By John Halamka, MD – The March 2015 HIT Standards Committee was one of the most impactful meetings we have ever had. No, it was not the release of Meaningful Use Stage 3 or the certification rule. It was the creation of a framework that will guide all of our work for the next several years – everything we need for a re-charted standards harmonization convening body as well as a detailed interoperability roadmap, complementing the 10 year general plan developed by ONC.Read More
By John Halamka, MD – CIOs are at a challenging crossroads in their careers. Regulatory burdens, security threats, and changing reimbursement models have led to a demand for change that seems overwhelming. As workflow pressures increase, it’s easy to declare IT the rate limiting step. Given that many CIOs are ready to raise the white flag of defeat in desperation, finding time for innovation amidst the swirl of must do projects can be a challenge.
By John Halamka, MD – I have long believed that social networking concepts, mobile devices, analytics, and cloud are key tactics for the success of any IT organization.
By John Halamka – BIDMC has self-developed its core clinical information systems for many years. We certified all our applications for the 2011 and 2014 ONC criteria, attesting to Meaningful Use Stage 1 and 2 in every appropriate year. BIDMC has hundreds of person-years invested in our web-based, cloud-hosted in-patient and out-patient applications.
By John Halamka, MD – The February HIT Standards Committee was a joint meeting with the HIT Policy Committee to align the policy and technology work ahead in 2015.
By John Halamka, MD – CMS announced their intent to update the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs for 2015 and beyond. ONC released the Interoperability Roadmap and the Standards Advisory. A busy week. What does it all mean?
By John Halamka, MD – The January HIT Standards Committee focused on two important topics, the future of the Standards and Interoperability (S&I) Framework and the standards needed for provenance i.e. who generated the data and I can I trust it?
By John Halamka, MD Twitter: @jhalamka As I travel across the country and listen to CIOs struggling with mandates from Meaningful Use to ICD-10 to…
By John Halamka – 2014 was quite a year. Thinking back to December 2013, I cannot believe that so much has happened. Let’s take a look at the major HIT events that shaped 2014 and what they portend for 2015.