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...]

Web APIs: The Answer to Interoperability?

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Unlocking information sharing

This week marks the last week of tax season! Luckily, for me, filing taxes has always been a pretty simple task. I gather all of my necessary paperwork and within a matter of hours I am able to file … [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...]

Looking for the Golden Fleece in 2016: JASON, FHIR, and the Argonaut Project

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Welcome to 2016. Let’s jump right into the FHIR! In the January 4 Acumen blog post Terry Ketchersid mentioned Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) as a 2016 product to “keep your eye on.” … [Read more...]

2016: Looking Back, Looking Forward

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The holidays are behind us and we are off to a great start in 2016. I am sure you have each enjoyed your lucky New Year’s Day meal and have made several resolutions, which hopefully will come to … [Read more...]