Edmund Billings, MD

Edmund Billings, MD, is chief medical officer for Medsphere Systems Corporation, the developer of the OpenVista electronic health record.

By Edmund Billings, MD 01:05 pm July 01, 2014
Without a doubt, the death of American veterans as a result of the VA waitlist debacle is tragic and unacceptable. The Obama administration must move quickly and deliberately to fix the underlying problems and restore faith in the agency.
By Edmund Billings, MD 03:11 pm June 10, 2014
The story of how "different origins, business models and practices have dramatically influenced the respective systems," and other insights concerning the future of EHRs.
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 01:06 pm May 13, 2014
Why politics, parity and performance requirements mean behavioral health hospitals should adopt now.
By Edmund Billings, MD 03:02 pm April 24, 2014
Some organizations are already using ICD-10, but will the year-long extension be enough time for those who aren’t?
By Edmund Billings, MD 12:42 pm April 23, 2014
Did you hear the one about the CMS administrator who was asked what it would take to delay the 2014 ICD-10 implementation deadline? An act of Congress, he smugly replied, according to unverified reports.
By Edmund Billings, MD 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?
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 Edmund Billings, MD 09:12 am July 23, 2013
The word ‘innovation’ gets bandied about with such frequency in healthcare analyses these days, you’d think it had some kind of magic transformational power.
By Edmund Billings, MD 08:08 am June 06, 2013
Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel’s long-awaited (in health IT circles, anyway) decision on the Department of Defense’s core health IT system has been made. The VA’s VistA system is out as the preferred DoD. Unless it’s not.

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