Blog Profile / The Healthcare IT Guy

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Archived Since:April 6, 2010

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Effective forms management improves healthcare data quality

When was the last time you thought about the forms strategy in your organization? Most of us think about forms as a clerical activity but proper management of patient forms drives important clinical and business initiatives such as patient...Show More Summary

Is “cloud security” an oxymoron? Join us at CDW’s #HIMSS17 booth on Monday at 3pm to find out.

Institutions in all industry sectors have made significant IT moves into the cloud (which basically means they’ve outsourced their data centers and server infrastructure). Most companies that have transformed their IT departments toShow More Summary

#IBMWoW cognitive solutions for cyber threat analysis and collaboration

I’ll be attending IBM’s World of Watson 2016 in Las Vegas next week. I’m looking forward to hearing whether government and industry are collaborating any better as a result of the passage of The Cybersecurity Act of 2015. The Cyber Act...Show More Summary

Cognitive ushers us from “carbon intelligence” to AI “silicon intelligence”

When the term “artificial intelligence” – better known as “AI” – was initially coined, it was thought that humans (carbon based life forms) had “real” intelligence while the best a machine’s intelligence (to the extent they had any) could get was “artificial”. Show More Summary

Digitally managed clinical trials will accelerate results and reduce costs

Digitally managed clinical trials have the potential to accelerate results report and reduce costs but workflow questions and regulatory questions remain. In many facets of our lives digital data collection has improved services, eliminated errors, and reduced waste in time and resources. Show More Summary

Health IoT creates huge opportunities for public health and software companies

It was evident from this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) earlier this month that there’s a great deal of interest in the Internet of Things (IoT) in general and for Health IoT in particular. Given that interest I thought I would...Show More Summary

Could Apple Store-like digital health retail stores be popular?

As I travel the country speaking at conferences, I’ve had dozens of conversations with smart people who believe there’s a growing consensus that “patient-driven” (or consumer-driven or member-driven) healthcare spending has arrived.Show More Summary

Reimbursements red herring, trust, and key infrastructure needs for Telemedicine success

Telemedicine is a growing part of modern healthcare, and could play a pivotal role in the U.S.’s efforts to streamline and expand preventative services. Virtual, video-based doctor’s appointments can help alleviate the general practitioner shortage, and encourage preventative care. Show More Summary

Impacts we can expect from ICD-10 transition

The nice folks at Ingenious Med reached out to get my opinion on the recent ICD-10 transition. They summarized my thoughts in a recent post on their blog. Their questions reminded me of similar ones I’ve been recently asked so I thought...Show More Summary

How health IT enables safer medical travel and tourism

IT innovation, global medicine and frustrated medical patients drive the demand for medical travel. But telemedicine also improves patient care and the customer experience of medical travelers. Once again, we welcome medical IT entrepreneur,...Show More Summary

HealthIMPACT Southwest recap: CIOs think dashboards need significant improvement

I chair the HealthIMPACT series of events that is held in a variety of cities throughout the year. HealthIMPACT is a no-nonsense and “No BS” local one-day event for busy health IT professionals that pretty much know what they’re doing...Show More Summary

How health IT can deliver on the promise of Medical Travel

Health IT for large systems, hospitals, and traditional physician practices is well underway. Enough so that innovators/startups, are starting to see consolidation and heavy competition. As I look around at new areas for health IT implementations,...Show More Summary

Shahid’s No BS guide to patient engagement at #HIMSS15

I’ll be at #HIMSS15 in Chicago this week and am preparing for the onslaught of the term “patient engagement”. It’s both overused and ill-defined which means it’s almost meaningless as a category of technology or approaches. It’s also...Show More Summary

Evaluating and choosing healthcare cloud services providers

As healthcare moves from on-premise to cloud services, the evaluation and selection of “HIPAA compliant” cloud service providers becomes an import task. I don’t like the description “HIPAA compliant” because it’s imprecise and not meaningful. Show More Summary

Congress finally getting serious about telemedicine, but are CDOs ready?

The latest ‘doc fix’ bill, H.R. 1470, was introduced last week. Though it has quite a ways to go before it’s sent to conference or passed, the bill has some pretty nice language for telemedicine and care coordination enthusiasts. Though...Show More Summary

Social selling of Medical Devices is hard but necessary

Social selling of Medical Devices is something we don’t talk enough about because it’s hard. That’s going to change soon. You’re probably aware that John Lynn and I are co-chairing the exciting 2nd iteration of the Healthcare IT Marketing & PR Conference (“HITMC”) in May. Show More Summary

Entrepreneurs must integrate mission-driven strategic investors

Last week I wrote about how federated groups of investors help de-risk innovations in the Venture Development Lifecycle (VDLC). Yesterday I elaborated on how entrepreneurs can understand risk through various funding cycles. One of the...Show More Summary

Patients say deploying a patient portal isn’t enough to engage them

Much has been made of the push to better engage patients, but little has been spent on examining exactly what patients want. Despite the requirements set by the EHR Incentive Program, simply deploying a patient portal isn’t enough to engender real, sustainable engagement. Show More Summary

Digital health startups should de-risk using strategically integrated investors

I have the pleasure of meeting or speaking with many digital health, health IT, medTech, and life sciences (especially genomics and bioinformatics) startups every week. As a serial entrepreneur and angel investor myself I know how hard...Show More Summary

Is digital health innovation overrated?

Our next HealthIMPACT CIO Summit will take place next Friday, February 27th, 2015, at the Union League Club in New York. Our conversation kicks off in the morning with Ed Marx, SVP & CIO at Texas Health Resources and 2014 IW Healthcare...Show More Summary

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