October 14, 2011
It’s simply amazing that Apple iPhones and iPads continue to dominate technology conversations, despite the impressive advances of competing Android smart phones and tablets. Further illustrated in the wake of Steve Jobs’s unfortunate death last week, Apple has done a masterful job of producing products that have become part of our lives that even...
October 13, 2011
We host weekly Tweet Chats called Health IT Social Media, or #HITsm. During one of our conversations, we were discussing why more hospital IT professionals, as well as other provider IT people, are not involved in social media. One of the answers was: “We don’t have time.”
August 03, 2011
The UnitedHealth Center for Health Reform and Modernization released a white paper on Modernizing Rural Health Care.
July 25, 2011
The patient-centered medical home has great potential, but is it a viable model for healthcare delivery? Our social media followers weigh in.
July 11, 2011
Radiology groups and imaging centers have been on the leading technology edge for many years. The leadership principles of radiology CEOs and CIOs shine in how they approach.
July 06, 2011
Alaska faces many healthcare challenges given its large area (663,268 sq mi) and population of 710,231 residents. The geographical challenge of delivering such widely distributed healthcare makes it a natural location for telemedicine.
May 09, 2011
On May 6, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced the second round of awards from the agency’s Industry Innovation Competition. Five pilot projects will receive funding from the VA Innovation Initiative (VAi2). Among the awarded projects, two are related to electronic patient data.
May 05, 2011
This blog may be a day late and a galactic credit short, but yesterday’s international celebration of Star Wars Day provides a fun excuse to compare “yesterday’s” healthcare with the current state of things, especially with regard to healthcare IT.
October 09, 2009
In the fall of 2008 I had the opportunity to do some research on the, then dormant, EMR marketplace. The results came as no surprise. Most physicians did not have an EMR and were not interested in adopting an EMR due to cost and usability barriers.
August 27, 2009
There was a time --not too long ago, in fact-- when it seemed safe and reasonable to define health information technology narrowly: the acronym encompassed the management of health information and its secure exchange between patients, providers, and insurers.