Never one to mince words, John Halamka, MD, CIO of Boston’s Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center issued a wide-ranging call to action for healthcare information technology, including electronic health records, big data and analytics, cloud and mobility solutions.

Delivering the opening address at a pre-conference symposium entitled “Are We There Yet? Health Information Technology’s Report Card,” Halamka declared that the Meaningful Use program has “run its course” and that the healthcare industry must move away from the EHR Incentive Programs to outcomes based payment models for clinicians and hospitals while embracing new reimbursement approaches.

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