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May 26, 2015 | Keith W. Boone
The 21st Century Cures Act recently cleared a hurdle to go onto the next step. Quite frankly, having read various versions of the bill, and having seen its evolution, I... More

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May 26, 2015 | Brendan FitzGerald
Healthcare organizations have learned that gathering data for the sake of gathering data yields little benefit. But when data is refined, the opportunities for use... More
May 26, 2015 | Darin Brannan
Our amazing healthcare IT systems come along with challenges and revolutionary potential, both of which are addressed by the health data cloud. More
May 22, 2015 | Austin Kirkland
Bolstered by healthcare payment reform that includes incentives for adopting and using technology, hospitals and health systems are aggressively developing narrow... More
May 21, 2015 | John Halamka
Few want to publicly criticize the 21st Century Cures Act. But John Halamka, MD is happy to serve as the lightning rod for this discussion, pointing out those... More
May 21, 2015 | Nicholas Filler
Open source programming languages have the ability to radically change the medical landscape. Indeed, open source languages may change the way electronic health records... More

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April 09, 2014 | Jeff Rowe
One way of summing up the past decade in healthcare might be to say that IT is finally aiming to catch up with the remarkable strides medical science has made over the... More
April 03, 2014 | Fay Rozovsky, Timothy Kelly
The expansion of EHRs has resulted in healthcare organizations compiling more protected health information than ever before. At the same time, HIEs are facilitating... More
April 02, 2014 | John Halamka
After the senate vote on HR 4302, I sent an email to the CIOs of payers and providers in Massachusetts, suggesting that we need to capture the millions spent locally in... More
March 31, 2014 | Shahid Shah
I was asked a great question during a discussion with a tech publisher yesterday: "So, what's it going to take to achieve real interoperability in healthcare... More
March 28, 2014 | Kurt Hagerman
As we discussed in Part I of this series, encryption plays a vital role in healthcare IT security, but not everyone understands the ins and outs. Today we're going... More