As EHRs proliferate and their use becomes more meaningful, significant improvements in organizational performance ought to be the norm rather than the exception. Yet, not all providers are reaping the same benefits from their IT investments. Two k...
April 8, 2014
The flawed launch of HealthCare.gov's online insurance exchange reminds us of the tremendous risk inherent in every information technology undertaking. It also offers an opportunity to reflect on our own project preparations as the industry contin...
February 6, 2014
Streamlined, secure information exchange for providers not only prepares health care organizations for payment reform, it is also critical to the nation's substantial investment in electronic health records.
December 10, 2013
Information technology enables us to master complexity, especially for patient data, medical knowledge and clinical processes.
October 8, 2013
There is nothing inherently good or bad about technology; there is no technology determinism. Guns can be used to protect us and they can be used to harm us. Similarly, health information technology can be used to improve care, but it also can be ...
August 13, 2013
In the evolving health care ecosystem, providers must be prepared to handle a complex mix of both public and private sector payment mechanisms while meeting a diverse set of patient safety and quality goals.
April 9, 2013
I am fortunate to have viewed this industry from different sides and with different perspectives. But as someone once said, just because everything is different doesn't mean anything has changed.
December 6, 2012
Preparation is the key as analytics and business intelligence take on greater importance in health care.
October 9, 2012
Sensors and mobile devices will allow us to monitor a patient's condition, track movement through a hospital and conduct better effectiveness research.
June 14, 2011