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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

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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
August 13, 2014 | John Halamka
Hospitals across the country have until September 30 to complete their 2014 reporting period for meaningful use Stage 2. The trajectory is very positive but the position... More
August 12, 2014 | Darren Leroux
The consumerization of IT and the bring-your-own-device movement in the workplace has proven to be extremely beneficial for the healthcare industry, allowing providers... More

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July 11, 2014 | James Deck
There is more than one pathway to becoming a healthcare IT professional. From following the university track and earning an advanced degree in information technology, to... More
July 09, 2014 | Jeff Rowe
Join IBM and HIMSS Future Care on July 23rd to discuss how social and clinical stakeholders can improve collaboration and patient outcomes. More
July 09, 2014 | John Halamka
During my 16 years as CIO, I've witnessed the transition from client server to web, from desktops to mobile, and from locally hosted to cloud. More
July 08, 2014 | Thomas J. Morrow, M.D.
Doctors, patients and insurance companies don’t agree on much. But ask them what they think of call centers, and you can rest assured you’ll get complaints from every... More
July 03, 2014 | Keith W. Boone
One way that standards happen is when a single organization decides that a standard should exist and funds the development of it. The question that concerns me about... More