By John Halamka 09:18 am November 11, 2015
Recognizing that "there are many who will find my conclusions politically unpopular," Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center CIO John Halamka, MD, offers his assessment of the meaningful use program, and a counterproposal he says will better serve stakeholders.
By John Halamka 09:10 am 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."
By Edmund Billings, MD 01:05 pm October 30, 2014
Take a step back from the challenges that surround health information technology interoperability and you will recognize that market forces and a desperately fragmented healthcare system make hospitals and vendors act the way we do.
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.
By Helen Figge 07:53 am January 28, 2013
The 2012 award season has just ended and one of the highest honors to be bestowed upon an executive in healthcare IT is the award named in honor of John E. Gall Jr., who pioneered the implementation of healthcare information systems at El Camino Hospital in the 1960s.
By Jon Mertz 08:59 am November 30, 2011
During the SIIM 2011 Annual Meeting earlier this year, radiology leaders were rallying the industry to engage with the incentive program being driven under the Meaningful Use banner.
By Jeff Rowe 10:18 am August 16, 2011
You say "po-tay-to," I say "po-tah-to."
By Jeff Rowe 09:09 am July 12, 2011
Sometimes, when we have trouble falling asleep at night, we lie in bed and wonder what the National Health Information Network may ultimately look like.
By Jeff Rowe 12:54 am March 01, 2011
According to the latest KLAS report on ambulatory EMRs, one third of physician practices and community health clinics who were interviewed will be replacing their EMR systems.
By Jeff Rowe 12:55 am November 09, 2010
A new report from KLAS delivers some interesting, if not surprising, news: Smaller hospitals are considering large clinical information system (CIS) vendors over vendors that traditionally service the community hospital segment of the market.

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