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Where are the chances for change in health care – top-down or bottom-up?

By Andy Oram
October 11, 2013

Everyone seems to agree that health care is the next big industry waiting to be disrupted. But who will force that change on a massive system full of conservative players? Three possibilities present themselves: Top-down change: from the US government …

Four short links: 3 January 2013

By Nat Torkington
January 3, 2013

Community Memory (Wired) — In the early 1970s, Efrem Lipkin, Mark Szpakowski and Lee Felsenstein set up a series of these terminals around San Francisco and Berkeley, providing access to an electronic bulletin board housed by a XDS-940 mainframe computer. …

Commerce Weekly: More brands throw in with Merchant Customer Exchange

By Jenn Webb
October 4, 2012

Here are the commerce stories that caught my eye this week. MCX’s mobile payment vision draws in more big names The Merchant Customer Exchange (MCX) got a boost this week as several more big brands joined the mobile payments network. …

Five elements of reform that health providers would rather not hear about

By Andy Oram
August 9, 2012

The quantum leap we need in patient care requires a complete overhaul of record-keeping and health IT. Leaders of the health care field know this and have been urging the changes on health care providers for years, but the providers …

The state of Health Information Exchange in Massachusetts

By Nate Osit
June 21, 2012

Although health information exchange should be identified as a process, having the structures and organizations to facilitate exchange is a challenge facing health care. A recent conference articulated these issues, and presented clear plans on how Massachusetts is addressing them.

How the federal government helps health care standards evolve

By Andy Oram
June 20, 2012

In this interview, Federal Health Architecture director Dr. Lauren Thompson discusses the state of health information exchange.

Principles of patient access in Directed Exchange

By Fred Trotter
May 6, 2012

In this digital world, health data that's 36-hours old can only be analyzed as a post-mortem. Health data that's 30-days old is already rotting.

Principles of patient access in Directed Exchange

By Fred Trotter
May 6, 2012

In this digital world, health data that's 36-hours old can only be analyzed as a post-mortem. Health data that's 30-days old is already rotting.

The Direct Project in action

The Direct Project in action
By Fred Trotter
February 24, 2012

Jim Langabeer, CEO of Greater Houston Healthconnect, discusses the implementation goals and hurdles related to a Direct Project pilot program.

The Direct Project in action

By Fred Trotter
February 24, 2012

Jim Langabeer, CEO of Greater Houston Healthconnect, discusses the implementation goals and hurdles related to a Direct Project pilot program.

Report from HIMSS 2012: toward interoperability and openness

By Andy Oram
February 23, 2012

Two key pillars of the Stage 2 announcement are requirements to use the Direct for data exchange and HL7's consolidated CDA for the format.

Building the health information infrastructure for the modern epatient

By Alex Howard
February 21, 2012

The National Coordinator for Health IT, Dr. Farzad Mostashari, discusses patient empowerment, data access and ownership, and other important trends in healthcare.

Building the health information infrastructure for the modern epatient

By Alex Howard
February 21, 2012

The National Coordinator for Health IT, Dr. Farzad Mostashari, discusses patient empowerment, data access and ownership, and other important trends in healthcare.

Small Massachusetts HIT conference returns to big issues in health care

By Andy Oram
February 6, 2012

The real reason hospitals haven't joined health information exchanges, and other reports from the Massachusetts Heath Data Consortium's annual conference.

Four short links: 16 January 2012

By Nat Torkington
January 16, 2012

Computational Science Stack Exchange -- q+a site for data-intensive computation-heavy science. (via Gael Varoquaux) An Open Letter to our Customers, Past and Future (Luma Labs) -- a reminder that poor patent examination hurts innovative startups working in physical goods, just as much as with digital goods. Javascript Performance (Steve Souders) -- JavaScript is typically the #1 place to look...

Four short links: 12 May 2011

By Nat Torkington
May 12, 2011

Telsta Scores Patent Win over Amazon (ZDNet) -- The delegate of the Commissioner of Patents, Ed Knock, found this week that Amazon's 1-click buy facility "lacks novelty [and] an inventive step", making Amazon's claim unpatentable. The Final Answer for What To Do To Prevent Piracy (Jeff Vogel) -- His advice is to do the minimum to encourage people to...

Report from HIMMS Health IT conference: toward interoperability and openness

By Andy Oram
March 4, 2010

The U.S. has a mobile population, bringing their aches and pains to a plethora of institutions and small providers. That's why health care needs interoperability. Furthermore, despite superb medical research, we desperately need to share more information and crunch it in creative new ways. That's why health care needs openness.

Inside Exchange Server 2010: A First Look

By William Stanek
December 1, 2009

William here, talking about my new book Exchange Server 2010 Administrator's Pocket Consultant. This book is designed to be a concise and compulsively usable resource for Exchange Server 2010 administrators. Exchange Server 2010 Administrator's Pocket Consultant covers everything you need...


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