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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 John Halamka 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.
By Edmund Billings, MD 12:55 pm June 10, 2014
Over the last few weeks, access to VA healthcare for veterans has been all over the news. At the same time, the DoD is moving to procure a replacement EHR system.
By Edmund Billings, MD 11:42 am October 07, 2013
The best EHRs are focused on helping physicians take care of patients, with Meaningful Use and ICD-10 derivative of patient care and documentation.
By Lisa Suennen 10:38 am March 25, 2013
Two weeks ago I had the good fortune to be invited back to the South by Southwest Conference (SXSW) to participate as a judge of a digital healthcare start-up competition. In the last two years healthcare has become a highly featured part of the SXSW Interactive conference, particularly as digital health has risen to the forefront of the...
By John Moore 08:58 am February 26, 2013
Among the numerous challenges that an ACO model presents, is the need for more sophisticated IT systems that will support distributed care management across a diverse care team that extends from the primary care physician, to the specialists, to the care manager, the patient and others.
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By Edmund Billings, MD 12:09 pm February 14, 2013
Anyone who understands the importance of continuity of care knows that health information exchange is essential. How are we supposed to cut waste and duplication from the healthcare system and truly focus on patient welfare if doctor B has no idea what tests doctor A conducted, or what the results were?
By Joseph C. Kvedar 08:38 am February 12, 2013
We’re spending a lot of time at the Center for Connected Health (CCH) these days thinking about and experimenting with algorithms. It’s part of our general interest in micro-segmenting the population and creating unique, engaging health messaging for each individual that will keep them on the path to better health.
By Jennifer Dennard 03:33 pm August 24, 2012
All together now, dear readers – repeat after me: Rock Health. Blueprint Health. Health Box. Have I missed any? Healthcare start up/incubator/accelerator programs – call them what you will – are popping up everywhere these days.
By Jennifer Dennard 09:33 am May 18, 2012
Sometimes healthcare hits close to home, and by that I mean it reaches out from behind the computer screens and conference podiums I sit so often in front of and grabs me by the shoulders, shaking me out of my blogging bubble with the message that this state of care we’re all living in needs to get better, quickly.

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