January 12, 2011
Are you a C-level hospital executive going to HIMSS this year? If so, what should you be asking of vendors while youre here? Short answer: nothing!
December 30, 2010
What will be the big news stories in HIT for 2011? Im sticking my proverbial neck out with the following predictions:
December 1, 2010
Just finished a fascinating book that I heartily recommend to all CIOs: "Hamlet's Blackberry," by William Powers. It's a fascinating review of how this ubiquitous digital world threatens to take over our lives:
November 15, 2010
Healthland just announced the appointment of a new CEO: Ms. Angie Franks, former VP of Sales & Marketing. Angie is a real pro in the business: over 20 years of feet on the street for vendors, including Lawson, probably the powerhouse in the ERP space, now that Oracle gobbled up PeopleSoft. Weve worked with Angie a bunch over the past few years, since Healthland (previously known as Dairyland) is one of the major players in small hospital system selections.
October 26, 2010
My apologies to readers who lamented my last blog entry that failed to knock a vendor product. This one will tick them off even more: two bits of good news on two vendor revenue cycle products, both overturning my long-held skepticism:
August 25, 2010
Most people in the HIT business know about Healthquest, McKessons aging mainframe product line, which as roots back to Medipac (COBOL/VSAM) in the halcyon 70s. And many know about their aging Star and Series products, both born in the minicomputer revolution of the 80s, and growing a little long in the tooth today. But how many people know that McKesson now has a fully modern replacement for all three of these aging products?