Here are a few I have come across last week. Note: Each link is followed by a title and few paragraphs. For the full article click on the link above title of the article. Note also that full access to some links may require site registration...Show More Summary
This year I’m chairing a healthcare IT event series called HealthIMPACT — it’s what I’m hoping will be one of the best places for healthcare technology enthusiasts and buyers to get actionable advice on what’s real, what’s BS, what to buy, what not to buy, and perhaps most importantly, which guidance is worth following. In […]
This appeared a little while ago.ECRI Cautions Hospitals About Tech HypeCheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, February 12, 2014 Independent research from the non-profit ECRI Institute aims to distinguish between must-have hospital technologies...Show More Summary
A grade-school English teacher of mine would write a little guide on the chalkboard at the beginning of our expository writing lessons: Say what you’re going to say; Say It; Say what you said Coming off another HIMSS, that lesson … Continue reading ?
The Massachusetts State government offers low cost HIE services including Direct transport to all the stakeholders of the Commonwealth. Recently. Micky Tripathi wrote this FAQ which is so good that I wanted to share it on my blog. Feel free to use it with your stakeholders.1. Show More Summary
As the weather begins to improve (we’ve even had an afternoon above freezing - wahoo!), the ducks are beginning to wander farther from their duck house. This week, they discovered the rain cistern that collects runoff from our farmhouse roof.For hours, they’ll bathe, preen, and drink their fill of the circulating rainwater. Show More Summary
8 ways startups are changing the healthcare industry http://thenextweb.com/entrepreneur/2014/01/26/8-ways-startups-revolutionizing-health-care/ Shared from TechStartup on Flipboard. Download Flipboard for free here.
This appeared a little while ago.Should doctors bend to EHRs, or EHRs meet doctors needs? By Diana Manos, Senior EditorThe ultimate question comes down to: are EHRs made to help physicians or are physicians being made to work with their...Show More Summary
Marrying public health and primary care coordination to improve population health using Health IT sounds like a no-brainer. It sounds easy, right? Maybe not, but a new initiative is bringing these three elements together in a bid to improve health, healthcare and control costs. Show More Summary
How many times have I heard from my physician colleagues that their computer and electronic medical record are getting in the way of patient care. By that they mean, coming between them and their patients. If you have ever used a clinical workstation...(read more)
HIMSS14…. brought me to the highest of highs and the lowest of lows. As in HIMSS past, I found myself surrounded by people genuinely committed to fixing our defunct healthcare system — and the population health management group-chant was louder … Continue reading ?
As Accountable Care Organizations take on risk contracts which align incentives to create continuous wellness rather than treat episodic sickness, there is a drive to create “systemness” by moving from acquisitions of practices and hospitals to integration. Show More Summary
As we head towards the Budget in Late May 2014 I thought It would be useful to keep a closer eye than usual on what was being said regarding what we might see coming out of the Budget.According to the Australian Parliament web site Budget...Show More Summary
John Lynn, prolific blogger and health IT media magnate, and I are teaming up to produce and deliver the world’s first marketing conference focused on helping innovators cut through the noise when trying to market their healthcare and medical tech products to physicians, hospitals, and similar customers. Called The Healthcare IT Marketing Conference, it will cover very […]
Three big takeaways from HIMSS14 were: It was great to meet so many new people. Found lots of fodder for future work. I was expecting more push back on my EHR 2.0 trends. The best thing about an event like … Continue reading ?
This came up a few days ago:The OAIC's enforcement approach to new privacy laws from 12 March 2014 — Statement from the Australian Information Commissioner and Privacy Commissioner 28 February 2014Significant changes to the Privacy Act 1988 will commence on 12 March 2014. Show More Summary
The HIMSS conference is so big, with so many different kinds of attendees and exhibitors that it’s almost impossible to have one big theme for any given year. Yet the question of theme for any given HIMSS is something we all talk about. The themes one perceives are at least partially defined by our own […]
While all the health IT reporters like myself were in Florida last week for HIMSS14, plenty of other things were going on in healthcare. David Harlow of HealthBlawg has a roundup of opinions in the latest edition of Health Wonk Review,...Show More Summary
What an epic (or is it Epic, or for that matter EPIC) ride where one seemingly goes in and out of noise tunnels on the exhibit floor all in the hopes of finding some meaningful signal as to what is … Continue reading ?
A few weeks ago, I saw my primary care provider for a scheduled physical exam or what the health insurance industry now likes to call a “wellness checkup”. If you recall, a major selling point of the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) is that we are moving...(read more)