03:28 pm March 23, 2015
Nobody is explicitly opposed to interoperability in healthcare IT. That would be like opposing the eradication of poverty, hunger or child slavery. People of goodwill just can't argue against it. The potential benefits are too clear.
01:09 pm March 20, 2015
U.S. healthcare needs more Davids: people and vendors who use their agility to execute innovative ideas that advance healthcare delivery and improve outcomes. But without a truly interoperable environment, we may be left with just a few Goliaths.
12:26 pm March 17, 2015
Hospital EHRs have left gaps in the support of nurses and other frontline clinicians who represent the vast majority of the healthcare workforce. This is because EHRs aren't able to efficiently deliver contextual clinical data at the point of care or offer essential communications tools to collaborate with care teams.
08:53 am March 03, 2015
As Joseph Kvedar, MD, has traveled the road of adoption for connected health for two decades, he has paid attention to the major sign posts -- defining moments when the dialogue changes in such a way that the whole organizational strategy changes with it.
07:36 am March 03, 2015
Until recently, technology-enabled efforts to improve population health relied heavily on the use of claims data alone. While there is evidence this approach has merit, there is also a new opportunity to take these efforts to the next level.
01:43 pm February 26, 2015
Hospitals and physician practices have been slow to adopt online platforms that allow them to connect with patients at home or on their mobile devices. However, patients will increasingly demand online connections with their providers.
10:06 am February 26, 2015
CIOs are at a challenging crossroads in their careers. Regulatory burdens, security threats, and changing reimbursement models have led to a demand for change that seems overwhelming.
02:16 pm February 23, 2015
Somehow health systems have adopted the notion that electronic health records are central to their competitive strategies -- viewing the technology's capabilities beyond their original design and intent.