identity theft. But despite the risks of a breach, the most immediate... More
July 29, 2015 | Nathan Wenzler
Ponemon's recently published 2015 Study on Privacy & Data Security of Healthcare Data makes one point crystal clear: healthcare organizations must do more to... More
July 29, 2015 | John Halamka
As we envision the next generation of electronic tools, support for team-based care with handoff management and closed-loop communication among the stakeholders will be... More

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July 28, 2015 | Frank Ingari
Here's a hint: MA is the only national program that engages payers, providers and consumers to support all three elements of the Triple Aim. More
July 27, 2015 | Daniel Finke
Creating a sustainable business model in the era of value-based payments depends not only on transforming, but also on growth. To enable it, providers can align the... More
July 24, 2015 | Mark Byers
As healthcare organizations scramble to meet the progressively more ambitious data exchange thresholds of Meaningful Use, many are focusing on electronic health record... More
July 23, 2015 | Dan Waldinger
In the past, IT was often viewed as a cost center. But today's healthcare IT professionals are business-savvy executives responsible for bottom-line results. They... More
July 23, 2015 | John Halamka
John Halamka, MD, discusses how he is using patient-generated healthcare data in his own care management activities. More