10:20 pm March 07, 2013
The day after President Bill Clinton told the HIMSS13 audience that the healthcare system was broken, but could be fixed, ONC chief Farzad Mostashari, MD, offered a personal example of that broken system: his Mom.
11:10 am March 07, 2013
Interoperability and exchange are perhaps the most frequently spoken words at this year's HIMSS13 conference. Yet they are only two among the many issues facing national coordinator Farzad Mostashari, MD, this week.
01:20 pm March 06, 2013
(COMMENTARY) Almost 20 years ago close to 4,000 people from 200 companies gathered in San Diego for a conference to discuss the future of healthcare information technology. It was one of the first big conferences held by HIMSS. Glen Tullman, who was among the attendees, pauses to consider what has happened in the world of IT since then.
07:56 am March 01, 2013
A raft of technologies including broadband, cloud computing, cheaper storage and mobile devices, among others, is driving the transformation. At the same time, market expectations regarding standards of care are changing, as are younger providers' relationship with health-specific IT.
09:49 am February 27, 2013
Clinician-to-clinician Direct messaging is now available across New York as part of the Statewide Health Information Network of New York. Albany Medical Center, one of the busiest trauma centers in Upstate New York, will be the state's first provider using the Direct service, which integrates into providers' electronic health record systems.
10:22 am February 19, 2013
When Medicomp chief executive officer David Lareau hears U.S. chief technology officer Todd Park talk about the need to find the right technology to set data free and make it usable, Lareau wants to tell him he has just the thing.
02:37 pm February 18, 2013
While the Department of Health and Human Services touts the popularity of the meaningful use incentive program - some 3,525 hospitals nationwide and 175,000 individual providers had successfully met Stage 1 requirements through the end of 2012 - news about EHRs has not been all rosy of late.
02:22 pm February 18, 2013
Physicians, IT professionals and technology vendors are more or less in agreement when it comes to the third and final leg of meaningful use: Let's build on our success so far, but move forward thoughtfully.
02:09 pm February 18, 2013
Healthcare IT insiders regard interoperability as the key to effective health information exchange, and some might say, the hardest to pin down thus far. Industry leaders agree there can be no true exchange without interoperability. How can healthcare transformation occur unless doctor A's EHR can process the information received from doctor B's...
02:05 pm February 18, 2013
In a Jan. 14 letter to National Coordinator Farzad Mostashari, MD, commenting on the Health IT Policy Committee's proposals for Stage 3 meaningful use, James Madara, MD, executive vice president and CEO of the American Medical Association, put forth some of the AMA's "concerns and recommendations" about the program.