Posts by Bill Burns
As we near the final phases of the HITECH Act in the coming months, I’m starting to see more and more news (and having first hand conversations) as to why this adoption curve is going so slowly—and how it’s really only the first step in providing greater access to clinical information.
In today’s hypercompetitive healthcare environments, driving cost control is paramount and healthcare providers, payers and vendors must reduce cost while increasing the quality of care. Patient-centric technologies are at the core of the solution. These technologies necessitate clinical integration using health information exchanges and associated components. Hitachi Clinical Repository (HCR) was created to address this [...]
Those of you who are regular readers of this blog will know Dave Wilson as a co-author for Storage STAT. Dave came from the hospital environment, so he really brings a valuable perspective that is customer-centric.
Having cleared the holidays and now firmly back at work, I finally have found some time to reflect on this year’s Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) meeting in Chicago.
I just returned from the Virginia HIMSS meeting, and let me tell you that meaningful use is front and center in everyone’s mind. For those unsure of how to leverage the term “meaningful use,” is it used to reference the Medicare and Medicaid EHR incentive programs, which provide a financial reward for the meaningful use [...]
When Congress promised physicians and hospitals last year billions of dollars in incentive payments if they adopted electronic health record (EHR) systems, it attached some proverbial strings called “meaningful use.”
Perhaps the tile of this post should really be titled “The cost of making diamonds from coal.” It’s rare that I will comment on another HDSer’s blog but my colleague Pete Gerr’s blog on Storage for the 31st Century got me thinking.
I have been asking a few folks what they think of the prospects for Apple recently release iPad in today’s Healthcare environments? Well most smile, a few chuckle but only for a minute and then they get a bit serious “You know Bill, You May Be on To Something”, They say. Perhaps they are just [...]
The next time you visit your physicians office you may leave with more than just a referral slip. Intel along with selected partners has begun rolling out branded versions of its Health Guide technology in the United Stated and Europe.
Yawn!!!! Yes I know the title is ever so dry but the topic is front and center as to what will be driving the care we receive over the next 50 years, even the smallest Healthcare environments are generating petabytes of information on each of us each year and what good are we getting from [...]