Government & Policy

By John Halamka 09:27 am April 08, 2015
HL7'S Argonaut Project aimed at developing Web-based interoperability standards is moving full speed ahead, with deliverables turned in April 6.
By David Classen, MD 07:59 am April 07, 2015
It turns out there is a significant financial case to be made for reducing all-cause harm — potentially to the tune of $13 billion annually.
By Carl Natale 09:37 am March 26, 2015
Tips and tricks for starting, spearheading and surviving the code set conversion.
By Jeff Rowe 11:23 am March 20, 2015
Many provider organizations that have begun tapping into analytics are already seeing some of that work pay off.
By John Halamka 10:08 am March 20, 2015
In his latest blog, John Halamka, MD provides a comprehensive account of the most recent HIT Standards Committee meeting. Don't miss what he has to say about Stan Huff's and Arien Malec's "work of art."
By Jeff Rowe 11:43 am March 16, 2015
In short: Where do private interests end and public interests begin?
By Carl Natale 07:44 pm March 04, 2015
Why couldn't someone try to explain that the differences between assigning ICD-9 codes and ICD-10 codes is not the same as choosing between a Blackberry or iPhone?
By Keith W. Boone 09:34 am March 04, 2015
One of the biggest unrecognized challenges to balance in consensus standards development processes is lack of balance in governance.
By John Halamka 09:28 am March 02, 2015
Some pundits have suggested that ONC step aside and return all aspects of health IT policy and technology to the private sector. Others have suggested top-down command and control, including centralized governance to ensure interoperability.
By Jeff Rowe 10:15 am February 19, 2015
"To those who design these monstrosities and ... buy them to the protests of clinicians, what are you thinking?"

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