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October 31, 2014 | Jeff Rowe
EHRs have been weathering a bit of criticism lately, though not always fairly. But as some stakeholders see it, part of the problem may be that EHRs "are becoming... More

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October 30, 2014 | Edmund Billings, MD
Take a step back from the challenges that surround health information technology interoperability and you will recognize that market forces and a desperately fragmented... More
October 29, 2014 | Shahid Shah
Given healthcare IT professionals can make $90,000 or more annually, there has been growing interest in the industry. To help separate fact from fiction and dive a... More
October 29, 2014 | John Halamka
In 2014, there have been many changes at the Office of the National Coordinator. Although some have voiced concerns about loss of momentum, John Halamka, MD, believes... More
October 27, 2014 | Carl Natale
It's not news that the American Medical Association opposes ICD-10 implementation. But it's kind of fun when it grudgingly accepts it as a reality. For example... More
October 23, 2014 | Jeff Rowe
If you want to confront the complexity of electronic data, just stop and think about how many ways you want to use the data you have in hand. More

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September 05, 2014 | Joel French
Healthcare industry stakeholders have long imagined the improvements enabled by a digital world. Yet despite the widespread optimism, electronic health records have so... More
September 04, 2014 | Kip Sullivan
The big data fad in healthcare is the direct result of a quarter century of hype about electronic medical records, promoted by the health policy elite with the... More
September 04, 2014 | Sherwood Chapman
The daunting task of connecting fragmented data is the responsibility of providers and insurance providers after the adoption of EHR systems. How can this process be... More
September 04, 2014 | Barbara Allen
There's no question the transition to ICD-10 will bring with it a significant loss in coder productivity. If left unaddressed, this loss of productivity will cause... More
September 03, 2014 | Edmund Billings, MD
Is healthcare a business? In the United States, the question has been asked time and again but never satisfactorily answered. It's starting to look like Americans... More