12:14 pm June 28, 2016
My fourth grandbaby was born this week. I helped out by taking care of his 19 month old big sister while his parents were at the hospital.
01:19 pm June 17, 2016
This week we all grieve for the families and victims in Orlando.
12:22 pm June 14, 2016
We define “health” broadly in Health Populi and in our work at THINK-Health, so I am thinking about health disparities today that people in the LGBT community face every day. Let’s call them out.
10:57 am June 10, 2016
A cloudy political outlook, industry consolidation, shrinking IT budgets and more have healthcare organizations on their toes. John Halamka, MD, says he's "increasingly on the lookout for organizations which will address these challenges during the uncertain 24 months ahead."
07:55 am June 10, 2016
Bringing different facilities onto one electronic health record platform is a logical step but that doesn’t mean it’s easy. Some advice about incorporating patient care and revenue cycle functionality into one system.
03:44 pm May 26, 2016
Our quarterly IT Town Hall was this week. It’s a chance to bring all staff together, welcome new employees, and recognize promotions and special individual accomplishments.
03:41 pm May 23, 2016
Putting patients at the center of preventing mortality from blood clots, and being more aware of them in recognizing their onset, is key to stemming the disease burden. We can do more to engage with information, tools and other patients and programs to help monitor this condition.
09:55 am May 16, 2016
"Some agreed with my initial analysis that clinicians will have a hard time translating complex MACRA payment processes into altered clinical behavior," writes John Halamka, MD. "Others felt I was over-harsh, negative and inappropriate. It's never my intent to criticize people, instead I want encourage dialogue about ideas....
11:21 am May 13, 2016
Picture this. One of your IT leaders tells you they have been pulled into a project by a senior executive; they are trying to figure out who in IT owns it. You tell them that another of your leaders owns it. They are working out the specific issues with yet another leader. The first person says it’s still not clear.
04:54 pm May 09, 2016
Penn Medicine associate vice president of health technology Brian Wells makes the case for creating standards that map rich clinical data in EHRs and other sources to large patient cohorts.