From Opposition to Cooperation: Payers Join the Care Team

Back when I was in medical training a decade ago, patient rounds were usually conducted by a group composed entirely...

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The Healthcare ATM: Turning Transactions into Actions

At the Association of Medical Directors of Information Systems (AMDIS) Annual Physician-Computer Connection Symposium in June, one of the speakers...

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R-E-S-P-E-C-T: Ending Life with Dignity

End-of-life issues are difficult at best. When there are failures in the system that affect the care of a loved...

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Prescription for Success in Medications Management

By Gary Mooney, Healthcare Architect, InterSystems (UK) The safe and efficient management of medications continues to be a significant challenge...

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HIE ROI: DSRIP, ACO, PCMH, BPCI

Yep, I just did that. Acronyms and abbreviations are a fact of life in health information technology. It gets worse...

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Scanning the Garbage: Looking for Meaning in Mounds of Data

We all have different ways of interpreting the world around us. I tend to see things as visual metaphors. While...

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