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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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HIMSS09 Day 2 Reflections and Day 3 Expectations

Monday was another packed day at HIMSS09. I’m starting to see some real themes developing at HIMSS this year: ROI Interoperability Frustration Person to Person Connectivity First, ROI. As a sign of the economic times and a maturing of the … Continue reading

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Why Can’t Healthcare Be Like Ordering a Pizza?

I had a very cool experience this past weekend, I ordered a pizza online. I know it doesn’t sound like much, but Domino’s Pizza has a very slick interface that was both functional and entertaining. To begin, the ordering process … Continue reading

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Congressional Budget Office Weighs In On Obama’s Health Care Proposals

Yesterday, the Congressional Budget Office released its report on the Obama health plan: Claiming back some of the rewards given to doctors for improving productivity could save the government Medicare program up to $201 billion over the next 10 years, … Continue reading

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World Healthcare Innovation and Technology Congress Day 3 Wrap-up and Summary

The final day of the World Healthcare Innovation and Technology Congress began with a bag, Scott McNealy from Sun discussing how Open Source works for healthcare. McNealy’s presentation was incredibly entertaining; equal parts insightful information and stand-up comedy. Here is … Continue reading

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World Healthcare Innovation and Technology Congress – Day 2 Wrap-Up

Day 2 of the World Healthcare Innovation and Technology Congress started early with a 7:00 AM breakfast sponsored by Alcatel-Lucent. Early morning meetings are usually rough, but many of us were from other time zones and we were less than … Continue reading

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World Healthcare Innovation and Technology Congress – Day 1 Wrap-Up

The first day of the World Healthcare Innovation and Technology Congress provided abundant information and gave a glimmer of hope to those of us trying desperately to improve healthcare through the infusion of IT. I arrived at the conference after … Continue reading

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HIMSS Virtual Conference and Expo Day 2 Wrap-Up

Today, I attended Day 2 of the HIMSS Virtual Conference & Expo. This was the final day of the conference and had a slightly shorter agenda than yesterday. For me, the highlight of today’s presentations was one from Dr. Albert … Continue reading

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HIMSS Virtual Conference and Expo Day 1 Wrap-Up

Yesterday, I attended the first day of the HIMSS Virtual Conference & Expo. HIMSS is the Healthcare Information Management & Systems Society and they describe themselves this way: The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) is the healthcare industry’s … Continue reading

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