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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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September 04, 2014 | Kip Sullivan
The big data fad in healthcare is the direct result of a quarter century of hype about electronic medical records, promoted by the health policy elite with the... More
September 04, 2014 | Sherwood Chapman
The daunting task of connecting fragmented data is the responsibility of providers and insurance providers after the adoption of EHR systems. How can this process be... More
September 04, 2014 | Barbara Allen
There's no question the transition to ICD-10 will bring with it a significant loss in coder productivity. If left unaddressed, this loss of productivity will cause... More
September 03, 2014 | Edmund Billings, MD
Is healthcare a business? In the United States, the question has been asked time and again but never satisfactorily answered. It's starting to look like Americans... More
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