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September 02, 2014 | John Halamka
Friday was my one day of summer vacation, enabled by the large number of people taking a long Labor Day weekend. Some things are worth interrupting your vacation. More

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August 29, 2014 | Jihan Lee
Clinical Decision Support Systems can inform physicians while improving the rate of preventive services and patient engagement. While some physicians balk at the notion... More
August 26, 2014 | Delia Caldwell
For emergency departments seeking to improve efficiency, it might seem natural to focus on tracking median statistics for patient care. But median numbers, important... More
August 25, 2014 | David Harlow
In reading an account of the recent attack on Community Health Systems, I was struck by the notion put across in the article that all we have to do is work harder to... More
August 20, 2014 | Carl Natale
It may seem a bit too early to start testing your systems for ICD-10 compatibility. But when do you want to try and solve any problems that testing may reveal? More
August 14, 2014 | Charles Kennedy
Patient engagement. Population health management. Shared savings. Incentive alignment. Every tweet or article about accountable care is filled with buzzwords like these... More

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May 30, 2014 | Joseph C. Kvedar
The sentinel effect is: The tendency for human performance to improve when participants are aware that their behavior is being evaluated and a useful tool in the context... More
May 29, 2014 | Ray Emirzian
The beauty of our technological world lies in the simple fact that as a technology is used by more people, it inevitably improves. Enterprise content management is no... More
May 29, 2014 | David Keane
As mobile technology has become increasingly integrated into all aspects of everyday life, it's time for its use in the delivery of information to improve... More
May 28, 2014 | Robert E. Watson
Big data is not new. Organizations have been working with large data sets for many years. What is unprecedented, however, is the volume and velocity of data now being... More
May 28, 2014 | John Halamka
Last week, I posted the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking from CMS that offers flexibility to Meaningful Use attestation in 2014. Since then, I've received hundreds of... More