By John Halamka 09:58 am January 02, 2015
The Beth Israel Deaconess CIO looks back at the big events that shaped health IT in 2014 -- and ahead to what they portend for the coming year. "2014 was quite a year," he writes. "Thinking back to December 2013, I cannot believe that so much has happened."
By Nick van Terheyden, MD 01:55 pm December 31, 2014
There is no known medical condition that enables an individual to predict the future. While such an ability would be extremely useful for myriad reasons, we have, instead, learned to hone and leverage our analytic skills to deduce what might occur, relying on the data we cull and parse to help forecast the future.
By Christina Thielst 12:49 pm December 31, 2014
An Alliance for Connected Care study, released in December, estimates that virtual visits could save an average of $126 per visit.
By Jeff Rowe 10:56 am December 31, 2014
There's no doubt telemedicine has been making significant inroads across the healthcare sector, but according to one venture capitalist 2015 will be the year that telemedicine really takes off.
By Carl Natale 02:55 pm December 29, 2014
There's a lot being said about the importance of ICD-10 end-to-end testing. But why?
By Tom Sullivan 01:03 pm December 29, 2014
Key Congressional issues to watch as the new Congress comes into power early next year.
By John Halamka 09:10 am December 29, 2014
I'm often asked by hedge funds, investors, and private equity firms to evaluate start ups based on their management savvy, product maturity, and business models. I've been on several calls with startups in 2014 in which the grammar was all "present future tense."
By Mike Lovett 09:09 am December 23, 2014
Different healthcare specialties have different electronic health record requirements as there is significant variation in care processes, clinical content and decision support across care settings. To select the right EHR, specialty practices must fully appreciate how the technology addresses their particular needs and requirements.
By Anthony Brino 10:41 am December 19, 2014
After advocating and passing legislation to create a single payer health entity in Vermont, Governor Peter Shumlin said that in the last two weeks it has become clear that the risks are too great.
By Dennis Schmuland, MD 03:29 pm December 18, 2014
While EHRs have increased clinicians' ability to document and share histories, results, assessments and orders, they underperform when it comes to finding and connecting clinicians with other team members, insights, and coordinating complex care processes, especially when team members cross organizational boundaries.

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