By William Hersh MD – I always use my last posting of the year to this blog to reflect on the year past. As I have noted each year, this blog started at the time of a major transformation for the informatics field, namely the HITECH Act.
By William Hersh MD – My recent posting describing my updated study of the health IT workforce shows that this is a great time to work in operational health IT and informatics settings.
By William Hersh MD – Exactly 20 years ago, I organized a panel at the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) Annual Symposium that attracted so large an audience that the crowd spilled out of the room into the hallway.
By William Hersh MD – The era of meaningful use came to a relatively quiet end this summer with the release of the Final Inpatient Prospective Payment Systems rule by CMS this past August.
By William Hersh MD – A new analysis of the healthcare IT workforce indicates that as hospitals and health systems continue to adopt EHRs and other forms of IT, as many as 19,852 to 153,114 more full-time equivalent personnel may be required.
By William Hersh MD – The last few years have been challenging for the EHR. While the HITECH Act succeeded in transitioning the US healthcare system mostly away from paper, the resulting electronic systems created a number of new problems.
By William Hersh MD – Over the last decade, I have had the fortunate opportunity to be involved in two efforts to develop widely available curricular resources in health information technology and data science.
By William Hersh MD – Last year I gave some thought before deciding to participate in the Portland March for Science. It was not that I am afraid to express my political views, but rather I had some hesitation about politicizing science.
By William Hersh MD – The National Institutes of Health, the premiere biomedical research organization in the US (and the world), has issued a Request for Information that solicits input for their draft Strategic Plan for Data Science.
By William Hersh – Readers of this blog know that although I believe that formal recognition of physicians through board certification is great for our field and those who work in it.
By William Hersh MD – As longtime readers of this blog know, I always end each year with an annual reflection on the year past. I did this in the first year of the blog of 2009, and have done it every year since.
By William Hersh MD – The news that Vanderbilt University Medical Center, home to one of the most esteemed academic informatics programs in the country, is replacing its collection of home-grown and commercial EHR systems with Epic shows that the era of the home-grown academic EHR is coming to a close.
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