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By John Halamka 09:12 am March 11, 2015
IT leaders should focus on a variation on SaaS, which John Halamka, MD, calls "Outcomes as a Service." Software and hardware are one component, but the combination of business processes, people, and technology work in concert to achieve a desired result.
By Jeff Rowe 11:50 am March 09, 2015
Following the devastating tornado of May 22, 2011, which shattered the city of Joplin, MO, a new hospital has risen from the wreckage.
By Ryan Nelson 01:42 pm March 05, 2015
Parallel to rising interest in wearable tech is mounting criticism that these devices put consumer data at risk.
By Brian Braun 07:26 am March 05, 2015
Prior to having access to the HIE, it took 24-48 hours for LTPACs to get information about recently-discharged patients.
By Carl Natale 07:44 pm March 04, 2015
Why couldn't someone try to explain that the differences between assigning ICD-9 codes and ICD-10 codes is not the same as choosing between a Blackberry or iPhone?
By Rob Havasy 01:51 pm March 04, 2015
The FCC's landmark vote in favor of reclassifying broadband and mobile Internet access as a Title II service -- paving the way for stronger net neutrality regulation -- should have a positive impact on healthcare.
By Keith W. Boone 09:34 am March 04, 2015
One of the biggest unrecognized challenges to balance in consensus standards development processes is lack of balance in governance.
By Joseph C. Kvedar 08:53 am March 03, 2015
As Joseph Kvedar, MD, has traveled the road of adoption for connected health for two decades, he has paid attention to the major sign posts -- defining moments when the dialogue changes in such a way that the whole organizational strategy changes with it.
By Ken Yale 07:36 am March 03, 2015
Until recently, technology-enabled efforts to improve population health relied heavily on the use of claims data alone. While there is evidence this approach has merit, there is also a new opportunity to take these efforts to the next level.
By John Halamka 09:28 am March 02, 2015
Some pundits have suggested that ONC step aside and return all aspects of health IT policy and technology to the private sector. Others have suggested top-down command and control, including centralized governance to ensure interoperability.

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