Electronic Health Records (EHR, EMR)

By David Butler, MD 11:14 am February 09, 2017
While some speak optimistically about the "post-EHR era," electronic health records are still very much a going concern – and will be of great interest to many of the 45,000 or so attendees at the 2017 HIMSS Annual Conference & Exhibition later this month.  

"The best way to think about data is to picture it as the middle layer in a three-part hierarchy that depicts the climb between care delivery and customer engagement," according to Cain Brothers.

By Brian Ahier 01:59 pm February 06, 2017
"Data is the currency of the next century," says Brian Ahier. And nowhere are health data and data management processes discussed, analyzed and examined more than at the HIMSS Annual Conference and Exhibition.
By Mike Restuccia 09:49 am January 12, 2017
Atop the list: Emerging EHR functionality, cybersecurity, analytics and, of course, the next big thing.
By Sue Schade 01:10 pm December 12, 2016
A former CIO gets a close up look of the assessment side

Sue Schade blogs about her eye-opening trip to Cuba, where she caught a glimpse of the healthcare system in action.

By Sue Schade 08:28 am November 30, 2016
Healthcare is free at all levels for all patients.
By John Halamka, MD 10:10 am November 21, 2016
John Halamka, MD, served the Bush administration for four years and the Obama administration for six. Change in Washington happens incrementally, he says: There is always an evolution, not a revolution, regardless of speechmaking hyperbole.
EHR features genetic data
By Brian Wells 07:24 am November 14, 2016
Penn Medicine’s Brian Wells puts out a call to technology companies to incorporate new functionalities that could vastly improve how physicians personalize care and eradicate killer diseases. 

Jane Sarasohn-Kahn: Economist, communicator and trend weaver

By Jane Sarasohn-Kahn 12:30 pm November 07, 2016
Interoperability of medical records across physician offices remained elusive in 2015, according to the latest data reported out by the Centers for Disease Control.
Phoenix Children's Lean IT
By David Higginson 07:33 am October 24, 2016
Tasked with accomplishing what takes some health systems $100 million with less $10 million, the IT shop conceived a new approach that saved $4.5 million a year and streamlined IT infrastructure management. 
By John Halamka, MD 01:20 pm September 16, 2016
"As I've said many times, one of the great challenges we have is that the 2015 Edition final rule has an enormous scope extending beyond meaningful use with the notion that it can be coupled to every government healthcare IT program," writes John Halamka, MD.  

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