HIMSS 2017: Big Data, Healthcare IT and the Future of Patient Care

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Big ideas from big data

When it’s big enough, an event itself can be Big Data. Bring together over 40,000 attendees and over 1,200 leading vendors and the topics presented and discussed serve to spell out the current trends … [Read more...]

Health IT: The Dawning of Millennial Healthcare

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A new dawn

My daily news routine includes listening to NPR during my morning commute and clicking on my iPhone “News” app at least once or twice during the day. Recently online news headlines have started with, … [Read more...]

Great Expectations: Health IT in 2017

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Happy New Year! To get our Acumen blog off to a value-based start we asked health IT (HIT) experts to give us their perspective on HIT progress in 2016 and hopes for 2017. Please enjoy these 2016 … [Read more...]

National Health IT Week

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Tilt-a-Whirl at the County Fair

I grew up in a small farming town in northwest Florida. We were fond of saying we were from LA, by which we meant Lower Alabama. Small town life was pretty quiet, so the annual county fair week was an … [Read more...]

Health IT in 2016: Save the Dates

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Important dates to know

The day after the Super Bowl is always a tough one. According to a 2008 report, over 1.5 million workers will call in sick today, and millions more will be late. Perhaps it’s the 325 million gallons … [Read more...]

We Aren’t There Yet: Health IT (HIT) Shortcomings in 2016

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This past weekend my husband Frank and I watched Matt Damon in The Martian. The movie invokes just enough current technology, NASA, and space station scenes to make travel to Mars seem realistic. It … [Read more...]

From APM to VBP: Do you know your HIT Lingo?

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How hip are you to textspeak? GM had me stumped for quite a while. I kept receiving emails that started with the greeting “GM” and I had no idea who GM was. After 50 emails it finally occurred to me … [Read more...]