Electronic Health Records (EHR, EMR)

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.  

Sue Schade is interim CIO at University Hospitals of Cleveland and founding advisor at Next Wave Advisors.

By Sue Schade 11:19 am August 12, 2016
People often ask me how I find time to write a weekly blog with a big, busy CIO job. I tell them all the same thing – it’s a discipline.
By John Halamka, MD 11:48 am July 14, 2016
The answer to that question, says Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center CIO John Halamka, MD, is that we need the right amount of the right regulation and legislation.  
By John Halamka, MD 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."
By John Halamka 10:36 am May 06, 2016
"Sometimes when you remodel a house, there is a point when additional improvements are impossible and you need to start again with a new structure," writes Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center CIO John Halamka, MD, about a 962-page rule that "no mere human will be able to understand."
By Arien Malec 10:32 am April 18, 2016
Starting in 2019, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, will change how they pay physicians in a profound way. Unfortunately, the details are complicated and confusing, and many of the particulars have yet to be worked out, which has led many healthcare leaders to glaze over the details and focus on more immediate concerns.
By David Butler, MD 04:10 pm February 23, 2016
Healthcare can learn a lot from the finance and retail sectors, but there is another industry that hasn't been mentioned where healthcare, particularly electronic health record systems, can take some notes: the gaming industry.
By Marc Probst 09:20 am February 11, 2016
Electronic health records are typically touted as providing two primary and vital services: readily accessible patient records and protection against contraindicated medications. But Intermountain Healthcare is benefiting from a growing and transformative versatility in the application of its EHRs.
By John Halamka 07:38 am January 18, 2016
On Jan. 14, thirty-one healthcare organizations sent the following letter to HHS Secretary Sylvia Burwell. Given the recent comments of CMS Acting Administrator Andy Slavitt at the J.P. Morgan Annual Health Care Conference, we remain optimistic.
By Sanjeev Agrawal 09:55 am January 08, 2016
There is a floating myth out there that healthcare providers are unwilling to adopt new technology. It's just not true.

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