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 08:13 am May 10, 2013
A question: What is the opposite of health IT return on investment? The answer: Unintended financial consequences, or UFCs, for short.
By Edmund Billings, MD 09:00 am April 09, 2013
In these politically polarized times, Americans expect Republicans and Democrats to disagree on every detail right down to what day of the week it is. This is especially true in the posturing hurly-burly of the House, where members can appeal to the few select priorities of a gerrymandered district to win re-election.
Interoperability
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 Edmund Billings, MD 09:33 am January 23, 2013
What a week! First the disgraced cyclist confession and later the baffling college-football-player-and-his nonexistent-(dead)-girlfriend story, with the RAND report sandwiched somewhere in between. It’s positively a scandal-palooza.

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