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Short audio interviews on issues of interest to physicians involved in healthcare IT and management systems in hospital health system settings. From evolving EHR components to e-Prescribing – there is something of interest to everyone.

 

Recent Episodes

Episode #48: AMA and HIMSS HIPAA Privacy & Security Podcast

(Produced by the AMA and HIMSS) Listen to Dr. Salvatore Volpe, a physician in solo practice, and Adam Greene, an attorney in Washington DC and former regulator at the US Department of Health and Human Services, where he was responsible for determining how HIPAA rules apply to health information technologies, discuss HIPAA Privacy and Security Rule requirements, information on patient portals, and whether Certified EHR technology can be HIPAA compliant.

Posted: 05/02/2016

Episode #47: Health Information Technology to Transform Care in Multicultural Communities

Dr. Garth Graham, MD, MPH, President of the Aetna Foundation addresses the digital divide and how health IT can make a difference in underserved populations. Dr. Graham was one of the keynote speakers at the first annual NHIT Collaborative for the Underserved Conference held during National Health IT Week in Washington DC. The goal of the Collaborative is to discuss how health information technology can be used to transform care in multicultural communities.

Posted: 11/19/2014

Episode #46: The Nuts and Bolts of Achieving HIPAA Security Rule Compliance through Effective Risk Assessment

Dr. Salvatore Volpe, a solo physician practitioner, and Lee Kim, BS, JD, Director, Privacy and Security, with HIMSS, discuss risk assessments, which will not only help your organization achieve compliance with the HIPAA Security Rule, but also, help improve its security posture and mitigate risks.

Posted: 02/01/2014

Episode #45: Driving HIE Adoption with Independent Practice Physicians

Dr. C. Christopher Pittman shares his experiences with physician-led healthcare information exchange (HIE) in Florida and strategies to drive HIE adoption. This interview was conducted by Dr. Douglas Dew, Chief of Staff for Flagler Hospital in Florida.

Posted: 04/19/2012

Episode #44: HIMSS Davies Award Program: Writing a Winning Application

Since 1994, the HIMSS Davies Awards of Excellence has recognized outstanding achievement in the implementation and value from health information technology, specifically EHRs. In this episode, Dr. Eric Hartz, acts as moderator and guest and is joined by Dr. Daniel Griffin and Mr. Greg Wolverton as they discuss the Davies application process, why organizations should apply and tips for writing a winning application.

Posted: 04/17/2012

Episode #43: Stories of Success

Dr. Louis H. Diamond, President, Quality in Health Care (QHC) Advisory Group, provides an overview of the HIMSS Stories of Success project. Through a case study format, this project recognizes healthcare organizations that have leveraged HIT to support the Joint Commission Safety Goals, the National Quality Strategy and the National Priorities Partnership recommendations. Stories of Success is co-sponsored by the American Society for Quality (ASQ), National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) and National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF).

Posted: 01/20/2012

Episode #42: Leveraging Healthcare Intelligence to Improve Outcomes

Dr. Daniel Rosenthal, an Internist and Director of Healthcare Intelligence at Inova Health System and Clinical Instructor at George Washington University, shares his perspective on healthcare intelligence.

Posted: 12/16/2011

Episode #41: The Legal Implications of Mobile Medical Applications

Dr. Marlowe Schaeffer-Polk, attorney, physician and founder of Medlawguard, and Mr. John Steinbach, Chief Technical Officer and co-founder of Medlawguard, a healthcare risk mitigation firm, discuss the recent Draft Guidance on Mobile Medical Applications.

Posted: 11/16/2011

Episode #40: ICD-10 Risk Mitigation

Dr. Joe Nichols, Principal for Health Data Consulting, explores the physician’s role in ICD-10 implementation and shares sage advice on what physicians need to know to be ready for a successful rollout. This interview was conducted by Juliet Santos, MSN, CCRN, FNP-BC, Sr. Director of HIMSS Business Centered Systems and the Medical Banking Project.

Posted: 10/21/2011

Episode #39: Clinical Informatics Certification

Dr. Charles Safran, Chief of Clinical Informatics at Harvard Medical Faculty Physicians at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, discusses the recent addition of Clinical Informatics as a sub-specialty of the American Board of Preventive Medicine (ABPM). Dr. Safran provides the past and current situation of Clinical Informatics Certification and shares his perspective on what this means for clinicians going forward.

Posted: 10/20/2011

Episode #38: Physician Documentation - the Move from Paper to Electronic

Dr. Paul Manicone, Associate Chief in the Division of Pediatric Hospital Medicine at Children's National Medical Center and Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the George Washington University Medical Center, provides insightful tips on how to make the most of electronic physician notes and shares his research findings when comparing paper documentation to electronic documentation. This interview was conducted by Dr. Brian Jacobs, Vice President and Chief Medical Information Officer and Executive Director of the Center for Pediatric Informatics at Children's National Medical Center.

Posted: 09/22/2011

Episode #37: CPOE and Risk Stratification

Dr. C. William Hanson III, Chief Medical Information Officer and Vice President of the University of Pennsylvania Health System, discusses real-time risk scoring approaches using electronic data and rules-based analytics versus alternative algorithms. This interview was conducted by Dr. Jack Varga, Physician Informaticist, Veterans Health Administration.

Posted: 08/18/2011

Episode #36: A Retrospective and Prospective Review: Physician Community and Medical Informatics

Dr. Howard Landa, Chief Medical Information Officer at Alameda County Medical Center; Pediatric Urologist and Director of Medical Informatics for Hawaii Permanente; and incoming chair of the HIMSS/AMDIS Physician Leadership Committee, discusses the future activities that the Physician Leadership Committee will focus on for the year, as well as a look at the evolution of medical informatics.

Posted: 07/05/2011

Episode #35: Learning from HIT Failures

Dr. Larry Ozeran, Physician Informaticist, addresses several different types of health care information technology (HIT) failures and points out the most common ones. Dr. Ozeran also provides several ways to minimize the risk of HIT failure. This interview was conducted by Dr. Geeta Nayar, Principal Medical Officer at Vangent.

Posted: 06/16/2011

Episode #34: Impact of ARRA Incentives and EHR Adoption

Dr. Larry Ozeran, Physician Informaticist, highlights the impacts of American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) incentives on electronic health record (EHR) adoption. Dr. Ozeran discusses factors to think about before making the strategic decision to obtain an EHR, even if providers don’t qualify for incentives. He also gives his perspective on how ARRA incentives could be modified and what the vendor community can contribute to better support adoption. Dr. Ozeran provided more detailed comments on the challenges in the ARRA incentives in his response to the ONC Health IT Strategic Plan for 2011-2015, here: www.healthit.gov/buzz-blog/from-the-onc-desk/hit-strat-plan/. The document is quite lengthy and Dr. Ozeran posted three responses. Once on the page, search for "Ozeran" (Ctrl-F in most browsers) and view the May 4, 2011 comment. This interview was conducted by Dr. Geeta Nayar, Principal Medical Officer at Vangent.

Posted: 05/13/2011

Episode #33: Healthcare Information Exchange (HIE) in a Community Based Setting

Dr. Todd Rowland, Executive Director at HealthLINC HIE, provides an overview of how HIE can help community based physicians. Dr. Rowland addresses the importance of office managers in HIE adoption and tactics to increase adoption of EMR and HIE technologies by rural healthcare providers. Listen to this podcast to learn ways to use data standards to enhance revenue cycles and how to obtain optimal use of federal dollars to obtain meaningful use of EMR and HIE technologies. Dr. Rowland also provides his insight on ingredients to ensure that technology helps providers improve direct patient care and investments that should be made by the private and public sector to ensure that this more widespread. This interview was conducted by Dr. Jack Varga, Physician Informaticist, Veterans Health Administration.

Posted: 04/05/2011

Episode #32: Electronic Health Record Implementation

Dr. Geeta Nayyar, Principal Medical Officer at Vangent provides her expertise on implementing electronic health records (EHRs). Listen to this podcast to learn essential components of a successful implementation and the future of healthcare technology 2012 and beyond. This interview was conducted by Jack Varga, MD, MHSA, CPHIMS, FHIMSS, Physician Informaticist, Veterans Health Administration, Washington, DC.

Posted: 02/28/2011

Episode #31: Quality 101

Dr. Louis H. Diamond, Vice President and Medical Director at Thomson Reuters Healthcare and President, Performance Excellence Associates discusses Quality 101 including the basic framework and building blocks of quality measurement. Dr. Diamond speaks to the National Quality Measurement Enterprise and the evolution, development and adoption of measures for public reporting. Dr. Diamond helps you understand how meaningful use under ARRA intersects with quality measurement and improvement. The interview was conducted by Pam Brewer, Coordinator, Healthcare Information Systems, HIMSS.

Posted: 01/31/2011

Episode #30: ICD-10

Dr. Glen Mitchell, Chief Medical Officer at Sisters of Mercy Health System in St. Louis, discusses the transition from ICD-9 to ICD-10. The United States has put off this migration a few times before, but this time it looks certain that we begin to use this improved system in 2013. The changes are far-reaching enough that it will take that long to successfully perform the planning and execution needed for success. Dr. Mitchell addresses the benefits of ICD-10 and steps that should be taken for efficient and effective implementation of this new disease and procedure coding process. The interview was conducted by Dr. Kevin W. McEnery, Associate Division Head and Board Certified Diagnostic Radiologist at the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, TX.

Posted: 01/30/2011

Episode #29: National Priorities Partnership

Dr. Louis H. Diamond, Vice President and Medical Director at Thomson Reuters Healthcare and President, Performance Excellence Associates provides an overview of the National Priorities Partnership (NPP). Convened by the National Quality Forum, the NPP has a vision for world-class, affordable health care and transformation of the US health care system.

Posted: 10/14/2010

Episode #28: CPOE and Hospital Mortality Rates

Dr. Christopher Longhurst, a board-certified hospitalist at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital (LPCH) and Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the Stanford University School of Medicine, discusses the association between CPOE and hospital mortality rates. In 2003, a white paper from the Institute for Healthcare Improvement identified remarkable variability in standardized mortality rates across US hospitals. Seven years later, Dr. Longhurst and fellow physicians published a peer-reviewed paper showing that their computerized physician order entry (CPOE) rollout was significantly associated with decreased mortality rates.

Posted: 10/12/2010

Episode #26: Association of Medical Directors of Information Systems (AMDIS)

Dr. William Bria, shares the history of AMDIS, benefits of membership and information on the 19th Annual Physician-Computer Connection Symposium, July 14-16th at the Ojai Valley Inn, Ojai, CA. Dr. Bria currently serves as the Chief Medical Information Officer (CMIO) for Shriners Hospitals for Children, a 22-hospital health system headquartered in Tampa, Fl.

Posted: 07/01/2010

Episode #24: Training the Allied Health Professional

Dr. Barry Newman, an expert in the medical education of allied health professionals, shares his thoughts on how physicians can ease the transition to electronic health records. The Consortia for Education, ARRA HITECH Section 3016, states that the purpose of this grant proposal is to establish or expand health IT education programs. Learn why this is so important and why physicians should reach out to educational institutions and make their preferences known. The interview was conducted by Jack Varga, MD, MHSA, CPHIMS, FHIMSS, Physician Informaticist, Veterans Health Administration, Washington, DC.

Posted: 06/29/2010

Episode #23: Red Flags Rule - Purpose, Requirements and Compliance in Healthcare

Dr. Marlowe Schaeffer-Polk, attorney, physician and founder of Medlawguard, and Mr. John Steinbach, CPHIMS and co-founder of Medlawguard, a healthcare risk mitigation firm, bring their practical experience and extensive training to the subject of the Federal Red Flags Rule in healthcare. What is the Red Flags Rule? Who must comply? How does it relate to HIPAA? You'll know all of this and more after you listen.

Posted: 06/18/2010

Episode #22: Management Engineering and Process Improvement (ME-PI) Toolkit

Ms. Pauline Hogan, Performance Improvement Engineer with Franciscan Skemp-Mayo Health System in La Crosse, Wisconsin and Chair of the ME-PI Tools and Topics Work Group provides an overview of the ME-PI Toolkit. Learn the meaning of management engineering and process improvement and the role they play in ambulatory practices and hospital settings. Ms. Hogan shares how the ME-PI Community began and discusses some of the more than 200 tools that would be of interest to physicians. The interview was conducted by Jack Varga, MD, MHSA, CPHIMS, FHIMSS, Physician Informaticist, Veterans Health Administration, Washington, DC.

Posted: 05/20/2010

Episode #21: The HIE Ready Community

Lynn Witherspoon, MD, System Vice President and Chief Medical Information Officer for the Ochsner Health System, discusses the critical challenges faced by physicians in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in 2005, how far they have progressed in breaking down silos within the stakeholder community, and what he sees in the future for Louisiana's Healthcare Information Exchange.

Posted: 03/25/2010

Episode #20: The HIE Ready Community - Part 1 of 2

Lynn Witherspoon, MD, System Vice President and Chief Medical Information Officer for the Ochsner Health System, discusses the critical challenges faced by physicians in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in 2005, how far they have progressed in breaking down silos within the stakeholder community, and what he sees in the future for Louisiana's Healthcare Information Exchange.

Posted: 03/24/2010

Episode #19: Auto-ID and Bar Coding - What's Now, What's New and What's Coming

Mr. Ned Simpson, HIMSS Life Fellow, past HIMSS Chairman and a Principal at CSC Consulting, shares his expertise in the field of Auto-ID and Bar Coding and discusses top-of-mind healthcare IT issues related to HITECH and Meaningful Use, benefits of this technology, breakthroughs in this area and what the future holds. Mr. Simpson established and for many years chaired the HIMSS Auto-ID and Bar Code Task Force.

Posted: 03/23/2010

Episode #18: Going Mobile in a Hospital Setting

Michael Blum, MD, cardiologist, Professor of Medicine and CMIO at University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center, and Seth Bokser, MD, pediatric hospitalist, Assistant Clinical Professor, and Medical Director for IT at UCSF Children’s Hospital, share the implementation process and benefits of mobile technology in a hospital setting. This discussion covers the importance of mobile solutions, care processes, clinician workflows, the Mobility Ecosystem and the challenges associated with mobile technology. The interview was conducted by Jack Varga, MD, MHSA, CPHIMS, FHIMSS, Physician Informaticist, Veterans Health Administration, Washington, DC.

Posted: 12/15/2009

Episode #17: EHR Usability - The What, Why and How of Applying Usability to EHR Design

Robert M. Schumacher, PhD, Managing Director at User Centric, Inc., a leading global user research firm, and Lyle Berkowitz, MD, Medical Director of Clinical Information Systems for Northwestern Memorial Physicians Group, discuss how EHR usability impacts EHR adoption. Topics include the "paper paradigm," why and how physicians and vendors need to re-think the design process, factors to consider, and how to fine-tune current EHRs. Hear their thoughts on the white paper created by the HIMSS EHR Usability Task Force (reporting to the HIMSS Enterprise Information Systems Steering Committee): "Defining and Testing EMR Usability: Principles and Proposed Methods of EMR Usability Evaluation and Rating." The interview is moderated by Steve Arnold, CMO of Virginia Premier Health Plan and Chair of the HIMSS/AMDIS Physician Community.

Posted: 11/12/2009

Episode #16: The Health Record Banking Model

Jack Varga, MD, physician informaticist and consultant to federal agencies, provides an overview of Health Record Banking. Emulating commercial banking and described as a central repository, the health record banking service provides a private and secure location for each person to store his/her medical records from all sources via a deposit/withdrawal process. Learn about this patient-centric approach, privacy and security issues and current pilot projects. Please visit http://www.healthbanking.org/ to learn more. The interview is moderated by Linda Christmann, MD, a member of the HIMSS/AMDIS Physician Community Leadership Committee.

Posted: 09/21/2009

Episode #15: TIGER Initiative - Technology Informatics Guiding Education Reform

Joyce Sensmeier, MS, RN-BC, CPHIMS, FHIMSS Vice President, Informatics at HIMSS, discusses the Technology Informatics Guiding Education Reform (TIGER) initiative which aims to enable practicing nurses and nursing students to fully engage in the unfolding digital electronic era in healthcare. The purpose of the initiative is to identify information/knowledge management best practices and effective technology capabilities for nurses. Learn about why TIGER was created, organizations involved, accomplishments to date and future plans.

Posted: 07/02/2009

Episode #14: Complexities of e-Prescribing: Physician and Pharmacist Viewpoints

Patricia Hale, MD, PhD, Deputy Director, Office of Health Information Technology Transformation New York State Department of Health, Albany, NY and Mr. Kevin Marvin, RPh, Principal, Kevin Marvin Consulting LLC, Burlington, VT discuss e-Prescribing from several perspectives including physician, pharmacist and patient. Physicians and pharmacists have unique challenges in implementing and using e-Prescribing effectively and Dr. Hale and Mr. Marvin speak to these differences and offer suggestions on how to overcome them through careful project planning and collaboration. They also provide valuable insight on patient issues that will arise during the transition to e-prescribing and how to deal effectively with patient education and communication. They also provide a wealth of information on available resources to assist in your implementation. The interview was conducted by Pam Brewer, Coordinator, HIS, HIMSS.

Posted: 06/02/2009

Episode #13: The "Meaningful EHR": Insight from the HIMSS Davies Awards of Excellence

Eric Hartz, MD, CMIO at Eastern Maine Medical Center (EMMC), and Catherine Bruno, FACHE, Vice President and CIO at Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems, join us for a discussion about implementing a "meaningful EHR." EMMC was the recipient of the 2008 Nicholas E. Davies Organizational Award of Excellence. Dr. Hartz and Ms. Bruno provide valuable and candid insight into key components of a large-scale successful EHR implementation including project management, communication, leadership and lessons learned. Learn about the significant benefits their organization has realized from their EHR. The interview was conducted by Pam Brewer, Coordinator, HIS, HIMSS.

Posted: 05/27/2009

Episode #12: An Overview of the GRADE System (Grades of Recommendation, Assessment, Development, and Evaluation)

Gordon Guyatt, MD, MSc, is a physician and Professor of Clinical Epidemiology & Biostatistics and of Medicine at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario. Dr. Guyatt has been a leading exponent of evidence-based approaches to clinical practice, having coined the term “evidence-based medicine” in 1990. He has published over 650 peer-reviewed articles in medical journals and has also written extensively on health care policy in the popular press. In this podcast, he provides information on the sequential assessment of the quality of evidence, followed by assessment of the balance between benefits versus downsides and subsequent judgment about the strength of recommendations.

Posted: 05/26/2009

Episode #11: An Overview of Public Health Informatics

Dr. Ray Aller, Senior Physician and Director of the Automated Disease Surveillance Section of the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, provides an overview of Public Health Informatics. Utilizing his deep public health background, he provides an historical perspective on Public Health. He also offers suggestions on how clinicians can do a better job of protecting the public's health using informatics. The interview was conducted by William F. Bria, MD, Chief Medical Information Officer, Shriners Hospital for Children, and Chair of the HIMSS/AMDIS Physician Community.

Posted: 05/19/2009

Episode #10: Achieving EHR Excellence, Deriving Value: HIMSS Nicholas E. Davies Award of Excellence

This is the first in a series of Davies Award podcasts. David Collins, HIMSS Director, Healthcare Information Systems, is responsible for the oversight of the four Nicholas E. Davies Awards. In this podcast, Mr. Collins provides an overview of this nationally coveted Awards program, including purpose, benefits, and program value, highly relevant for the industry's new emphasis on the meaningful use of EHRs.

Posted: 05/18/2009

Episode #8: One-on-One with William Bria, MD, CMIO, Shriners Hospitals for Children System

Dr. Bria has been a leader in applied medical informatics for over 25 years. He was selected as one of Modern Healthcare’s 50 Most Powerful Physician Executives in 2008. He currently serves as chairman of the Association of Medical Directors of Information Systems (AMDIS) Board and chair of the AMDIS/HIMSS Physician Community. Dr. Bria discusses his career in medical informatics and the role that HIT plays at Shriners Hospitals for Children System. He shares background on the collaboration between AMDIS and HIMSS and current Physician Community projects. Learn about the annual AMDIS Physician Computer Connection and their major focus in the coming year. The interview was conducted by Jack Varga, MD, MHSA, CPHIMS, FHIMSS, Physician Informaticist, Veterans Health Administration, Washington, DC.

Posted: 02/10/2009

Episode #7: Electronic Prescribing - Ready, Set, Help!

Patricia L. Hale, MD, PhD, FACP, Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at New York Medical College and Deputy Director of the Office of Health Information Technology Transformation, New York State Department of Health, discusses the recent focus on and interest in e-prescribing. Dr. Hale is also the author of the book, Electronic Prescribing for the Medical Practice: Everything You Wanted to Know but Were Afraid to Ask. She addresses the current state of implementation, the advantages of electronic prescribing, and stand-alone e-prescribing versus a full EHR. She provides an overview of the various incentives and multitude of resources available to physicians considering adoption. Dr. Hale also suggests ways to overcome some of the challenges practices may face when implementing an electronic prescribing system. The interview was conducted by William F. Bria, MD, Chief Medical Information Officer, Shriners Hospital for Children, and Chair of the HIMSS/AMDIS Physician Community.

Posted: 12/18/2008

Episode #6: Medical Informatics: An Executive Primer

Ken Ong, MD, Director, Clinical Information Systems, North Shore - Long Island Jewish Health System discusses pearls from several chapters in the HIMSS 2007 Book of the Year titled Medical Informatics: An Executive Primer. Dr. Ong addresses what the CMIO should do to get an organization ready for implementation of an electronic health record; the role of the CMIO in helping to prevent the failure of an HIT project; and his thoughts on how the results of the recent presidential election may change the landscape of healthcare as it relates to the EHR. The interview was conducted by William F. Bria, MD, Chief Medical Information Officer, Shriners Hospital for Children, and Chair of the HIMSS/AMDIS Physician Community.

Posted: 11/14/2008

Episode #5: The Importance of the CIO/CMIO Relationship

Lac Van Tran, MD, CIO, and Julio C. Silva, MD, CMIO at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, discuss the benefits of a strong partnership between the CIO and CMIO of a medical facility. They share how their collaboration has enabled more effective medical informatics education, technology implementation and integration in the clinical practice and the migration from a paper-based environment to an automated environment. The interview was conducted by William F. Bria, MD, Chief Medical Information Officer, Shriners Hospital for Children, and Chair of the HIMSS/AMDIS Physician Community.

Posted: 10/23/2008

Episode #4: Automated Adverse Event Detection

Dr. David C. Stockwell, Medical Director of Patient Safety and Dr. Brian Jacobs, CMIO ;at Children's National Hospital in Washington, DC discuss their innovative Automated Adverse Event Detection Consortium and it use in early or near "real-time" capture, analysis and prevention of adverse patient events. The interview was conducted by Dr. William F. Bria, Chief Medical Information Officer, Shriners Hospital for Children, and Chair of the HIMSS/AMDIS Physician Community.

Posted: 09/15/2008

Episode #3: Using Business Intelligence to Support Better Patient Care

Dr. George Reynolds, CMIO and pediatric intensivist at Children’s Hospital of Omaha, discusses the hospital’s visionary approach clinical decision support that uses business intelligence and clinical analytics to support better patient care. The interview was conducted by Dr. William F. Bria, Chief Medical Information Officer, Shriners Hospital for Children, and Chair of the HIMSS/AMDIS Physician Community.

Posted: 08/20/2008

Episode #2: Medical Documentation in Advance of CPOE

From the University of California San Francisco, Dr. Michael Blum, CMIO, and Dr. Russell Cucina, Associate Medical Director of IT, discuss UCSF’s employment of clinical documentation in advance of computerized practitioner order entry (CPOE). Dr. Blum and Cucina describe the initial requirements, success criteria, challenges and lessons learned of establishing clinical documentation prior to CPOE. The interview is conducted by Dr. William F. Bria, Chief Medical Information Officer, Shriners Hospital for Children, and Chair of the HIMSS/AMDIS Physician Community.

Posted: 07/24/2008

Episode #1: Dr. C. Martin Harris on the “Google-Cleveland Clinic Story”

In this 14-minute inaugural interview, C. Martin Harris, MD, MBA, FHIMSS, provides a description of the “Google-Cleveland Clinic Story,” a joint program that gives patients control over their electronic health records. This new service, according to Dr. Harris, “provides the opportunity of relieving them (patients) of being their own medical librarians.” Dr. Harris, Chief Information Officer and Chairman, IT Division of the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, describes how the program works, and the myriad benefits to both patients and healthcare providers.

Posted: 07/08/2008