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By Hamid Tabatabaie 02:39 pm November 25, 2015
ONC has a 10-year plan for interoperability. For some observers outside the health IT sector, that may seem like too long to wait. But one vendor who's been "fighting the interoperability battle" for eight years so far says that sounds about right.
By Keith W. Boone 02:06 pm November 24, 2015
What does it take to become a health IT Jedi? Keith Boone lists three critical factors.
By D'Arcy Gue 07:59 pm November 23, 2015
On the face of it, the use of computers to order prescriptions seems like a no-brainer. Who, after all, is capable of reading a physician's handwriting? But if we set aside clichés, there is still this question: Does e-prescribing provide distinct benefits over handwritten patient prescriptions?
By Robert Dichter 01:54 pm November 19, 2015
In part one of this series, we discussed thinking about becoming an ACO and the strategic foundation necessary to accomplish that. In part two, we discussed how patient engagement is another important element of successful ACOs. In this third installment, we'll look at ACOs from a technology perspective.
By Tim Cannon 02:26 pm November 18, 2015
Knowing who you need for an EHR implementation is one thing; finding and hiring them is another. Here are some tips on how to find the best professionals and how to get them to join the team.
By John Halamka 02:09 pm November 18, 2015
As expected, John Halamka, MD, received a large number of comments on his post about his suggestions for the path to meaningful use. In this follow-up, he continues the dialog.
By Robert Dichter 01:50 pm November 18, 2015
Healthcare organizations across all settings cannot help but hear the clamor to put population health management strategies into action. Although it's the next logical step towards accountable care, many providers are hesitant or simply lack the resources needed to get a sustainable strategy off the ground.
By Karin Ratchinsky 12:20 pm November 18, 2015
Big Data has unbridled potential to transform the healthcare industry in ways that promise more proactive, more informed and more efficient care.
By Chris Edwards 07:17 pm November 17, 2015
(SPONSORED) In the not-too-distant future, every person will be able to track every facet of their own health by leveraging devices that passively capture data. People will be able to monitor the health of their loved ones easily through a connected, interoperable data platform or network.
By Rick Kam 02:49 pm November 16, 2015
While cyber-attackers are becoming ever sophisticated at stealing information from business systems, gaining entry into those systems is relatively easy because employees, vendors and sometimes customers are not very sophisticated at keeping them secure.

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