Blumenthal, David

Crystal ball
By Mike Miliard 11:13 am April 28, 2015
In a Wall Street Journal op-ed, former National Coordinator David Blumenthal, MD, conjures a vision of connected healthcare in 2030. He notes, however, that "this future won’t materialize unless some problems are solved along the way."
Hands together
By Mike Miliard 04:37 pm March 12, 2015
Many people think of clinical decision support in terms of technology. But it's not just about computers, says Jerome Osheroff, MD. "It's all about people, process and technology -- in that order of importance."
MU Stage 2 final gives providers some flexibility, but some say not enough.
By Bernie Monegain 06:29 am September 02, 2014
The Department of Health and Human Services published a final rule for Stage 2 meaningful use Aug. 29 offering hospitals and physicians flexibility for 2014 -- but not nearly as much as CHIME and other professional organizations had asked for.
By Bernie Monegain 10:52 am August 04, 2014
Devore Culver, MD, is behaving like a kid with a new toy. What is engaging him, however, is not child's play.
Closeup of tire on road
By Bernie Monegain 10:05 am July 14, 2014
As David Blumenthal, MD, sees it, Stage 2 is where the rubber meets the road for the Meaningful Use EHR Incentive Program -- the government's grand scheme to drag the American healthcare system, kicking and screaming, into the 21st Century. But, is it proving to be just too much for most providers?
By Bernie Monegain 11:46 am June 26, 2014
After talking recently with former National Coordinator for Health Information Technology David Blumenthal, MD, there seemed to be reason to be optimistic about the promise of health information technology, about moving the healthcare system as we've known it -- paper-based and clunky -- to one that is digital and, well, less clunky.
By Bernie Monegain 11:28 am June 26, 2014
As David Blumenthal, MD, sees it, Stage 2 is where the rubber meets the road for the Meaningful Use EHR Incentive Program -- the government's grand scheme to turn the American healthcare system on its head.
By Dale Sanders 02:59 pm May 29, 2014
Federal meaningful use requirements are well intentioned, but like a teacher who "teaches to the test," the federal meaningful use program created a very complicated system that might pass the test of meaningful use stages, but is not producing meaningful results for patients and clinicians.
Doctor holding stethoscope
By Erin McCann 10:50 am May 20, 2014
Federally qualified health centers are now adopting health information technology at higher rates than office-based physicians, according to a new report, but FQHCs' concerns over addressing rising demand with persisting staff shortages remain top of mind.
By Tom Sullivan 01:00 am April 18, 2014
When President Bush was running for reelection in 2004, John Kerry’s campaign struck Bush with criticisms about healthcare, and Bush’s people called David J. Brailer, MD, for some talking points.

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