11:53 am March 01, 2017
At a pivotal moment for healthcare, it's time to reform regulatory approaches, improve access to data for care coordination and establish a national patient ID, says John Halamka, MD, who offers some perspective to CMS and ONC on the future of MACRA, interoperability and more.
09:46 am February 27, 2017
Results of two polls published in the past week, from the Kaiser Family Foundation and Pew Research Center, demonstrate growing support for the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare.
09:14 am February 27, 2017
When I was a child we looked forward to our birthdays with joy and trepidation. Yes, we would get a few presents, a birthday cake and for a few very fortunate children there would be a birthday party to attend. But we would dread school on our birthdays.
09:00 am February 27, 2017
There could be as many different wrap-ups on HIMSS17 as there were people there – over 42,000. No one sees the same vendor exhibits, hears the same presenters, or talks to the same people. There are conferences within conferences. So, here’s just one wrap-up – mine
10:41 am February 16, 2017
Now that all certified EHRs share minimum functionality and can exchange information with each other, the time has come to refocus this entire industry on improving customer satisfaction.
03:55 pm February 15, 2017
The countdown to HISS17 continues. As I wrote last week, the best way to think about it is in three ways – education, vendors, and networking. This post is the second in a three-part series – focusing on vendors.
03:42 pm February 15, 2017
The countdown to HIMSS17 is on. It’s less than three weeks and if you’re anything like me, you’ve not figured out your HIMSS schedule yet. You’re getting those emails from HIMSS and vendors about what to do, starting to see the “HIMSS preview” type articles in your favorite publications.
Commentary: Time to look beyond EHRs to Direct messaging, natural language processing, rules engines to liberate data
07:25 am February 15, 2017
While healthcare entities are waiting for EHR vendors to make data more interoperable, a raft of emerging technologies are enabling information exchange in ways that work effectively today, according to Lisa Moon, a partner with the Timmaron Group.
A guide to AI, machine learning and new workflow technologies at HIMSS17, Part 3: DevOps and workflow
07:21 am February 15, 2017
Charles Webster, MD, MSIE, MSIS (a HIMSS17 Social Media Ambassador and @wareFLO on Twitter) researched which vendor is showing what, and where on the show floor. The final part of his series focuses on container and microservices orchestration technology.
A guide to AI, machine learning and new workflow technologies at HIMSS17: Part 2 : chatbots and workflow
07:27 am February 14, 2017
Charles Webster, MD, MSIE, MSIS (a HIMSS17 Social Media Ambassador and @wareFLO on Twitter) comprehensively researched which vendor is showing what, and where, on the show floor. Part two in his three-part series focuses on the fascinating connection between workflow and conversational user interfaces and chatbots.