John Halamka MD
By John Halamka 12:00 am 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.
By Amanda Guerrero 03:29 pm 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.
By John Halamka 09:45 am 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.
By John Halamka 08:08 am August 07, 2013
Tuesday 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 John Halamka 08:00 am July 25, 2012
As patient-centered medical homes and Accountable Care Organizations form, the lines between professional and hospital practice become increasingly murky.
By John Halamka 09:35 am February 15, 2012
The bottom line from every product I've used and everyone I've spoken with is that there is no current "perfect" EHR. We're still very early in the EHR maturity lifecycle.
By Frank Irving 09:00 am 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.
By Austin Merritt 11:16 am 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?
By John Halamka 09:07 am July 26, 2010
As we all implement Meaningful Use stages 1, 2, and 3 from 2011-2015, we will increasingly share data among payers, providers and patients. Protecting privacy is foundational and we should only exchange data per patient preference. How will we achieve that in Massachusetts?
By Chris Thorman 10:18 am 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.

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