Cloud Computing

by John Moore lll | May 01, 2015

WWBR Week of April 27, 2015

Admitted to Your Bedroom: Some Hospitals Try Treating Patients at Home Daniela J Lamas for The New York Times "Delivering acute care in a home setting is not all that new but it is still rare. This article talks about how it makes economic and outcome sense for certain kinds

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 | January 12, 2015

Orion Health Aspires to PaaS

The interoperability problems that plague healthcare are compounded by the paucity of developer options for modern software development. Software as a Service (SaaS) models are increasingly commonplace for EHRs, population health and other finished applications. Platform as a Service (PaaS) models to support application developers are essentially non-existent in the

by John Moore | December 22, 2014

.750 Prediction Batting Average for 2014

Hard to believe the year is coming so quickly to a close. A year that saw ONC pretty much implode, an ACA that is garnering fans faster than detractors, an explosion in all things wearable but little clue as to what to actually do with the data beyond sharing it

by John Moore lll | September 12, 2014

#WWBR Week of September 8, 2014

Two themes in this week's #WWBR: primary research and MU. We have a few good studies published in peer-reviewed journals looking at changes in healthcare delivery models and how to improve outcomes with real evidence-based practices (mostly involving more engagement and outreach). And then in response to MU announcements, we

by John Moore | August 27, 2014

Read All About It: Analytics for Pop Health Hits the Streets

I am happy to announce that the long labors of our Analytics analyst, Cora Sharma, have come to fruition with the release today of our newest report: Analytics for Population Health Management Market Trends Report.  This report takes a significantly different look at this rapidly evolving market from last year's

by ndrao | August 12, 2014

Time to SMAC the Healthcare Consumer

SMAC – Social, Mobile, Analytics, Cloud - is a popular framework for optimizing business performance through IT. The basic idea is that these four elements all play key roles in generating value from data through capture, storage, and application. Social refers to the consumer or end-user level, where data is

by John Moore | May 01, 2014

HIE is a Misnomer

For years now we have been talking about HIE as if health information exchange (the verb) is happening across health information exchanges (the noun). This is wrong for the simple reason that true, full health information exchange is not occurring. Then what is being exchanged across these HIE networks that
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