Saying Goodbye To An Industry Icon

This week, we mourn the loss of HIMSS Analytics VP of Market Research Marc Holland, who passed away on Saturday. I was particularly jarred by his death because we breakfasted together in Northern New Jersey (very close to where we both live) less than a month ago. Leaving the meal, what struck me was not […]

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Is Your HIE Taking Privacy Seriously Enough?

In late June, it was reported that the Rhode Island affiliate of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) was bringing suit against the Rhode Island Department of Health, claiming that the rules adopted by DOH to establish a statewide HIE do not go far enough, nor are they explicit enough, to protect patient privacy. In its suit, the ACLU asks the Rhode Island State Superior Court to declare the rules made public by the DOH “incomplete and not compliant with HIE requirements.”

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HI(TECH) Anxiety – Part II

I had planned on including an expanded version of my June 5th post (HI(TECH) Anxiety) in the upcoming edition of SRS’ QuickHITs monthly newsletter. So in doing some additional research, I came across some interesting websites and facts that I thought I would share with www.healthsystemcio.com readers. First of all, the readership of www.healthsystemcio.com not […]

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HI(TECH) Anxiety

Here we are, just 15 months after HITECH’s enactment and the government’s “full court press” to drive HIT adoption is in full swing.  The dizzying pace of events over just these past three months has been enough to take one’s breath away.  So let’s pause for a moment, take a deep breath, recap some relevant […]

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CPOE and Medication Safety: Devil’s in the Details

Health Affairs recently published an interesting article that may have gone unnoticed by many in the industry. The article, entitled “Mixed Results in the Safety Performance of Computerized Physician Order Entry”, was authored by Jane Metzger and Dr. David Classen of CSC, Dr. David Bates and Stuart Lipsitz, of Partners Healthcare, and Emily Welebob, a […]

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