The Future Of Data Standards

John Halamka, MD, CIO, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

In 2009, I wrote about The Genius of the AND  in thinking about the different standards requirements of “Blue Button” versus “transitions of care.” We accepted CCR and CCD for the first stage of Meaningful Use as a means of buying time to allow the CCDA to be more fully defined. In 2014, we’re faced with […]


Survey: CIOs Say ACOs Great On Paper, But Not In Practice

ACOs Are Great On Paper, But Is That Enough?

When it comes to accountable care and other shared savings organizations, CIOs support the overall premise, but when it comes to application, it’s often a different story. In the August Snap Survey, nearly half (47 percent) of respondents said their organization is participating in an ACO and 13 percent are in the process of […]


Stage 2 Extension Met With Mixed Reviews

Russell Branzell, President & CEO, CHIME

After several months of speculation — and requests from myriad organizations — it was announced Friday that the Meaningful Use Stage 2 deadline would be extended by one year. The move is intended to allow CMS and ONC to focus efforts on the successful implementation of the enhanced patient engagement, interoperability and HIE requirements in […]


Jeffrey Brown, CIO, Lawrence General Hospital, Chapter 3

Jeffrey Brown, CIO, Lawrence General Hospital

The “transformational” Mass HIway
Merrimack Valley’s single-node model
The MU 2 Bucket
Eyeing 100% CPOE adoption
Optimization steering committees
Starting CIO role as Paragon went live
“Boots on the ground”


Survey: CIOs Support MU Delay, Citing Barriers That Still Exist

Delays Will Keep MU On The Right Track, CIOs Say

Although the majority of CIOs support an extension of Meaningful Use stage 2 and believe the federal incentive program is headed in the right direction, serious concerns remain, according to the May Snap Survey. Nearly 70 percent of CIOs said they believe while Meaningful Use has played a key role in advancing the healthcare […]