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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

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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
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

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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
July 02, 2014 | Jeffrey Alten, MD
The power of mobility in healthcare: I can be hundreds of miles away or just in a meeting down the hall at the hospital, but thanks to an application on my phone, I... More
July 01, 2014 | Edmund Billings, MD
Without a doubt, the death of American veterans as a result of the VA waitlist debacle is tragic and unacceptable. The Obama administration must move quickly and... More
July 01, 2014 | John Halamka
John Halamka, MD recently found out that interoperability becomes much more real when you watch your own family members experience it. More
July 01, 2014 | Steve Tolle
Imaging is an increasingly important quality indicator, both for healthcare organizations and individual providers. As narrow networks take hold, however, they will... More