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By John Halamka 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.
By John Halamka 09:27 am September 30, 2015
John Halamka, MD, reflects on the difference between confidence and competence.
By Irv Lichtenwald 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.
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 Irv Lichtenwald 12:53 pm June 11, 2015
Looking to dupe urbanite travelers, bartenders and bar owners in rural Western taverns sometimes fasten antelope horns to the head of a large jackrabbit, and mount it over the bar. So, are we having a jackalope moment in health IT? Do we believe in something we can't see?
By Amanda Guerrero 03:29 pm May 27, 2015
It pays to keep patients happy, and many patient portal vendors aren't cutting it. This is mostly the result of software vendors focusing solely on meaningful use requirements, but also has to do with companies not investing sufficient resources in research and development.
By John Halamka 08:50 am April 15, 2015
John Halamka, MD, was not able to attend HIMSS15, but his second-in-command, Manu Tandon, was on-site at the conference. He sends this analysis of the key themes at HIMSS15.
By Edmund Billings, MD 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.
By Edmund Billings, MD 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.
By John Halamka 09:45 am February 03, 2015
The collaboration between the two organizations provides athenahealth the chance to take BIDMC's experience to a much larger audience, hopefully making a difference to providers, patients and payers across the country.

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