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by John Moore | December 21, 2015

Going Beyond the Obvious: 2016 Predictions for Healthcare IT

Never a dull moment in healthcare. 2015 saw plenty of changes and some inklings as to what may be in store for us in 2016. While there was plenty of noise around ICD-10, it was a non-event in 2015. Likewise, while there was plenty of noise around interoperability in 2015,

by John Moore | August 17, 2015

What Cerner’s DoD Win Means to Industry

So much ink, so little insight. Quite a lot has been published on the awarding of the large Dept. of Defense (DoD) EHR contract, but almost all articles are simple rehashes of the press release and occasionally including some basic, on-the-record, public comments made by those in the upper echelons of the

by Brian Murphy | July 23, 2015

New Insight Report on Moving to Open Platforms Now Available

[To skip the prelude and go directly to the report sales page, please click here: 2015 Platforms in Healthcare: EHR Vendors’ Capabilities for Interoperability] Demand for interoperable technologies and platforms is increasing and enterprise technology vendors are responding. Cloud computing, composite applications, and open-source software with publicly available application programming

by Brian Murphy | June 18, 2015

HIPAA Must Die

Do we really need HIPAA and fifty different state versions of HIPAA to make patient data private and secure? And HIPAA has a lot of company. Each state also has different rules for telemedicine, for credentialing, for nurse staffing levels, for reimbursement, and the list goes on. The time has come

by Brian Murphy | May 04, 2015

HIMSS’15: NOT on FHIR

HIMSS15 was supposed to be an opportunity for HIT vendors to really expand on interoperability with possibilities represented by FHIR and other newish standards. At least that’s what I thought. Interoperability is an overarching concern across HIT and many are expecting big things from FHIR. Only Epic proclaimed its faith flashily

by Brian Murphy | April 09, 2015

HIMSS Will not Have Dragons or Acrobats This Year: Clinician Network Management Watchlist

During the Middle Ages, London’s Bartholomew Fair grew from what we would call a trade show for cloth merchants into a full-blown annual exposition where merchants could conduct business in the presence of “sideshows, prize-fighters, musicians, wire-walkers, acrobats, puppets, freaks and wild animals.” HIMSS’15 in Chicago next week promises all

by Brian Murphy | February 04, 2015

ONC Catalyzing a National Interoperability Plan

ONC’s first draft of a nationwide interoperability roadmap is ambitiously vast in scope, but ultimately constrained by the past. Its purpose is to initiate a discussion within healthcare about the ways and means to achieve interoperability in 10 years notwithstanding that the discussion is already the obsession of many. It hopes

by John Moore lll | December 19, 2014

#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 quickly." - John Forbidden Topic in Health Policy Debate: Cost
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