January 04, 2016
From population health management to meaningful use, cybersecurity to EHR usability, healthcare will face an array of challenges and opportunities over the next 12 months. Beth Israel Deaconess CIO John Halamka, MD, offers his predictions for 2016.
October 21, 2015
The latest video by doctor/rapper ZDoggMD may not win a Grammy, but it likely strikes a chord with clinicians frustrated by the inefficiencies of their EHRs, lack of interoperability, "meaningless abuse" and outdated technology.
September 01, 2015
According to a recent study, somewhere between 37-57 percent of patients are interested in using web-based tools to fill prescriptions, track their own health and access health information, but few actually do it.
May 27, 2015
It pays to keep patients happy, and many patient portal vendors aren't cutting it. This is mostly the result of software vendors focusing solely on meaningful use requirements, but also has to do with companies not investing sufficient resources in research and development.
March 31, 2015
What's the technical solution for the health IT interoperability challenge? Do you know? You probably should. Chances are you interact with it frequently.
March 11, 2015
IT leaders should focus on a variation on SaaS, which John Halamka, MD, calls "Outcomes as a Service." Software and hardware are one component, but the combination of business processes, people, and technology work in concert to achieve a desired result.
February 03, 2015
The collaboration between the two organizations provides athenahealth the chance to take BIDMC's experience to a much larger audience, hopefully making a difference to providers, patients and payers across the country.
December 29, 2014
I'm often asked by hedge funds, investors, and private equity firms to evaluate start ups based on their management savvy, product maturity, and business models. I've been on several calls with startups in 2014 in which the grammar was all "present future tense."
December 04, 2014
Today, at the HL7 Policy Conference, Chuck Jaffe announced The Argonaut Project, an effort to accelerate Fast Health Interoperability Resources.
July 30, 2013
In the Boston marketplace, Partners Healthcare is is replacing 30 years of self developed software with Epic. Boston Medical Center is replacing Eclipsys (Allscripts) with Epic.