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Blockchain & Healthcare: Has the Killer App Arrived?

Everywhere I look in healthcare technology I’m seeing claims that blockchain technology is the silver bullet. We are being told that distributed ledgers will solve all the pain points found in interoperability and soon data will flow like the mighty Mississippi...

Blockchain & Healthcare: Has the Killer App Arrived?

MIPS and EHR Certification: Most Asked Question

The most common question I receive from EHR vendors regarding certification is this: “What is the deadline for providers to begin using 2015 Certified EHR Technology (CEHRT)?” The answer is, “It all depends”. Here is the issue: Background: CEHRT was required for...

MIPS and EHR Certification: Most Asked Question

Pending Health IT Certification Deadline: Hell to Pay

The certification of healthcare technology has been around since 2006 when the Certification Commission for Healthcare Information Technology (CCHIT) launched a voluntary program designed to test the ability of products to meet certain functional requirements. Jump...

Pending Health IT Certification Deadline: Hell to Pay

Long Data at HIMSS 2018

We are just a couple of weeks away from the annual HIMSS conference and I will be looking for trends not on “big data” but “long data”. By that I mean blockchain technology. HIMSS states “Blockchain is revolutionizing the way health information is managed,...

Long Data at HIMSS 2018

Death of the Middleman: Healthcare & Blockchain

I’ve seen it twice before. Some new technology drops out of the sky and within a few years we are living in a different world. First, we witnessed the rise of the personal computer. In the early days it was only the nerds who saw it coming and naysayers were...

Death of the Middleman: Healthcare & Blockchain