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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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May 17, 2013 | Terry Cameron
Although “pay-and-chase” methods are still commonplace, health plans can supplement their recovery efforts with pre-payment analytics. More
May 16, 2013 | David Harlow
The FDA launched an impressive patient network website this month, after nearly four years of research, focus groups, usability testing and more. More
May 15, 2013 | Rob Brull
I recently had the pleasure of attending a presentation by Grahame Grieve, the originator of FHIR, on the details behind this evolving health IT standard. More
May 13, 2013 | Joseph C. Kvedar
I’ve been in the healthcare delivery business now for 30 years and I can confidently say we’ve paid almost no attention to design. As we get closer to a world where we... More
May 10, 2013 | Edmund Billings, MD
A question: What is the opposite of health IT return on investment? The answer: Unintended financial consequences, or UFCs, for short. More