David Lareau



A Different Point of View: Healthcare IT’s History of Magical Thinking

By David Lareau – Every few years, the healthcare industry seems to lose its collective mind over the latest new thing that will solve all our problems and usher in the (dreaded) “new paradigm.” This combination of magical thinking and marketing hype sporadically erupts and then dissipates as reality sets in, and we realize that there is no single answer to the challenges we face.


HIMSS22: Reactions and Takeaways

With the reporting of 26,000 attendees, HIMSS seems to be getting back on track and moving in the right direction. So what were the reactions? What were the takeaways? Will the exhibitors and attendees return next year? Here is what they told us.




Recasting EHRs as Clinical Tools Rather than Tasks

By David Lareau – Electronic Health Records are generally viewed by clinicians as a technology that requires a lot of effort without providing much reward. Crucial information is scattered, and users spend far too much time trying to find it. Too often, they simply give up.


The Continuing Quest for Interoperability in 2022

Interoperability thirteen years in. 2021 did bring us the information blocking final rule and pandemic is still looming over healthcare and delivery. As always the health IT community continues to be bullish on interoperability solutions, but will we get there in 2022?