John Halamka, MD

By John Halamka, MD 11:53 am March 01, 2017
At a pivotal moment for healthcare, it's time to reform regulatory approaches, improve access to data for care coordination and establish a national patient ID, says John Halamka, MD, who offers some perspective to CMS and ONC on the future of MACRA, interoperability and more.  
By John Halamka, MD 10:10 am November 21, 2016
John Halamka, MD, served the Bush administration for four years and the Obama administration for six. Change in Washington happens incrementally, he says: There is always an evolution, not a revolution, regardless of speechmaking hyperbole.
By John Halamka, MD 11:05 am September 23, 2016
John Halamka, MD, recently started a process that some may consider regressive. He began deleting his social media accounts to improve the signal-to-noise ratio in his life.
By John Halamka, MD 01:20 pm September 16, 2016
"As I've said many times, one of the great challenges we have is that the 2015 Edition final rule has an enormous scope extending beyond meaningful use with the notion that it can be coupled to every government healthcare IT program," writes John Halamka, MD.  
By John Halamka, MD 11:48 am July 14, 2016
The answer to that question, says Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center CIO John Halamka, MD, is that we need the right amount of the right regulation and legislation.  
By John Halamka, MD 10:57 am June 10, 2016
A cloudy political outlook, industry consolidation, shrinking IT budgets and more have healthcare organizations on their toes. John Halamka, MD, says he's "increasingly on the lookout for organizations which will address these challenges during the uncertain 24 months ahead."
By John Halamka, MD 08:52 am September 10, 2014
Thanks to a donor committing significant funds for BIDMC to create an app for evaluating heart failure patients, BIDMC hopes to have a prototype by 2015.
By John Halamka, MD 10:13 am June 24, 2014
At the most recent HIT Standards Committee, members vowed to keep things simple, but not too simple. At their most recent meeting, 10 energetic themes emerged.
By John Halamka, MD 12:19 pm June 04, 2014
Winding down under the stimulus funding, ONC is making some changes, bringing with it a few challenges along with some positive adjustments.
By John Halamka, MD 08:03 am September 19, 2013
As Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center considers a critical care data open application for patients and families, CIO and physician John Halamka shares his family's experience with his father's end-of-life care.

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