With more than 50 percent of physicians and 80 percent of hospitals having adopted electronic health records and achieved some measure of meaningful use, the great promise of digitizing the U.S. healthcare system lies ahead. MORE
Physician use of Health IT has gone from almost zero to pervasive in 20 years. Sure, it may have a lot of potholes, too many areas still under construction and perhaps you need to take a detour or two to get where you’re going. But it is here and that is awesome. MORE
It’s the final countdown to HIMSS, and I’m chomping at the bit to get there. I have some expectations, some things I hope to accomplish, and the starry-eyed philosophical, grand scheme-of-it-all in my head. MORE
Once medical practices install ICD-10 compliant software and train all their staff members appropriately, they can't call it good. They need to work with their trading partners to keep business on track after Oct. 1. MORE
One of the enduring ironies when it comes to health IT is the contradiction between the understandable concern among healthcare stakeholders over data security and the apparent willingness of patients to share their own information. Two recent polls bear this out.