Whither meaningful use of the certified, interoperable EHR?

Paul Roemer asks: Have you ever been a part of a successful launch of a national IT system that:  required a hundred thousand or so implementations of a parochial system? has been designed by 400 vendors? had 400 applications based on their own standards? has had to transport different versions of health records in and […]

Blawg Review Bucket List Tour Hits Beantown

"Ed." — the anonymous editor of Blawg Review — is on the road again. Criss-crossing the continent, Ed. has been popping up here and there.  Follow his peregrinations via @blawgreview on twitter and at Blawg Review.  Jay Shepherd (@jayshep), Chris Mirabile (@cmirabile) and I responded to Ed.'s last-minute tweetup call to "get gruntled" last night […]

HITECH Act security breach rules now effective; federales give a six-month pass. Now's the time to kick compliance efforts into high gear

Two key Son of HIPAA rules mandated by the HITECH Act are now effective.  Both the FTC and HHS have finalized their security breach notification requirements and have assured the regulated community that they have six months to get their collective houses in order. Please take the time to peruse both the HHS Son of […]

David Harlow quoted on retail clinics' future direction in Supermarket News

The future of retail clinics was the subject of a recent article in Supermarket News.  In speaking with managing editor Christina Veiders, I noted that there is a real need to diversify the services offered by retail clinics — in whatever the setting — and partner with established health care brands (e.g., local health systems), […]

Paul Grundy, MD, Patient-Centered Medical Home champion, speaks with David Harlow about the model and the challenges and opportunities ahead

Dr. Paul Grundy is on a mission — a mission to promote the patient-centered medical home model that he has been instrumental in developing and rolling out, in his dual role as Director of Healthcare, Technology and Strategic initiatives for IBM Global Wellbeing Services and Health Benefits, and President of the Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative.  […]