December 12, 2011
Why aren't we talking about pricing failures? The US, has consistently higher prices than any other country. The 2010 report by the International Federation of Health Plans consists of 23 pricing measures and the pattern is the same across each of these measures. And a 2010 investigation of Health Care Cost Trends and Cost Drivers in...
November 10, 2011
On Nov. 8, the EHR/HIE Interoperability Workgroup, an organization of states and vendors focused on eliminating the barriers to sharing EHRs issued a set of technical specifications to standardize connections between healthcare providers, health information exchanges (HIEs) and other data-sharing partners.
August 30, 2011
“Knock the heck out of it,” ONC Coordinator Farzad Mostashari, MD, exhorted attendees at an Allscripts conference, yesterday.
August 28, 2011
When Dr. Farzad Mostashari, the national coordinator for health information technology, addresses more than 4,700 healthcare professionals at the Allscripts Client Experience in Nashville on Monday morning, Aug. 29, he’s likely to discuss one of the most exciting developments in healthcare today – and perhaps surprisingly, it won’t be the...
March 08, 2011
Last week Microsoft announced it is entering into a partnership with Athena to make their systems more compatible. What does this mean for ambulatory care EHR adopters?
August 04, 2010
As we look forward to the transformation that the stimulus will accelerate, it's worth thinking through where this change may lead us. The real question is, how will the widespread use of electronic health records change healthcare in America?
May 20, 2010
Calculating market share for the electronic health record (EHR) market is no easy task. There are over 300 software vendors, many market segments (consider: size of practice served, specialties services, inpatient/outpatient) and very "fuzzy" sources of data.
July 07, 2009
Dr. David Blumenthal, the new National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, has stressed that the goal of the ARRA/HITECH initiative is to improve patient care, not to mindlessly adopt health information technology.