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August 27, 2015 | Irv Lichtenwald
While we continue to ask the specific question, "Are you happy with your EHR?", maybe we don't consider often enough the general frustration of digitizing... More

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August 26, 2015 | Rick Kam
In many organizations today, incident response is run like a relay race, typically starting with information security and with each response function handing off to the... More
August 25, 2015 | Tim Cannon
Facing a new EHR implementation is like facing the bogeyman of health IT. Transition to a new system can be a nightmare. But as technology advances, such a move can be a... More
August 20, 2015 | John Halamka
Stakeholders are gathering to discuss next year's priorities. John Halamka, MD, outlines what's top of mind for healthcare IT leaders. More
August 18, 2015 | Mac McMillan
Healthcare requires an informed balance between delivering care and protecting patient information. That is best achieved when both IT and security staff have a close... More
August 12, 2015 | Deborah Galea
Given that healthcare organizations must sometimes exchange sensitive patient data with external parties, how can they ensure that this is done safely, protecting... More

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July 22, 2015 | Irv Lichtenwald
The information has to be there. It has to be accurate. And someone has to take action. This definition of accountability, which healthcare currently grapples with and... More
July 21, 2015 | Pamela Bartz
As providers gain value from the digital revolution, most can't reach ultimate integration nirvana due to data silos and disparate systems. Data virtualization... More
July 21, 2015 | Hannah Galvin, MD
As ICD-10 draws closer, you may feel like you're stuck in one of the five stages of grief. Hannah Galvin, MD, has some advice and reassuring thoughts. More
July 20, 2015 | David Harlow
Tucked into the FDA innovations of the 21st Century Cures Act recently passed by the House of Representatives and sent over to the Senate is a subtitle on... More
July 17, 2015 | Gregory Berg
In an industry under pressure to contain costs and improve outcomes, big data is proving to be a valuable asset. But data alone can't move the needle. It's all... More