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Interoperability is Not A Problem for Technology - It is A Problem for Data and Outcomes

by Andrew White  |  January 5, 2018

Not to invite criticism, and as an honest attempt to improve understanding, I wanted to call out what I would argue is a weakness or gap in understanding.  I saw...

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2016 Healthcare Security - The Breach Goes on

by Jack Santos  |  February 9, 2017

This is my 7th year of analyzing healthcare breaches reported to HHS.  This has become a tradition, and I don't profess it to be an exacting science - some rather...

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What is Wrong with Interoperability (in healthcare)?

by Andrew White  |  September 30, 2016

I have to put the tired old record on....so here we go.... Interoperability (we need to argue what we mean by this term) cannot work effectively if organizations only focus...

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Getting down to Business with Practical Metrics in Healthcare IT

by Andrew White  |  August 29, 2016

I noted a healthcare article last week that caught my eye: HIT Thing Why matching patient IDs is a critical challenge.  In a nutshell: ' "[T]he Office of the National...

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Health IT: Information Governance Needs Focus on (Business, or Patient) Value

by Andrew White  |  June 16, 2016

For a second time in a week I was drawn to a Health Data Management article that warranted a blog.  On June 13th I blogged Healthcare IT: When Integration is...

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Looking at Health IT: when integration isn't enough

by Andrew White  |  June 13, 2016

I really liked the article by the Fred Bazzoli, editor in chief at Health Data Management.  The article, titled "Why EHR implementation is only half the battle", explains succinctly that...

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Healthcare Industry Awash with Integration but little Meaningful Data

by Andrew White  |  June 3, 2016

I had a wry smile on my face when I read this article today: Data Integration Continues to Bedevil Healthcare Industry.  I felt I knew where the article was coming...

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2015 Healthcare Breach Trends. The Wild West of Healthcare Data.

by Jack Santos  |  January 7, 2016

This is my 6th year of analyzing healthcare breaches reported to HHS.  This has become a tradition, and I don't profess it to be an exacting science - some rather...

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Standards, a Standard! My Business for a (healthcare) Standard!

by Andrew White  |  October 19, 2015

You recognize the title of this blog as you have heard it (likely) many times in the past, in reference to a horse.  Of course, the next line in the...

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Medical Codes that Matter: "Burn due to water skis on fire"

by Andrew White  |  October 14, 2015

There was a short Opinion piece in today's US print edition of the Wall Street Journal.  The pieces, "Where you Struck by a Duck", was written by Dr. Petralla, a...

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