Repeal and Replace: It’s Complicated

April 7, 2017

This past February, the President announced that the delivery of healthcare to America’s 300 million residents embraced more complexity than he previously realized. Only a few days before, at the annual HIMSS conference in Orlando, …

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Watson, Come Here I Need You

April 27, 2011
Top of old UK telephone booth

Watson’s success on Jeopardy! demonstrates the capabilities of computers to store and retrieve medical knowledge at the point of care, thereby freeing clinician minds from the unnecessary burden of recalling facts.

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Failure is Not an Option

January 22, 2011
Space shuttle just after launch ignition

Effective use of information technology to reduce medical errors requires identifying the cause of the medical errors and the clinical transformation—the change in how we clinically do something—that reduces the probability of the error occurring.

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Raison d’Être

January 7, 2010
Blackboard with writing

The raison d’être of health IT includes four key items: 1) enhance patient safety, 2) improve quality of care, 3) foster greater accessibility, and 4) facilitate a reduction in medical costs.

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Is It Time to Play NICE?

July 21, 2009
Calculator on an open book

Much of the resistance to healthcare reform in Congress and beyond is based on cost concerns. Perhaps the success of healthcare reform is dependent upon the ability of comparative effectiveness research to show the way to cost savings that can fund the reform.

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