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  • Briefing Congress on health IT innovation

    Paul Black
    September 16, 2016

    This week I testified before the United States House of Representatives. It was an honor to represent the healthcare IT industry and share how innovations are driving efficiencies and improvements. Here are excerpts from that testimony: Despite some bumps in the road, as can be expected in times of change, there have been huge leaps forward in our industry in recent years that never would have happened had Congress not provided the impetus for ubiquitous adoption of electronic health records (EHRs). Read more…

  • Briefing Congress on the importance of interoperability

    Stephen Nuckolls
    June 16, 2016

    Editor’s note: On June 7, 2016, Allscripts client Stephen Nuckolls, CEO of Coastal Carolina Health Care (New Bern, North Carolina, U.S.A.), was a panelist at a Congressional briefing on interoperability hosted by the EHR Association. This blog post shares some of his comments at the briefing, which covered successes and areas for improvement with health information technology. It’s an honor to share with Congress a first-hand account of how we’ve used electronic health records (EHRs) Read more…

  • Achieving the promise of health IT: Stop information blocking and data bullying

    Paul Black
    July 30, 2015

    Editor’s Note: On July 23, 2015 Paul Black testified before the Senate Committee on Health Education Labor and Pensions, to share his thoughts about how to advance health data exchange. This post is the third in a three-part series that will address aspects of interoperability: 1) overcoming barriers 2) financial motivation and standards, and 3) information blocking. An important consideration for information liquidity are the physician practices (small and large) and Read more…

  • Achieving the promise of health IT: 8 barriers to interoperability we must overcome

    Paul Black
    July 27, 2015

    Editor’s Note: On July 23, 2015 Paul Black testified before the Senate Committee on Health Education Labor and Pensions, to share his thoughts about how to advance health data exchange. This post is the first in a three-part series that will address aspects of interoperability: 1) overcoming barriers, 2) financial motivation and standards, and 3) information blocking. Interoperability is of great concern to us, as more independent doctors use our software to treat patients than Read more…

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