Meaningful Use

By Ron Nielson 11:54 am December 22, 2015
If you're anything like most hospital leaders, accountable care and meaningful use initiatives are renting a lot of space in your head these days. But like many of your peers, chances are you face major challenges to meet regulatory requirements and to operate efficiently under evolving care models.
By John Halamka 09:13 am December 02, 2015
As each year comes to a close, John Halamka, MD, looks back on the challenges and achievements of the past 12 months.
By John Halamka 09:09 am November 18, 2015
As expected, John Halamka, MD, received a large number of comments on his post about his suggestions for the path to meaningful use. In this follow-up, he continues the dialog.
By John Halamka 09:18 am November 11, 2015
Recognizing that "there are many who will find my conclusions politically unpopular," Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center CIO John Halamka, MD, offers his assessment of the meaningful use program, and a counterproposal he says will better serve stakeholders.
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By Michelle Ronan Noteboom 10:24 am October 21, 2015
The latest video by doctor/rapper ZDoggMD may not win a Grammy, but it likely strikes a chord with clinicians frustrated by the inefficiencies of their EHRs, lack of interoperability, "meaningless abuse" and outdated technology.
By John Halamka 09:46 am August 20, 2015
Stakeholders are gathering to discuss next year's priorities. John Halamka, MD, outlines what's top of mind for healthcare IT leaders.
By Tom Sullivan 07:56 am August 07, 2015
There's a lot to be gleaned from tactics the Defense Department employed when announcing its EHR contract. Other federal agencies should be paying attention.
By Tom Giannulli, MD 01:50 pm July 22, 2015
There are many tools and features that patients want, but for practices to get the most from them, they need to be a part of a larger platform and integrate with other technologies, like billing solutions and EHRs.
By David Lareau 08:23 am June 22, 2015
Tens of billions of dollars paid out by the federal government for the purchase of healthcare information technology enabled our industry to stay addicted to its current solutions. With no incentive to change behavior or innovate, why should the major HIT vendors bother to do so?
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By John Halamka 04:02 pm June 18, 2015
With Stage 2 meaningful use, ICD-10, the HIPAA Omnibus Rule and the Affordable Care Act dominating the agenda these past few years, Beth Israel Deaconess CIO John Halamka, MD, is doing some research to help reshape next priorities.

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