Meaningful Use

By John Halamka 09:03 am September 24, 2013
The September HIT Standards Committee focused on image exchange, scenario-based certification, the Food and Drug Administration Safety and Innovation Act (FDASIA), and an important discussion about setting standards priorities for FY14.
By John Halamka 08:01 am September 17, 2013
Our approach has been to leverage the modularity of Meaningful Use Stage 2 to divide up the work among vendors, the State government, and our own developers.
Steaming pressure cooker
By Keith W. Boone 09:32 am September 10, 2013
What I find stifling is the pace at which meaningful use is proceeding. When you put an entire industry under the MU pressure cooker, the need to meet federal mandates overwhelms anything else.
By John Halamka 09:11 am September 05, 2013
Now that Labor Day has come and gone, I've thought about the months ahead and the major challenges I'll face.
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By John Halamka 01:11 pm July 30, 2013
In the Boston marketplace, Partners Healthcare is is replacing 30 years of self developed software with Epic. Boston Medical Center is replacing Eclipsys (Allscripts) with Epic.
By Charlie Jarvis 08:35 am July 15, 2013
“Accountable” is one of the most popular buzzwords in healthcare today. Whether an organization is striving to become an Accountable Care Organization (ACO) or pursuing a less formal approach to delivering necessary, efficient and effective care, the term frequently comes up in today’s organizational strategy discussions.
By Keith W. Boone 09:00 am June 28, 2013
Anyone familiar with one of my favorite TV shows, MythBusters, has probably heard the expression "Failure is always an option." Co-host Adam Savage indicates that the principal behind this is that you learn from what you are doing, whether or not you succeed.
Interoperability
By Parag Someshwar 09:10 am June 13, 2013
There has been some buzz lately about how interoperability is a non-issue. I beg to differ. With increasing pressure from federal initiatives like Meaningful Use Stage 2, there is growing need for information exchange across the industry.
By Keith W. Boone 08:17 am June 11, 2013
Last week I spent a half day in the Indian Treaty Room of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building. I was joined by at least 50 others, including patients, health IT vendors, healthcare providers, and quite a number of federal agency staffers, as we talked about the next steps for providing patients with access to their data.
By John Halamka 08:43 am May 29, 2013
Yesterday I led the Clinical IT Governance meeting at BIDMC and I thought it would be interesting for my readers to get an inside look of the kind of topics we're discussing and how we're implementing our most challenging projects.

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