By Joseph C. Kvedar 08:31 am January 09, 2014
Partners HealthCare believes that patient-generated data is critical to our future and we're managing this integration proactively. That does not mean our work is finished.
By John Halamka 08:13 am January 02, 2014
As the year drew to a close, I was interviewed by many trade publications about the key themes that shaped 2013. Here's my own version of the notable events of 2013.
By Edmund Billings, MD 11:02 am December 10, 2013
Let me concede from the outset that, in this blog post, I lean toward the negative: dire predictions, worst-case scenarios, a bit of doom and gloom, etc. But I ask you, oh gentle, patient reader, how could I not?
By Lois Krotz 09:45 am November 07, 2013
With sporting events, like the World Series, the Super Bowl, and the Olympics, there are clear winners and obvious leaders within the various competitions. However, in healthcare technology, the leaders are less obvious.
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By John Halamka 01:11 pm 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.
By Edmund Billings, MD 09:12 am July 23, 2013
The word ‘innovation’ gets bandied about with such frequency in healthcare analyses these days, you’d think it had some kind of magic transformational power.
By Edmund Billings, MD 08:13 am May 10, 2013
A question: What is the opposite of health IT return on investment? The answer: Unintended financial consequences, or UFCs, for short.
By Lisa Suennen 10:38 am March 25, 2013
Two weeks ago I had the good fortune to be invited back to the South by Southwest Conference (SXSW) to participate as a judge of a digital healthcare start-up competition. In the last two years healthcare has become a highly featured part of the SXSW Interactive conference, particularly as digital health has risen to the forefront of the...
By John Moore 08:58 am February 26, 2013
Among the numerous challenges that an ACO model presents, is the need for more sophisticated IT systems that will support distributed care management across a diverse care team that extends from the primary care physician, to the specialists, to the care manager, the patient and others.
By Edmund Billings, MD 12:09 pm February 14, 2013
Anyone who understands the importance of continuity of care knows that health information exchange is essential. How are we supposed to cut waste and duplication from the healthcare system and truly focus on patient welfare if doctor B has no idea what tests doctor A conducted, or what the results were?

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