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Podcast: mHealth Alliance Executive Director Patty Mechael

Patricia Mechael is the newly installed executive director of the mHealth Alliance, a joint effort of the United Nations Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation and the Vodafone Foundation. The mHealth Alliance this week is joining with the Foundation of the National Institutes of Health to put on the third annual mHealth Summit in National Harbor, Md. [...]Show More Summary

Podcast: Intel’s Eric Dishman on connected care management

Did you miss Eric Dishman’s keynote address Tuesday at the Medical Group Management Association‘s annual conference in Las Vegas? That’s OK, because I secured a few minutes with Dishman, director of health innovation and policy at Intel, immediately after his talk, and the results are right here. This podcast, recorded in the somewhat noisy press [...]Show More Summary

Podcast: IBM Distinguished Engineer Scott Schumacher envisions the ‘clinical hub’

In part two of my series from month’s IBM Exchange 2011, my guest is IBM Distinguished Engineer Scott Schumacher. In this lively podcast, Schumacher discusses Watson, disease management and the concept of the “clinical hub,” which envisions bringing together clinical decision support and case management. As with my previous podcast with IBM’s Lorraine Fernandes, I [...]Show More Summary

Podcast: IBM’s Lorraine Fernandes talks HIE, public health, health reform

From the Department of Procrastination comes part one of a two-part podcast series from last month’s IBM Exchange 2011, an event the vendor put on to display its wares in health information exchange. The two-day conference took place in Chicago, home of the former Initiate Systems, which IBM acquired in early 2010. Here, I talk [...]Show More Summary

Podcast: Gartner’s Vi Shaffer on HIE, ACOs and meaningful use

Back in June, I covered the Wisconsin Technology Network’s Digital Healthcare Conference in Madison. That conference featured a panel with Vi Shaffer, research vice president and industry services director for healthcare providers at Gartner, Judy Murphy, vice president of information services at Aurora Health Care in Milwaukee, and Epic Systems CEO Judy Faulkner, based in [...]Show More Summary

Health IT Provides Tools to Improve Patient Safety

Wider use of EHRs, along with computerized provider order entry (CPOE), clinical decision support (CDS) and barcode medication administration, could play critical roles in addressing the Joint Commission’s National Patient Safety Goals, according to a recent commentary in The Journal of the American Medical Association. Show More Summary

CCHIT Announces more Healthcare Providers that have Certified their EHR in the Each™ Program

CCHIT announced today that five more healthcare systems have joined Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in certifying complete or modular EHRs under CCHIT’s EHR Alternative Certification for Healthcare Providers, or EACH™, an ONC-ATCB...Show More Summary

Podcast: mHealth Initiative’s Peter Waegemann

In 2009, after 25 years of moving “Toward an Electronic Patient Record” (TEPR), the Medical Records Institute disbanded and its founder, Peter Waegemann, shifted his focus to mobile healthcare by creating the mHealth Initiative. TEPR had grown into a rather substantial event, peaking at 3,800 attendees in 2004, when newly appointed national health IT coordinator [...]Show More Summary

Podcast: HIMSS CEO Steve Lieber

The 2011 HIMSS conference gets underway this weekend in Orlando, Fla. For the fifth year in a row, I interviewed HIMSS President and CEO H. Steven Lieber to preview the annual conference. Check Health Data Management’s HIMSS microsite now and MobiHealthNews next week for write-ups of parts of this interview, but this is the only [...]

Podcast: SRSsoft CEO Evan Steele

One of the more interesting figures in health IT is Evan Steele, the outspoken CEO of ambulatory EMR vendor SRSsoft. For years, Steele pushed his Montvale, N.J.-based company’s “hybrid” EMR as a product that won't slow down "high-performance" physicians. Show More Summary

JP Morgan Healthcare Health IT Panel

I strongly suggest you listen to this outstanding panel discussion from the JP Morgan Healthcare Conference Health IT Panel: ...

Podcast: Don Jones of Qualcomm

At the Mobile Health Summit in Washington, D.C., in November, I had a chance to meet Don Jones, vice president of health and life sciences at Qualcomm, for the first time since July 2008, when were both at the m-health week of the Making the eHealth Connection series in Bellagio, Italy. Show More Summary

Podcast: Panel discussion on mobile healthcare

Nearly two months ago, I was honored to be a participant in the closing panel session at the mHealth Initiative’s 2nd mHealth Networking Conference in San Diego. I happened to record the audio of that session directly off the sound board. Show More Summary

Preparing for Higher Stages in Meaningful Use

The Meaningful Use Workgroup will make recommendations to the HIT Policy Committee on how to define meaningful use in the short- and long-term; the ways in which electronic health records (EHRs) can support meaningful use; and how providers can demonstrate meaningful use. Show More Summary

Commission Launches ONC-ATCB Certification Program

CCHIT® is a recognized ONC-ATCB and is authorized to offer EHR certification for Complete EHRs that meet all of the 2011/2012 criteria adopted by the Secretary of HHS, as well as certification for EHR Modules that meet one or more – but not all – of the criteria. Show More Summary

Patient Care Summary Exchange Guidance

Beginning in 2006, the State-Level HIE Consensus Project (SLHIE Project) convened a steering committee of 13 states to explore the developing roles, characteristics and challenges to achieve statewide HIE. In 2008, the SLHIE ProjectShow More Summary

New rules may speed adoption of electronic health records

Below is my interview with Chris Dorobek of Federal News Radio. We discuss the final rule for meaningful use and the future of health IT.

A National Strategy for eCare

Eric Dishman director of Health Innovation and Policy for Intel’s Digital Health Group, which he helped launch in 1999. He founded the Product Research and Innovation team responsible for driving Intel’s worldwide healthcare research, new product innovation, strategic planning, and health policy and standards activities. Show More Summary

Transparency and Health IT

Chris Dorobek interviewed me for Federal News Radio on transparency and health IT. This is where two of my great passions - health IT and government 2.0 - collide! We followed up on my Radar post Open government examples from the ONC...Show More Summary

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