February 25, 2015
Chad Johnson speaks with Michael James McCoy, MD, ONC's Chief Health Information Officer, about his new position and his vision for a learning health system.
February 20, 2015
Enough talk about information technology's use in the practice of medicine. Health IT must become the practice of medicine.
February 10, 2015
In anticipation of House of Cards Season 4, and with all due respect to the show's creators, I think real life is giving us a perfect plotline that includes politicians, corporate interests, their lobbyists and a big fat government contract.
February 02, 2015
On Thursday, CMS announced their intent to update the Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Record Incentive Programs for 2015 and beyond, reducing the reporting burden on providers. On Friday, ONC released the Interoperability Roadmap and the Standards Advisory. A busy week. What does it all mean?
January 23, 2015
The first official meeting of the Healthcare Standards Integration workgoup was convened at the HL7 working group meeting, to review feedback on FHIR resources that had already been jointly developed by IHE and HL7.
January 21, 2015
How can we reduce the anxiety of interoperability? For many use cases, FHIR is our best hope for the future, says John Halamka, MD.
January 08, 2015
Consider McDonald's, Wendy's, and Burger King, and your favorite sit-down restaurant, and your favorite diner, and your favorite sushi place. Do they all do the same thing? Basically. But their processes are very different. The same applies to healthcare.
January 05, 2015
In looking back over 2014, and looking forward to 2015, two things stand out: uncertainty and change.
December 29, 2014
I'm often asked by hedge funds, investors, and private equity firms to evaluate start ups based on their management savvy, product maturity, and business models. I've been on several calls with startups in 2014 in which the grammar was all "present future tense."
December 16, 2014
How can your clinical systems enable clinically-coordinated care, that is, true functional interoperability? Here are four important considerations to put you on the right path.