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Want Best Practices? Look Outside of Healthcare

My boss and I were invited to the National Institute for Health (NIH) last week to share our experience in developing physician and patient portals. After spending most of the day meeting with various NIH staff members and their Medical … Continue reading

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You Can’t Send Medical Records Over the Internet

Anyone who has spent time advocating for Healthcare IT has no doubt heard some variation of, “You can’t send medical records over the Internet.” There seems to be a prevalent belief that electronic communications are somehow less secure than other … Continue reading

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myMDAnderson for Physicians – Expanding Access and Improving Communication

The M. D. Anderson Cancer Center’s physician web portal, myMDAnderson for Physicians, (https://my.mdanderson.org) has been providing improved access to patient information and streamlined communication to non-M. D. Anderson physicians since 2005. While the site has been a major step forward, … Continue reading

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HIMSS 2009 Conference Wrap Up

The HIMSS 2009 Annual Conference and Exhibition is over for another year. This year’s theme, “Architects of Change” proved to be a central focus for the majority of educational sessions I attended. With tight economic conditions facing many of us, … Continue reading

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HIMSS09 Tuesday Wrap Up

Tuesday was my third and final HIMSS09, I had to catch an evening flight back home to be at work tomorrow. Realistically, three full days of crowds, vendors, and education sessions is pushing my limits, but I digress. On to … Continue reading

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HIMSS09 Monday Wrap Up

Welcome the second full day of HIMSS09. After yesterday’s marathon sessions and opening reception, I was a little slower in getting out of bed this morning, but still made it in time to hear George Halvorson’s keynote address. Of course, … Continue reading

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HIMSS09 Day 1 Reflections and Day 2 Expectations

After a night’s sleep and a couple of cups of coffee, I’m thinking back to yesterday’s opening day of HIMSS09 and some themes have come to mind. First, due to the economic conditions, I expected to see a lot of … Continue reading

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HIMSS 2009 – What Do I Expect to See

I’m sitting in the airport in Houston waiting to board my flight to Chicago and started thinking more about this year’s HIMSS conference. When you add the challenges created by the current economic situation to the renewed focus on healthcare, … Continue reading

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