Guest Article: What EHR buyers and health IT vendors can learn from the Nashville market

Zach Watson over at Technology Advice.com wrote a nice piece on EHR Trends in Nashville. I’m not a big fan of “trends” articles because trends aren’t that important, the implications of those trends and how to operationalize the implications are most important. I enjoyed Zach’s article so I asked him to tell us what those trends mean for EHR buyers and health IT vendors writ large. Here’s what Zach said: ...

Guest Article: Secure message exchange using the Direct Protocol is not a myth, there really are people using it

I recently chaired a couple of conferences and my next HealthIMPACT event is coming up later this month in NYC. At each one of the events and many times a year via twitter and e-mail I am asked whether the Direct Project is successful, worth implementing in health IT projects, and if there are many people sending secure messages using Direct. To help answer these questions, I reached out to Rachel A. ...

HIMSS ’14 YourTurn is a conference customization option for unconference lovers

Events such as the annual HIMSS Conference take months to plan and properly execute which means that some topics and subject areas that are being covered at the conference might not be as timely as they could be. Also, event planners and selection committees choosing topics for keynotes and presentations do a pretty good job at picking the sessions they think will be the most widely applicable to a large audience. ...

Thoughts on HIT (technical) certifications vs. graduate degrees

These days I’ve been getting an increasing number of questions from some very smart readers of this blog about whether or not graduate degrees or technical (HIT-specific or otherwise) certifications are worth the effort. I’ve written a few posts recently on similar topics and those are worth reviewing: Check out these videos if you’re looking for healthcare IT jobs The realities of getting a job in healthcare IT How to get a job in healthcare IT when you don’t have specific experience My view on HIT (or other technical) certifications The last post in the list above goes into specific detail about what I think about certifications but I didn’t talk much about graduate degrees so I’ll elaborate a bit more on that here. ...

HIMSS13 debrief podcast with Gregg Masters, John Lynn, and Dr. Pat Salber

Following HiMSS13 in New Orleans I sat down last month in a BlogTalkRadio broadcast with Dr. Pat Salber (@DocWeighsIn @HealthTechHatch), Gregg Masters (@2healthguru @ACOwatch) and John Lynn (@techguy) with a ‘debrief’ of our key HIMSS13 take-aways as well as our latest venture, Influential Networks. I covered the following topics in the podcast: The HIMSS 13 cheerleading and “echo chamber” Are we moving faster with MU than the industry can really accomodate? ...