Wil Yu | October 5, 2010
As the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) carries out its mission toward a goal of nationwide achievement of meaningful use, I am mindful that we are also working toward a greater vision of improved individual and population health outcomes – a vision of a high performance learning health care system that leverages health information and technology, while protecting privacy and confidentiality, and encourages an infrastructure for robust care delivery and technology innovation.Read Full Post.
Aaron McKethan | September 2, 2010
The Beacon Community program seeks to demonstrate how health IT-enabled improvements in health care quality, efficiency, and population health are possible, sustainable, and replicable in diverse communities across America. The program includes average three-year awards of $15 million to diverse communities with above-average electronic health record adoption rates and, in most cases, experience with information exchange. Collaborations of leaders from each of the 15 Beacon Communities that were awarded back in May have been busy operationalizing and implementing their health IT-enabled innovations that can support new ways of coordinating and streamlining health care and,Read Full Post.
Peter Garrett | August 27, 2010
As Dr. David Blumenthal, National Coordinator for Health IT, wrote in recent blog, health IT is a team effort – one that requires different players working together toward the common goals of increased coordination, quality, safety, and efficiency in our health care system.Read Full Post.
Chitra Mohla | August 25, 2010
The HITECH Act is about more than putting computers on the desks of physicians nationwide. It’s about using health information technology (IT) to improve the safety, quality, and effectiveness of our health care system. That takes more than computers. It takes qualified, trained people who are willing to work together toward that goal.Read Full Post.
Dr. David Blumenthal | August 13, 2010
Health IT is a team effort. The whole point is to increase communication and coordination among the different players in the health care system. You just can’t go it alone in this field.
The good news is that, when you have a solid plan and a worthy objective, lots of talented people want to join the team and contribute to the effort.