Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC)

By Bernie Monegain 12:00 am November 10, 2013
As a Bostonian and an emergency physician, Jonathan Teich's first instinct when the explosions shook the Boston Marathon on April 15 ordinarily would have been to rush to Brigham & Women’s Hospital to help treat the victims, many of whom had life-threatening injuries.
By Diana Manos 12:00 am October 20, 2013
He calls himself ePatient Dave – a universal name, and intended to be so, for he would like to represent the “voice of patient engagement.”
By John Halamka 12:00 am August 15, 2013
This morning, National HIT Coordinator Farzad Mostashari resigned. His letter to ONC staff was profound. As I read it, I felt a lump in my throat. He will be missed.
By Bernie Monegain 11:03 am August 07, 2013
No one seems to be offering up potential candidates for the Office of the National Coordinator. But some names have been mentioned in the past, and insiders point to a deep and talented bench at ONC.
By Bernie Monegain 10:30 am July 31, 2013
In a recent blog post, John Halamka, MD, CIO of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, offers his views on why the Epic EHR has gained unprecedented momentum in the market among providers nationwide. So why does BIDMC prefer its home-grown technology?
Insecure IT systems
By Mike Miliard 10:22 am May 24, 2013
Insecure IT systems have left hospitals lousy with viruses and malware. Implantable medical devices are vulnerable to hackers and cyber criminals. How real is the danger? And what's being done to fight it?
By Diana Manos 12:00 am May 20, 2013
When stakeholders, federal officials and proponents of electronic health records first tossed around the idea of providing incentives to help move the giant boulder of progress up the mountain, there were plenty of skeptics. How can you take physicians who are set in their ways – and patients who are used to those ways – and change all the rules...
By Erin McCann 09:35 am May 08, 2013
Health information technology leaders generally cite similar infrastructure priorities and challenges faced within the industry, but they disagree on approaches to addressing network scalability, executive support and cloud computing security, according to a new HIMSS study released Monday.
By Erin McCann 10:50 am May 03, 2013
Cambridge Health Alliance and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center inked an agreement Thursday to form a clinical and academic affiliation with the aim of enhancing care provided by both institutions.
By Bernie Monegain 12:00 am April 28, 2013
The Boston Marathon bombings last month, and the aftermath, were horrific, senseless and life changing.

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