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August 27, 2015 | Irv Lichtenwald
While we continue to ask the specific question, "Are you happy with your EHR?", maybe we don't consider often enough the general frustration of digitizing... More

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August 26, 2015 | Rick Kam
In many organizations today, incident response is run like a relay race, typically starting with information security and with each response function handing off to the... More
August 25, 2015 | Tim Cannon
Facing a new EHR implementation is like facing the bogeyman of health IT. Transition to a new system can be a nightmare. But as technology advances, such a move can be a... More
August 20, 2015 | John Halamka
Stakeholders are gathering to discuss next year's priorities. John Halamka, MD, outlines what's top of mind for healthcare IT leaders. More
August 18, 2015 | Mac McMillan
Healthcare requires an informed balance between delivering care and protecting patient information. That is best achieved when both IT and security staff have a close... More
August 12, 2015 | Deborah Galea
Given that healthcare organizations must sometimes exchange sensitive patient data with external parties, how can they ensure that this is done safely, protecting... More

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August 05, 2015 | Jack McCarthy
While Medicaid spending rose 386 percent between 1987 and 2013, another area spiked as much 447 percent in the same timeframe. More
August 04, 2015 | Chuck Webster, MD
To truly grasp what the industry is up against, we must understand where we're trying to go. And task interoperability is a key piece of the puzzle. I describe task... More
August 04, 2015 | Carl Natale
Let's look at one disease state to understand what that term really means. More
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
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