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October 16, 2014 | John Halamka
On Oct. 15 the future of interoperability was discussed and endorsed by a joint meeting of the Standards and Policy Committees. It was a remarkable day with great energy... More

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October 15, 2014 | Jeff Rowe
It's no secret that one by-product of the health IT revolution has been providers learning how to make better use of technology while also losing touch with their... More
October 13, 2014 | Roy Smythe
Could the use of technologies that distance healthcare providers from the first-hand experience of the suffering of those they care for (such as telemedicine platforms... More
October 13, 2014 | Steve Whitehurst
With meaningful use Stage 2 underway, many healthcare organizations are pouring significant resources into patient portals in order to engage patients and receive... More
October 10, 2014 | David Palkoner
In order to improve health care quality in a meaningful way, physicians must be empowered to make informed clinical decisions. This includes being promptly notified of... More
October 10, 2014 | John Halamka
EHR causes Ebola! EHRs hold data hostage in stovepiped legacy systems! There is no interoperability in America! How many headlines have you seen over the past month... More

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November 08, 2011 | Eric Wicklund
If you can read this entire story without breaking away to answer your phone, check your e-mail, blog, tweet, refill your coffee cup or update your fantasy football... More
November 07, 2011 | Helen Figge
Healthcare continues to be patient as we continue to shift from paper to paperless activities. And as we have seen through the various stimulus activities, regional... More
November 04, 2011 | Jeff Rowe
With this post, HITECHWatch is calling it a day. More
November 04, 2011 | Chad Johnson
Hospitals and healthcare providers of all sizes are jumping feet first into social media marketing to help engage patients, to improve name recognition and to promote... More
November 03, 2011 | Jeff Rowe
On the matter of EHR safety, there seems to be some disagreement. More