Network Infrastructure

By John Halamka 09:49 am June 08, 2011
Two weeks ago, I wrote about a strawman for embracing internet-based standards to support the provider directory services needed by health information exchanges.
By Jennifer Dennard 08:17 am June 03, 2011
I’ve never given much thought to the similarities between the National Hockey League and the painful process I’ve heard referred to in the healthcare IT world as “rip and replace.”
By John Halamka 09:33 am June 01, 2011
My trip to Scotland provided a remarkable opportunity to exchange ideas and experiences.
By Keith W. Boone 09:05 am May 18, 2011
No, I'm not swearing. At least not now.
By John Halamka 09:40 am May 16, 2011
It's been a bad month for the cloud.
By John Halamka 10:19 am January 05, 2011
I've written previously about Healthcare Information Exchange Sustainability and the need for Healthcare Information Services Providers (HISPs) to serve as gateways connecting individual EHRs. How should HISPs be funded and how can we encourage HISP vendors to connect every little guy in the country?
By John Halamka 09:14 am December 09, 2010
I'm often asked how healthcare reform will impact IT planning and implementation over the next few years.
By Margalit Gur-Arie 10:00 am October 09, 2009
In the fall of 2008 I had the opportunity to do some research on the, then dormant, EMR marketplace. The results came as no surprise. Most physicians did not have an EMR and were not interested in adopting an EMR due to cost and usability barriers.
By John Moore 09:34 am October 02, 2009
Chilmark has not been a big fan of the National Health Information Network (NHIN) concept. It was, and in large part still is, a top heavy federal government effort to create a nationwide infrastructure to facilitate the exchange of clinical information. A high, lofty and admirable goal, but one that is far too in front of where the market is...
By Edgar D. Staren, MD 03:19 pm August 11, 2009
An often times overlooked aspect to implementing an electronic health record (EHR) is the need for a solid technical infrastructure.

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