The presentation last week at the Health IT Summit in Boston, by John Halamka, M.D. and Kristy Darby, offered tantalizing hints about how the concept of personalized medicine might ultimately evolve forward in patient care delivery
Healthcare is suffering from Innovation Constipation (IC). The signs and symptoms are everywhere with more appearing daily, and the problem is particularly acute in healthcare IT. The good news: there are home remedies for IC.
Several recent publications address both the advantages and disadvantages of cloud storage for protected health information
The release this week of the proposed rule for 2018 for the Quality Payment Program under MACRA has fueled a full spectrum of reactions from industry leaders. Are federal healthcare officials getting it “just right” in terms of the levels of rigor built into the program?
John Cuddeback, M.D., Ph.D., chief medical informatics officer for AMGA Analytics, is combing through claims and EHR data to find patients with undiagnosed hypertension who are “hiding in plain sight.”
Big data and precision medicine platforms lack repositories for the knowledge they generate. The University of Michigan is seeking to create a digital repository to store and curate digital knowledge artifacts for health at scale.
The conclusions in the Health Care Industry Cybersecurity Task Force’s report released last week, offer both challenge and hope for healthcare IT leaders in the U.S.—and helpful suggestions
Every year when Healthcare Informatics officially releases its rankings of the top 100 vendors by revenue in the healthcare IT market, I like to take a deeper dive into the list’s nuances.
During a recent webinar put on by the National Center for Complex Health and Social Needs, executives described the value of building trust and longer-term partnerships.
While having choices is a good thing, it’s also important to make sure you take the high road with each organization that is courting you to maintain your professionalism and your ethics.
It’s terrific to be able to turn to experts like Daniel Kahneman, Ph.D., a Princeton University professor of psychology and public affairs, to help us reflect on the complexity of questions such as why some business ventures might succeed, while others do not.
In February 2017, Orange County EMS, Newport Beach Fire Department and Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian were the first in California to begin the implementation of +EMS for bidirectional health information exchange.
An op-ed by two medical informaticists in The New England Journal of Medicine speaks to some of the challenges and opportunities facing the developers of clinical care-focused apps in the current environment—and the core interoperability issues in this moment
What do we know about the patients with the highest and most complex needs, as the healthcare system evolves forward around population health and care management—and what do we need to know? Some recent research and analyses shed light
CMS’s announcement of the broadening of the geographic base of the Comprehensive Primary Care Plus program speaks to its potential to reshape primary care—and it will take health IT redesign to achieve success
I read with interest an article in the May Health Affairs, in which researchers analyzed early results of care management work undertaken at Massachusetts General Hospital—with positive implications for ACO-based care management going forward
I firmly believe that population health management, readmissions reductions and value-based purchasing are not possible without tapping into today's exciting technology-supported processes which didn't exist even 10 years ago.
Researchers at the NIH Collaboratory Coordinating Center describe some lessons learned from investigators involved in its pragmatic clinical trials.
The Wanna Decryptor 2.0 ransomware virus severely disrupted the British National Health Service’s capabilities to provide patient care across England and Scotland last week: what have British—and European, and American—healthcare leaders learned?
At the same time we see cyber attacks continuing to escalate, we also are seeing a very serious and active response by the Office for Civil Rights with respect to its compliance review and breach investigation activity.