Category Archives: Health IT

Why Medical Device Integration Now…Why is this so interesting?

by: John R. Zaleski, Ph.D., CPHIMS More than half of U.S. hospitals and health systems are planning to purchase and implement a medical device integration (MDI) solution. This is quite a difference from, say, five years ago. There are a number … Continue reading

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Optimizing for the Acceptable: Managing Design in a Complex Socio-Technical System

For Father’s Day, my parents, my wife and kids all went to my in-laws house for brunch. Ah, the glories of brunch let me siiiinnnnggg your praises (AAAHHHH AAAAAHHH AAAAHHHH!!!), you a nuanced blend of breakfast and lunch, sweets and … Continue reading

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Medical Device Integration: Adoption, Application & Challenges: An Interview with John Zaleski, PhD, CPHIMS

Editor’s Note: This is the second of a two-part interview. The first installment can be found here. “We are a long way from universal interoperability of medical devices, where a device operates as easily and freely as plugging in a … Continue reading

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Medical Device Integration: Growth, Trends & Challenges: An Interview with John Zaleski, PhD, CPHIMS

Editor’s Note: This is the first of a two-part interview. “Medical device data collection has increasingly become a part of the fabric of health IT system deployment,” writes John Zaleski, PhD, CPHIMS, in his new book Connected Medical Devices: Integrating … Continue reading

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Delivering a Reliable and High-Quality Experience with Health IT

by: Eileen Haggerty, sr. director, enterprise business operations, NetScout  Healthcare organizations depend on technology 24/7. When it comes to health services and treatment, every second of delay is critical and can be the difference between life and death.

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The Mainstreaming of Medical Device Integration

Medical device integration (MDI) is a solutions-based process by which data from myriad medical devices are captured and integrated into an end-point system, such as an electronic health record. Proponents of MDI say that such solutions reduce data errors; save … Continue reading

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HIMSS15 Physician Faculty: Addressing Both High Tech and High Touch of Health IT

At the HIMSS15, peer-reviewed educational sessions occur in both Pre-Conference and General Education programs.  In the pre-conference education program, we are pleased to offer 10 symposia and 2 workshops.  And for general education programming, we offer 16 concurrent sessions across … Continue reading

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The Value of Interoperability Testing and Certification

by Amit Trivedi, ICSA Labs Why another certification program? In 2013, at the IHE North American Connectathon, IHE USA and ICSA Labs announced a new testing and certification program focused on interoperability and leveraging IHE Profiles or technical specifications.

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Workarounds & Wake-up Calls: What They Tell Us about Your Organization’s UX

In all parts of our lives there are processes don’t always fit every situation and tools that don’t always work as they should. So we invent workarounds. We all do this every day. I had one all figured out last … Continue reading

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CMS Signals Change to 2015 Meaningful Use Reporting Period

This week has seen an incredible amount of activity on the health IT front. I was pleased to see the blog post from Patrick Conway, MD, MSc, Deputy Administrator for Innovation & Quality, and Chief Medical Officer, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid … Continue reading

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