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July 24, 2014 | Edmund Billings, MD
So, why is VistA CPRS the preferred choice? In a word, design. The VA built the system with two design goals: improved patient care and rapid adoptability. More

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July 24, 2014 | Jeff Rowe
No matter where you go, it seems, someone's talking up mHealth. But, a healthy wariness is in order. More
July 21, 2014 | Keith W. Boone
I hear the complaint that implementing an EHR changes their workflow from a lot of physicians and nurses. I also hear that EHR X is no good because it is just an... More
July 18, 2014 | John Halamka
The July meeting of the HIT Standards Committee included important discussions of certification for post acute care and behavior health applications, review of data... More
July 18, 2014 | Eric Wicklund
We have the nation's Most Wired Hospitals, and we also have America's Most Beautiful Hospitals. We also have national ranking system for hospitals based on... More
July 15, 2014 | Marc-Alexis Remond
How can accountable organizations succeed both in delivering high-quality care and spending healthcare dollars more wisely, so that they can share in the savings they... More

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June 05, 2014 | Jeff Rowe
It's easy to categorize providers as divided into two camps, one embracing the use of the internet for medical interactions and the other, well, not so enthusiastic. More
June 04, 2014 | John Halamka
John Halamka, MD, offers his take on the recent reorganization at ONC, which reduced 17 different offices to 10. More
June 03, 2014 | Chad Johnson
The Direct Project's use is increasing at a rapid pace. The meaningful use-required transport standard is easy to use and is finally starting to change the... More
June 02, 2014 | Chris Watson
With value-based care as the cornerstone for future care delivery, providers who can meet the interoperability needs across the healthcare continuum will stay one step... More
May 30, 2014 | Joseph C. Kvedar
The sentinel effect is: The tendency for human performance to improve when participants are aware that their behavior is being evaluated and a useful tool in the context... More