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September 16, 2014 | Eric Venn-Watson, MD
Health IT is often considered a silent partner in healthcare -- not seen by patients, but a critical part of the system. As we celebrate National Health IT Week, it... More

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September 16, 2014 | Lorren Pettit
HIMSS Analytics' Lorren Pettit reflects on his work in the healthcare industry, and how it relates to the recent findings of the Annual HIMSS Leadership Survey from... More
September 15, 2014 | Baskar Mohan
Many of you know the story about e-Patient Dave, who started the movement called "Give me my damn data." But the real question is, how many organizations are... More
September 15, 2014 | Keith W. Boone
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... More
September 10, 2014 | John Halamka
Thirty years since Steve Jobs introduced the first MacIntosh, we are on the cusp of a different kind of revolution: the consumerization of healthcare middleware that... More
September 09, 2014 | James Deck
In this age of technology, the number of discarded electronics or "e-waste" we generate is growing at an alarming rate -- and hospitals and medical offices are... More

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September 03, 2014 | Edmund Billings, MD
Is healthcare a business? In the United States, the question has been asked time and again but never satisfactorily answered. It's starting to look like Americans... More
September 02, 2014 | John Halamka
Friday was my one day of summer vacation, enabled by the large number of people taking a long Labor Day weekend. Some things are worth interrupting your vacation. More
August 29, 2014 | Jihan Lee
Clinical Decision Support Systems can inform physicians while improving the rate of preventive services and patient engagement. While some physicians balk at the notion... More
August 26, 2014 | Delia Caldwell
For emergency departments seeking to improve efficiency, it might seem natural to focus on tracking median statistics for patient care. But median numbers, important... More
August 25, 2014 | David Harlow
In reading an account of the recent attack on Community Health Systems, I was struck by the notion put across in the article that all we have to do is work harder to... More