09:45 am September 17, 2014
There's growing buzz around Apple's HealthKit, billed as the latest and greatest in data aggregation. Aggregating health data is a good first step towards proactively improving health. But the larger question is: How will this data advance society's broader healthcare goals?
09:46 am June 24, 2014
Apple recently announced that iOS 8 would have a built-in app to collect all of your health info in one place. I saw all kinds of opinion pieces published. I let the dust settle, processed all of this, and came up with the following reflections.
10:38 am February 20, 2014
Two recent studies have found that doctors know very little about cost. But that same research has also confirmed that, contrary to the popular narrative, doctors actually do care about cost.
11:02 am December 10, 2013
Let me concede from the outset that, in this blog post, I lean toward the negative: dire predictions, worst-case scenarios, a bit of doom and gloom, etc. But I ask you, oh gentle, patient reader, how could I not?
08:13 am May 10, 2013
A question: What is the opposite of health IT return on investment? The answer: Unintended financial consequences, or UFCs, for short.
11:49 am February 14, 2012
The fight over ICD-10 continued on Tuesday as CMS acting administrator Marilyn Tavenner said at an AMA meeting that CMS wants to reexamine the pace of implementing ICD-10.
09:00 am January 10, 2012
I would like to highlight ten of this year's most notable developments in the world of health information technology and ONC.
10:36 am November 29, 2011
A recent report published by The Commonwealth Fund finds that electronic consultation between primary care physicians and specialists could improve healthcare quality and reduce specialty care costs. However, e-consultation will be limited unless physicians can earn incentives and be reimbursed for use of the technology.
09:27 am August 26, 2011
I've been thinking about the Strategic Health IT Advance Research Projects (SHARP) Program lately and plan to give an update soon on some of the progress being made.
09:26 am June 16, 2011
The healthcare IT community is a technologically savvy lot, to be sure. Dreaming up systems that will ultimately improve patient health (and perhaps a bottom line or two) is certainly the work of creative and dedicated professionals.