I felt compelled to write a few paragraphs about the most recent Leapfrog report that just came out on CPOE systems (full report right here on healthsystemcio.com), and their failure in repeated testing to catch a vast preponderance of errors that they should have caught. Leapfrog revealed that it had tested CPOE systems at 214 […]
I just returned from a weekend with my family at Cedar Point Amusement Park in Sandusky, OH (the “roller coaster capital of the world”). While we certainly had fun taking in all the coasters, I couldn’t help but think about health IT (I know, what can I say, I need a life!). What really struck […]
As we enter the era of Meaningful Use, we are truly seeing an increased realization of the central role that IT plays in provider strategic planning. Happily, we are also starting see recognition from many corners of healthcare organizations of the wisdom of making targeted, shrewd, IT investments as down payments on organizations’ futures. And […]
2014 may seem pretty far away. However, it is closer than one may think, and it is the year where the “health insurance exchange” piece of the recently-enacted Health Care Reform act will come into being. These exchanges are meant to provide a “one-stop shopping” option for people who are not able to get insurance through their employers to compare options for purchasing insurance on their own.
With the seismic changes taking place in the health IT landscape these days, it becomes more important than ever for health IT leaders to be able to gauge whether their most critical business partners are going to be able to be there for them – three, five, or even ten years down the road. At […]