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Clinton to AHIP: Embrace change, even if it hurts

... industry, and urged industry leaders to think differently about financing healthcare. She urged her audience to “create a different kind of company” that focuses on cost-effective healthcare. “At the end of the ...

david.macfarlane - 07/31/2014 - 10:05

A responsible solution: VA VistA, the cloud and private development

... the last month, the VA has floated the idea of a private company taking over responsibility for VistA code and selling the solution back ... they stop happening. “There's this section in my book about the VA's pioneering effort to really show how many medical errors there ...

Irv Lichtenwald - 05/02/2017 - 11:48 - 0 comments

The ICD 10 Extension: For whatever reasons, Congress did the right thing!

Did you hear the one about the CMS administrator who was asked what it would take to delay the 2014 ... ICD-10 delay, New York-based financial information services company Fitch Ratings described the one-year extension of ICD-10 as a "positive ...

Edmund Billings - 11/19/2014 - 23:32 - 1 comment

EHR Design and Dissatisfaction: It’s a matter of time.

... took the least amount of time was VA VistA, which averaged about 20 minutes per day and 100 minutes per week—80 percent less than the ... product of a community development process as opposed to a company competing in the feature function wars that have bloated most EHRs. The ...

Edmund Billings - 11/19/2014 - 23:32 - 1 comment

Interoperability in the Cloud

... Expedia, Quicken, Concur, etc. Really, it’s just about any Web site that sells something and enables the use of a credit card. ... Outside healthcare, the cloud enables competition. If some company can beat Amazon at the online merchandising game, they are free to do ...

Edmund Billings - 04/24/2017 - 16:09 - 0 comments

TECH: The VA and Health IT--A Model that Works

... that range from allergic reactions to death. Concerned about privacy, some patients might opt out. Certainly, legislation will be ... who transformed the VA is now CEO of Medsphere Systems, a company that is adapting the VA’s software (VisTa) for other doctors and ...

Anonymous (not verified) - 07/31/2014 - 10:07

Code Red

... ability to mine data from millions of computerized records about what actually works. It would seem heartening, then, that the ... installed, by contrast, was the product of a private company called Cerner Corporation. It was designed by software engineers using ...

david.macfarlane - 07/31/2014 - 10:06

Patient mix-ups happen more often than you think. Why the easy fix isn't easy at all

... strong political resistance. Many Americans are skeptical about the privacy implications of government ID programs, and privacy advocates ... CEO of  Medsphere Systems , an electronic medical records company. “If you’re sharing data and end up with the incorrect patient, the ...

Irv Lichtenwald - 04/15/2016 - 16:46 - 0 comments

Do we have to define population health to make it useful?

... describes is the failure of Google Flu Trends (GFT), the company’s effort at tracking search data and alerting public health officials ... outbreaks before the Centers for Disease Control could know about them. “When Google quietly euthanized the program … it turned the ...

Medsphere - 07/10/2017 - 00:53 - 0 comments