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February 27, 2018

HFMA: IT’S THE INTEROPERABILITY, STUPID!

Just as we get ready for HIMSS comes the same old song but with new …

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February 13, 2018

Valentine to HIMSS and HERSS

How do I love thee?

Let me count the ways,
And rank them, not as allegories,
But Condition …

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December 4, 2017

EHR Nox Dox

Physicians are sick and tired of healthcare IT, and they’re not going to take it …

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November 20, 2017

A Different Vowel for “Fax”

Of course we mean “fix.”

Another vowel may be appropriate for faxing’s effect on healthcare, though. …

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October 23, 2017

Take a Knee for Information Blocking

There’s a lot of discussion about communication: fake news, Russian Facebook messaging, and especially the …

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September 20, 2017

A Patient’s Perspective on Patient Summary

To be completely transparent, I am NOT a model patient.

I put off going to see …

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September 6, 2017

Logical or Not? Automation of Dr. McCoy’s Charts

The word automation is a problem. It’s a tin robot with a light-bulb nose, taking …

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August 23, 2017

The Cloud – What the heck is it, actually?

Thank goodness for the cloud! Whatever it is. (So to really understand it, I asked its …

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July 26, 2017

An Inside Look at the Center for Medical Interoperability

The problem of healthcare interoperability begins at the patient’s bedside.

Imagine a patient in intensive care. …