12:00 am January 04, 2016
From population health management to meaningful use, cybersecurity to EHR usability, healthcare will face an array of challenges and opportunities over the next 12 months. Beth Israel Deaconess CIO John Halamka, MD, offers his predictions for 2016.
08:52 am November 30, 2015
(SPONSORED) While technology promises a future of connected networks and free-flowing information, the challenge remains bridging the gap between data silos to improve patient care.
01:05 pm September 17, 2015
None of us would have the jobs we currently occupy without some ability to focus on details. But maybe that focus on the trees blinds us to changes in the forest.
03:09 pm March 31, 2015
What's the technical solution for the health IT interoperability challenge? Do you know? You probably should. Chances are you interact with it frequently.
01:48 pm 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.
03:53 pm December 04, 2014
Today, at the HL7 Policy Conference, Chuck Jaffe announced The Argonaut Project, an effort to accelerate Fast Health Interoperability Resources.
09:51 am November 13, 2014
The policy known as meaningful use was designed to ensure that clinicians and hospitals actually used the computers they bought with the help of government subsidies. In the last few months, though, it has become clear that the policy is failing.
01:05 pm October 30, 2014
Take a step back from the challenges that surround health information technology interoperability and you will recognize that market forces and a desperately fragmented healthcare system make hospitals and vendors act the way we do.
02:24 pm July 24, 2014
So, why is VistA CPRS the preferred choice? In a word, design. The VA built the system with two design goals: improved patient care and rapid adoptability.
10:10 am April 28, 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.