Electronic Health Records (EHR, EMR)

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.  

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.

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