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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

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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
August 20, 2014 | Carl Natale
It may seem a bit too early to start testing your systems for ICD-10 compatibility. But when do you want to try and solve any problems that testing may reveal? More
August 14, 2014 | Charles Kennedy
Patient engagement. Population health management. Shared savings. Incentive alignment. Every tweet or article about accountable care is filled with buzzwords like these... More

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October 19, 2011 | Keith W. Boone
I see my doctor about once every 2-4 months (lately while we have been working through some issues). In between each visit my doctor sees a couple thousand other... More
October 18, 2011 | Jeff Rowe
One of the unpleasant truths of legislative initiatives is that, more often than not, policymakers get more than they bargained for. More
October 18, 2011 | Helen Figge
Recall in a past column we discussed a great way to expand a career reach was to network and get involved. Many times positions are identified by word of mouth and... More
October 17, 2011 | Jeff Rowe
Federal HIT policymakers have dedicated themselves to moving the healthcare sector away from paper and into the digital future. More
October 17, 2011 | James Ellis and Aaron Razavi
With uncompensated care, low Medicare and Medicaid reimbursements and incredibly large overhead costs, emergency departments (EDs) are one of the costliest sectors of a... More