John Halamka, MD

By John Halamka, MD 09:25 am June 13, 2011
As I travel the world speaking about the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act, I'm often asked to present objective evidence that it is making a difference.
By John Halamka, MD 10:30 am June 01, 2011
My trip to Scotland provided a remarkable opportunity to exchange ideas and experiences.
By John Halamka, MD 10:05 am May 20, 2011
Yesterday, CMS posted an important FAQ clarifying the Meaningful Use requirement to exchange key clinical information.
By John Halamka, MD 10:07 am May 10, 2011
As a CIO, I gather information about new products and innovation in many ways. I search the web for emerging technologies, read numerous publications/newsletters, and constantly meet with vendors and IT professionals who are creating novel applications. However, it's not the most efficient way to rapidly assess whether products are operational or...
By John Halamka, MD 12:41 pm April 18, 2011
This morning at 8am the CMS attestation website went live. At 8:30am, I completed the attestation for Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Here's an overview of the experience.
By John Halamka, MD 10:56 am April 06, 2011
Since the Affordable Care Act passed, many senior healthcare executives have told me - "I do not know what an Accountable Care Organization is, but I know we need to be one!"

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