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Gabriel Perna

Senior Editor

@GabrielSPerna

www.healthcare-informatics.com

Gabriel Perna has been an editor at Healthcare Informatics since 2011, covering...

So Long, Farewell, Until We Meet Again…

July 2, 2015  |  Gabriel Perna
A few weeks back, I was staring at the train tracks at the Stamford station while waiting for my ride into New York. I couldn’t help but marvel at what we take for granted.

The Downfall of Tiffany Ingham, M.D. and Tough Climb of Patient Engagement

June 25, 2015  |  Gabriel Perna
As long as doctors like Tiffany Ingham, M.D., exist, patients will have trouble truly being engaged and an integral part of their healthcare process. Make no mistake about it, the dismissive doctor is a culture barrier we still face as patients.

At iHT2, Provider Leaders Acknowledge Innovation Must Come from Within

June 17, 2015  |  Gabriel Perna
Leading healthcare organizations at iHT2’s Washington D.C. Health IT Summit shared a recurring theme: If providers want innovative technology in their organization to reduce cost, improve care and increase access, the ideas must come from within.

Pricing Data at Work: Transparency Movement Makes Strides

June 11, 2015  |  Gabriel Perna
The barbarians are at no longer at the gates. They are not at the door, either. They are inside the castle and will soon be making their demands to the King and his knights.

Snitching: CMS’ Latest Strategy to Improve Interoperability

June 4, 2015  |  Gabriel Perna
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has come up with an interesting new strategy for improving interoperability, even if it would have Avon Barksdale from The Wire shaking his head in disgust.

Connecticut to Try Again with HIE. Should They?

May 29, 2015  |  Gabriel Perna
For the most part, we all deserve a second chance in life. No one deserves to be branded a failure because of one poorly-executed effort. But in the case of HIE in Connecticut, is it better for an entity to stick to its strengths and not try again?

Applauding Organizational Bravery

May 22, 2015  |  Gabriel Perna
It takes a lot of guts for an organization to raise their hand, admit they screwed up, and talk about that mistake at length. Here's to one organization that recently did that AND more.

The Emergency Room Conundrum: We Can Do Better

May 14, 2015  |  Gabriel Perna
Being sick made me realize the enormity of one of our foremost challenges in reforming the healthcare system: reducing usage of the emergency room. How do we get our head to win over our heart?

An Age Old Question and the SGR Repeal

May 6, 2015  |  Gabriel Perna
Turning to an age old metaphorical question and using exclusive survey data to understand if whether or not physicians are truly prepared for, or even understand, the ramifications of the SGR repeal.

Engaging is Educating and Other Leftover Lessons from HIMSS

April 30, 2015  |  Gabriel Perna
There are birthday cakes, smiley faces, and other colorful icons. Why the next development in frontline chronic care management and patient engagement looks a lot like a BuzzFeed quiz.

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