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#WWBR Week of December 15, 2014

U.S. Corporate Health Exchanges Find No New Blue Chip Clients Caroline Humer for Reuters “While blue chip companies may be taking a wait and see attitude towards HIX for their employees, the broader and much larger mid-market will move more … Read more ›

Happy Christmas And A Great 2015!

Well, that is your lot for the year unless we have some important news emerge of the 'silly season', that I feel an urgent need to post on. I plan to re-start posting in mid to late Junuary 2015. Till then stay safe and have a great break! David. This is the initial part of the post - read more by clicking on the title of the article. David.

Weekly Overseas Health IT Links - 20th December, 2014.

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Unity Farm Journal - Third Week of December 2014

On Sunday, December 21, 2014 astronomical winter begins in the Northern Hemisphere (and ends on March 19, 2015).All the animals and vegetables will be stressed for the next 100 days. It’s a cold and dark time that brings a struggle to survive. Show More Summary

Review Of The Ongoing Post - Budget Controversy 18th December 2014. It’s Gone Ballistic!

Budget Night was on Tuesday 13th May, 2014 and the fuss has still not settled by a long shot. Indeed more than a few commentators are wondering out loud if the Abbot Government will last for a second term.The modified co-payment - announced...Show More Summary

The Argonaut Project Charter

Yesterday, a group of private sector stakeholders including athenahealth, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Cerner, Epic, Intermountain Health, Mayo Clinic, McKesson, MEDITECH, Partners Healthcare System, SMART at Boston Children’s...Show More Summary

2014 Year in Review: Clinician Network Management

Being seasoned veterans of the HIE/CNM market, 2014 was not so much a year of surprises, but one in which HCOs finally coming to grips with reality. There was a tremendous level of exploration of the technical, organizational and incentives-based … Read more ›

It Looks Like Using An EHR Can Cost Time But Also Reduce Errors To A Significant Degree.

These appeared a little while ago:Doctors Say Electronic Records Waste TimeA new study shows that technology has slowed doctors' work.By Kimberly Leonard Sept. 8, 2014 | 4:00 p.m. EDT + More Doctors complain that they waste an average...Show More Summary

This Seems To Be Pretty Good News For Those Ramping Up Hospital Automation. Some Actual Evidence EHRs Save Lives.

This appeared a little while ago.Are EHRs Life Savers? Maybe So, According to Preliminary ResearchAugust 25, 2014 by Rajiv Leventhal Can the adoption and implementation of electronic health records (EHRs) be tied to hospital performance...Show More Summary

It Seems All Governments Just Don’t Want To See If Their Health IT Is Working. Why I Wonder?

This appeared a little while ago.NSW Ambulance losing revenue from billing system issues: AuditorBy Allie Coyne on Dec 9, 2014 1:24 PMeHealth NSW also chastised in new report.…..eHealth NSW also came under the auditor's fire for having half of its IT projects running behind time and for failing to review completed projects. Show More Summary

Second annual Healthcare IT Marketing Conference (HITMC)

John Lynn, prolific blogger and health IT media magnate, and I are teaming up again for the second year to produce and deliver a marketing conference focused on helping digital health, health IT, and medical device  innovators. We’re going to be providing actionable advice and specific techniques you can use to cut through the noise when trying […]

Weekly Australian Health IT Links – 15th December, 2014.

Here are a few I have come across the last week or so.Note: Each link is followed by a title and a 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...Show More Summary

The Department Of Health Is Called For Not Evaluating Their E-Health Program. They Really Are Just Hopeless!

As a special for the last week of the year the blog provides two takes on this issue. We both review a Capability Review of the Department of Health From the Australian Public Service Commission. Link to full report is found below. First...Show More Summary

The Spinning And Partial Truths Are Ramping Up On The Medicare Co-Payment. I Don’t Think Complaining That The Commentators Don’t Like The Plan Will Help.

This has been released in the last hour.Media ReleaseHon. Peter Dutton MP - Minister For Health And Sport.14 December 2014 Labor scaremongering on MedicareThe Labor Party must immediately stop scaremongering in regards the Government's...Show More Summary

AusHealthIT Poll Number 248 – Results – 14th December, 2014.

Here are the results of the poll.How Do You Rate The Performance Of the Government In Health (And E-Health) Since Their Election In September 2013?Fantastic 1% (1) Pretty Good 0% (0) Just A Pass 10% (10) A Small Fail 18% (19) Not Good...Show More Summary

Weekly Overseas Health IT Links - 13th December, 2014.

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

Might We Find NEHTA Is On The List To Be Got Rid Of Or Merged Into The Department Of Health With The Release of MYEFO On Monday?

This appeared today.Coalition axing 175 agencies The Australian December 13, 2014 12:00AM David CroweALMOST 200 government agencies will be scrapped in a new search for budget savings, as the Abbott government lights a “bonfire of the quangos” to eliminate waste and help deal with deepening deficits that will be revealed on Monday. Show More Summary

#WWBR Week of December 8, 2014

Wearable Technology And Digital Healthcare Strategies Should Shift Focus To Chronic Medical Illness Robert Glatter, MD for Forbes “Expansive article that meanders at times but bottom line thesis is a good one. New technologies that enable chronically ill patients to … Read more ›

A Very Interesting List Of What Technologies Are Making The Difference In Healthcare.

This popped up a little while ago:10 technologies changing the future of healthcareBy Lyndsey Gilpin September 4, 2014, 4:00 AM PST // lyndseygilpin From digital networks to wearables, the health care industry is undergoing massive technological changes. Show More Summary

2014 Year in Review: Analytics

2014 saw the analytics industry remain in flux and marked by a large degree of ambiguity & complexity.  Four main themes stood out in 2014 that we will discuss in more detail below: Every vendor thinks of itself as a … Read more ›

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