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October 22, 2014 | Abder-Rahman Ali
It's getting easier and easier to build unregulated software these days but it's still pretty hard to create regulated/certified systems such as EHRs, medical... More

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October 21, 2014 | Keith W. Boone
The fundamental organization of data in an EHR around information documented during an encounter isn't likely to change whether you look at a large grained document... More
October 21, 2014 | Dan Michelson
A few weeks ago I was sitting in a conference room with the senior executive team from one of the top academic medical centers in the country. By way of introduction,... More
October 20, 2014 | Dan Nerroth
As the healthcare industry works toward Stage 2 meaningful use attestation, web portals are becoming a "must-have" for improving patient engagement and... More
October 20, 2014 | David Blumenthal, MD
For those who follow the ongoing conversion of U.S. healthcare from paper to electronic information systems, Texas Health Presbyterian's reflex to blame its EHR for... More
October 16, 2014 | John Halamka
On Oct. 15 the future of interoperability was discussed and endorsed by a joint meeting of the Standards and Policy Committees. It was a remarkable day with great energy... More

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August 13, 2014 | John Halamka
Hospitals across the country have until September 30 to complete their 2014 reporting period for meaningful use Stage 2. The trajectory is very positive but the position... More
August 12, 2014 | Darren Leroux
The consumerization of IT and the bring-your-own-device movement in the workplace has proven to be extremely beneficial for the healthcare industry, allowing providers... More
August 12, 2014 | Jeff Rowe
While the flexibility of social media makes them an exciting tool for healthcare organizations, having a clear strategy is critical. More
The internal benchmarking typically used to evaluate health system performance is no longer sufficient to meet government mandates, ensure timely reimbursements and... More
August 07, 2014 | Andy Arends
To prevent further delays and to ensure a smooth transition to ICD-10, health plans need to actively engage physicians in their testing process. More