I became quite intrigued when I read two surveys on electronic health records (EHRs) over the past few weeks that garnered very different results.
With the release of the latest results coming out of the MSSP and Pioneer ACO Programs, CMS officials choose unnecessarily to spin the numbers—when in fact, being frank about the challenges would have been better for everyone
As the mandatory readmissions reduction program under Medicare expands and ramps up, hospital leaders need to ramp up with it—or face dire consequences
Good governance, industry leaders participating in a panel at iHT2-Seattle agreed, naturally emerges out of strategic vision-driven clarity in every organization
Many chief information security officers in healthcare are promoted into the roles from more technical positions working on specific implementation projects. One of the most challenging aspects of that transition is shifting from IT project work to more strategic and...
Inspired by the HIMSS Analytics model to track EMR adoption, a new patient engagement model has been created with the aim to spur activity towards a patient-centered healthcare
The results of a recent Commonwealth Fund survey point to both opportunity and risk facing healthcare IT leaders when it comes to end-user acceptance of IT for ACOs and PCMHs
Migrating to a new platform is daunting enough. But after the go-live party, the vendor installation team moves on to the new client and you are left with a phone number to call.
Innovative processes like retrospective time-limited radiological peer review absolutely call out for strong, smart IT facilitation and support
“Hackathon” events focused on healthcare are becoming increasingly popular, as digital apps developers apply their skills to solving some of healthcare’s most intractable problems. I asked Cleveland Clinic execs why they are participating.
IBM’s acquisition of Merge Healthcare caps a series of recent acquisitions, and reflects major shifts taking place now in several healthcare IT vendor sectors
IBM's acquisition of Merge could be a game changer, assuming the company and the healthcare industry have evolved past previous IBM initiatives.
I have been going to my family practitioner for years. During these visits I have been able to witness the devolution of the EMR.
It turns out that the number of medications prescribed to the discharging patient is a significant indicator of readmissions risk—a factor that clinician leaders and clinical informaticists need to consider, as they pursue readmissions reduction work
The capture of the immense DoD/VA contract for a vast new EHR implementation by Cerner and its partners Leidos and Accenture Federal, inevitably leads to speculation along a number of dimensions
Last week, during a Senate hearing, Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) said that he has asked HHS to delay Stage 3 of the meaningful use program. Will his request have an impact?
What managers in the Flemish regional government in Belgium learned when they tried to test employees for phishing vulnerability
Thinking narrowly and being over-confident can prove disastrous when it comes to scanning the landscape to plan for the future
It was very gratifying to moderate a panel discussion at the Denver CHIME Lead Forum on “Healthcare Cybesecurity Solutions,” as the industry hurtles forward into uncharted territory in that arena
The success of the cloud-based information exchange for diagnostic images at Saint Luke’s Health System in Kansas City shows that HIE with a vision grounded in reality can work wonderfully well