Category: Surveillance


No (useful) innovation without EMR integration

A recent Health IT News article highlighted John Halamka, MD, CIO of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and his discussion of the need for personalized treatment plans. Halamka suggests we must integrate care planning and clinical pathways tools with...

Liberate applications with API-based EMR integration

If you build it, will they come? But, there was a problem. One that virtually all clinical applications face. The calculator, built as a web-based application, did not integrate with Epic, the electronic medical record (EMR) used at Cleveland...

Interoperability in healthcare and zero-sum thinking

There has been a lot of ink spilled in the last few years about the problem of interoperability in healthcare. Put simply, we struggle to connect various Health IT systems to each other in effective and user-friendly ways. This...