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Comments to ONC: PCAST HIT Report Becomes a Political Piñata

The PCAST Report on Health IT has become a political piñata.  Early Feedback on PCAST  Like many of my colleagues, I was taken aback by the release of the Report in early December 2010 — I didn’t know quite what to make of it. Response in the first week of release was:  Limited. The first commentaries were primarily by technical and/or clinical […]

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Verizon Abandoning Walled Garden Network & Business Model: Implications for Healthcare

Wha…?  why are we talking about Verizon…isn’t is a healthcare blog? When a major, multinational company does a complete turnaround on its operating and business model, it’s worth noting and examining the reasons behind the switch. Wireless Week reported on a presentation made at the CTIA conference this week by Verizon COO, Lowell McAdam: In a nod […]

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Digital Medical Office of the Future Conference. Las Vegas, Sept. 9-10

CLICK HERE FOR THE CONFERENCE WEBSITE Healthcare providers face critical choices in selecting and implementing Electronic Health Records (EHRs). In addition, physicians and hospitals will need to develop the capacity to exchange clinical information in order to meet Meaningful Use requirements. This program will offer detailed and practical information on EHR selection and implementation, as […]

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Is HITECH Working? #4: While most attention has been focused on demand side incentives (will doctors and hospitals buy EHRs?), the supply (vendor) side of HIT is already transforming.

by Vince Kuraitis JD, MBA and David C. Kibbe MD, MBA Most of the press coverage and attention to HITECH has been to the “buy” side of the market:  The central question here has been: “Will doctors and hospitals buy and use EHR technology?” Meanwhile — and much more quietly — the sell (vendor) side of the […]

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Complimentary Health 2.0 Webinar on EMRs, Meaningful Use, and Clinical Groupware

Tomorrow, March 30, 1 pm EST (archived version also will be available). More information and registration here. I’m honored to be a guest presenter, along with collaborators Lyle Berkowitz MD, Brian Klepper PhD, and Matthew Holt.   Tags: clinical groupware, EMR, health 2.0, meaningful use

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Complimentary Webinar: Introduction to Clinical Groupware and the Clinical Groupware Collaborative

BrightTALK is sponsoring a complimentary Electronic Health Record Summit this Tuesday, October 20, 2009. David C. Kibbe MD, MBA and I will be presenting “Introduction to Clinical Groupware and the Clinical Groupware Collaborative” Clinical groupware is a new and evolving model for the development and deployment of health information technology (HIT) platforms and applications having the […]

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Meeting Announcement: “Introduction to the Clinical Groupware Collaborative”

by Steve Adams, CEO, RMD Networks and Acting President, Clinical Groupware Collaborative   I’m writing to extend a warm personal invitation to learn more about the Clinical Groupware Collaborative (CGC).  To-date, purely through word-of-mouth over 40 companies have expressed interest in the CGC, and we expect that you’ll be hearing a lot more about us over […]

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What’s a Network Industry? Is Healthcare One?

This post is a foundational overview of characteristics of network industries.  Much of the terminology will deserve deeper discussion, but we have to start somewhere. In his book The Economics of Network Industries, Professor Oz Shy lists four characteristics of network industries. The main characteristics of these markets which distinguish them from the market for grain, dairy products, apples, and […]

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“Meaningful Use” Criteria as a Unifying Force

by Vince Kuraitis, Steve Adams, and David C. Kibbe MD, MBA Over the past several years, many diverse initiatives have arisen offering partial solutions to systemic problems in the U.S. health care non-system.  We see Meaningful Use Criteria recommended by the HIT Policy Committee as a unifying force for these previously disparate initiatives. These initiatives have included: Patient […]

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