From The Editor

  1. The Problem With Consumerism In Healthcare
    4/1/2015

    Many industry leaders championed a free market approach to healthcare during the 12th Annual World Health Care Congress last week. Here are a few key reasons why I don’t think this model is “the fix” our industry so desperately needs.

  2. Is Technology To Blame For Physician Burnout?
    2/13/2015

    According to a recent Medscape survey, 46% of physicians say they are burned out. How much is the drive towards health IT adoption contributing to this epidemic?

  3. The ONC’s Olive Branch
    2/4/2015

    Just when the Meaningful Use program was on life support, the ONC makes two key announcements that seem to have healthcare leaders rallying around the program (and the organization) once again.

  4. The Future Of Healthcare Depends On Price Transparency
    1/28/2015

    A new Harris Poll suggests cost fears keep many people from visiting the doctor even if they are insured. This telling data is yet another illustration of the need for price transparency in healthcare.

  5. HIMSS15 Provides Both Clarity & Confusion
    1/24/2015

    Interoperability and Population Health Management were once again the hottest topics at the health IT industry’s largest conference. The event helped to clarify efforts in one of these areas while muddling the messages delivered in the other.

  6. Medical Practices Strive To Regain Patient Focus With IT
    11/18/2014

    This year’s MGMA (Medical Group Management Association) conference featured a ton of great technology solutions, but the medical practices in attendance only seemed interested in those that would allow them to return their focus back to patient care.

  7. Financial And Clinical Worlds Unite At ANI 2014
    7/15/2014

    This year’s HFMA (Healthcare Financial Management Association) ANI (Annual National Institute) conference went beyond ICD-10 to show a growing harmonization between financial and clinical teams in an effort to address a variety of reimbursement challenges.

  8. Making Health Data Hurricane-Proof
    5/21/2014

    Hurricane season is nearly upon us. Here’s 5 tips that can help ensure your health data can stand up to any storm.

  9. Stirring The Health IT Pot
    4/16/2014

    In this, my 200th opinion column for Health IT Outcomes, I take a look back at some of the most controversial articles I’ve written to date and the valuable responses they have generated from our readers.

  10. The Quest For Evidence At HIMSS14
    3/5/2014

    A clear sense of urgency to gather actionable health data that improves care and cuts costs was on display at this year’s HIMSS conference. Here are a few of my key observations and takeaways from the event.