Top 5 Trends in Telehealth

I’ve never been a big fan of prefixes. You’re either “anti” this or “pro” that, “under” or “over,” “pre” or “post.” And if Apple comes out with another “i-“ it’ll be all too soon! And here’s another one.  As we in healthcare IT move towards a technological future where universal access to medical records becomes…

Phishing: Don’t Get Hooked!

“Gone fishin.” It’s easy to let your mind wander as winter turns to spring and the sun extends that perfect invitation to get out of the office and forget about life for a while. And then you glance back at your computer screen. “Gone phishing.” Your spam folder is filled with get rich quick schemes,…

Baseball and Big Data

Can healthcare learn something from the national pastime? As a CMO and former CMIO, I’ve spent the better part of my professional life looking at numbers and trying to wrestle with the enigma that has come to be known as Population Health. As a 2017 article in HealthIT Analytics so aptly titled it, “population health…

The History of Healthcare Technology and the Evolution of EHR

You love it, you hate it, and you can’t live without it! Electronic Health Records. They are of course, a digital version of a patient’s paper chart. EHRs are real-time, patient-centered records that make information available instantly and securely to authorized users. That is, until you want to share that information outside your network. The ability (or inability!)…