Government & Policy

Healthcare reform President Trump
By Jane Sarasohn-Kahn 09:24 am November 09, 2016
Maybe it's time for a discussion about what people want from the U.S. healthcare system.
By Regina Holliday 01:28 pm October 05, 2016
Recently, planners of an upcoming event asked me some questions and here are the answers: 1. How would you define the role/responsibilities of a “patient” advocate?
By Sue Schade 12:50 pm October 05, 2016
How can I not comment on the most watched Presidential debate ever? There were 84 million people watching the debate. It was up against Monday night football and in my temporary town, the Cleveland Indians were clinching the American Central championship.
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 Jane Sarasohn-Kahn 03:27 pm July 25, 2016
Mortality rates have not improved, and obesity is on the rise, but there Is some good news.
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 09:55 am May 16, 2016
"Some agreed with my initial analysis that clinicians will have a hard time translating complex MACRA payment processes into altered clinical behavior," writes John Halamka, MD. "Others felt I was over-harsh, negative and inappropriate. It's never my intent to criticize people, instead I want encourage dialogue about ideas....
By Brian Wells 04:54 pm May 09, 2016
Penn Medicine associate vice president of health technology Brian Wells makes the case for creating standards that map rich clinical data in EHRs and other sources to large patient cohorts.
By John Halamka 10:36 am May 06, 2016
"Sometimes when you remodel a house, there is a point when additional improvements are impossible and you need to start again with a new structure," writes Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center CIO John Halamka, MD, about a 962-page rule that "no mere human will be able to understand."