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August 04, 2015 | Chuck Webster, MD
To truly grasp what the industry is up against, we must understand where we're trying to go. And task interoperability is a key piece of the puzzle. I describe task... More

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August 04, 2015 | Carl Natale
Let's look at one disease state to understand what that term really means. More
August 03, 2015 | Sid Nair
EHR vendors don't really have a strong incentive to make their products interoperable. But putting those standards in the hands of the government also isn't... More
August 03, 2015 | Chuck Webster, MD
Interoperability just might be the thorniest problem in healthcare today. And while much of the conversation treats it as if interoperability is one issue, in reality... More
July 31, 2015 | Scott Rea
Back in the old days -- say, a whole 10 years ago -- thieves had to be physically inside a health care facility to steal patient information. How times have changed. More
July 30, 2015 | Mahmood Sher-Jan, Rick Kam
The dangers of data breach make for great headlines: data held for ransom, financial fraud, medical identity theft. But despite the risks of a breach, the most immediate... More

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July 11, 2014 | James Deck
There is more than one pathway to becoming a healthcare IT professional. From following the university track and earning an advanced degree in information technology, to... More
July 09, 2014 | Jeff Rowe
Join IBM and HIMSS Future Care on July 23rd to discuss how social and clinical stakeholders can improve collaboration and patient outcomes. More
July 09, 2014 | John Halamka
During my 16 years as CIO, I've witnessed the transition from client server to web, from desktops to mobile, and from locally hosted to cloud. More
July 08, 2014 | Thomas J. Morrow, M.D.
Doctors, patients and insurance companies don’t agree on much. But ask them what they think of call centers, and you can rest assured you’ll get complaints from every... More
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