By Chad Johnson 08:46 am October 14, 2011
It’s simply amazing that Apple iPhones and iPads continue to dominate technology conversations, despite the impressive advances of competing Android smart phones and tablets. Further illustrated in the wake of Steve Jobs’s unfortunate death last week, Apple has done a masterful job of producing products that have become part of our lives that even...
By Jon Mertz 09:39 am October 13, 2011
We host weekly Tweet Chats called Health IT Social Media, or #HITsm. During one of our conversations, we were discussing why more hospital IT professionals, as well as other provider IT people, are not involved in social media. One of the answers was: “We don’t have time.”
By David Harlow 09:18 am August 03, 2011
The UnitedHealth Center for Health Reform and Modernization released a white paper on Modernizing Rural Health Care.
By Kelly Mehler 04:34 pm July 25, 2011
The patient-centered medical home has great potential, but is it a viable model for healthcare delivery? Our social media followers weigh in.
By Jon Mertz 09:50 am July 11, 2011
Radiology groups and imaging centers have been on the leading technology edge for many years. The leadership principles of radiology CEOs and CIOs shine in how they approach.
By John Halamka 09:13 am July 06, 2011
Alaska faces many healthcare challenges given its large area (663,268 sq mi) and population of 710,231 residents. The geographical challenge of delivering such widely distributed healthcare makes it a natural location for telemedicine.
By Jennifer Dennard 08:18 am May 05, 2011
This blog may be a day late and a galactic credit short, but yesterday’s international celebration of Star Wars Day provides a fun excuse to compare “yesterday’s” healthcare with the current state of things, especially with regard to healthcare IT.
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 Glenn Laffel 09:53 am August 27, 2009
There was a time --not too long ago, in fact-- when it seemed safe and reasonable to define health information technology narrowly: the acronym encompassed the management of health information and its secure exchange between patients, providers, and insurers.
By Steve Downs 03:18 pm June 05, 2009
Recently, Steve posted about the idea, floated by Ken Mandl and Zak Kohane, that EHRs (or health IT more broadly) could move to a model of competitive, substitutable applications running off a platform that would provide secure medical record storage. In other words, the iPhone app model...

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