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Dr. John H. Medical Doctor

Specialty: Emergency Medicine
Boston, Massachusetts
John D. Halamka, MD, MS, is Chief Information Officer of the CareGroup Health System, Chief Information Officer and Dean for Technology at Harvard Medical School, Chairman of the New England Health Electronic Data Interchange Network (NEHEN), CEO of MA-SHARE (the Regional Health Information... Full Bio
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Unity Farm Journal - Christmas at the Farm by Dr. John H. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy It’s Christmas Day on Unity Farm and the every creature has had extra attention, special meals, and new toys. What better gift for our livestock guardian dogs (Great Pyre ... Read on »
Present Future Tense by Dr. John H. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy I’m often asked by hedge funds, investors, and private equity firms to evaluate start ups based on their management savvy, product maturity, and business models. I’ve bee ... Read on »
Unity Farm Journal - Third Week of December 2014 by Dr. John H. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy On Sunday, December 21, 2014 astronomical winter begins in the Northern Hemisphere (and ends on March 19, 2015). All the animals and vegetables will be stressed for the n ... Read on »
The Argonaut Project Charter by Dr. John H. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Yesterday, a group of private sector stakeholders including athenahealth, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Cerner, Epic, Intermountain Health, Mayo Clinic, McKesson, ME ... Read on »
Unity Farm Journal - Second Week of December 2014 by Dr. John H. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy The reality of farming is that it creates dependency on the farmer - animals, plants, and infrastructure need to be supported 365 days a year.    This week, I had a failure ... Read on »
The December HIT Standards Committee by Dr. John H. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy The December HIT Standards Committee included a review of the draft Federal Health IT Strategic Plan , recommendations about identity management from the Transport and Secur ... Read on »
Unity Farm Journal - First Week of December 2014 by Dr. John H. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy As the snow falls and windy/moist winter weather envelops the farm, the work has become a combination of managing warmth, tending the vegetables in the hoop house, and ind ... Read on »
Kindling FHIR by Dr. John H. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Today, at the HL7 Policy Conference, Chuck Jaffe announced The Argonaut Project, an effort to accelerate Fast Health Interoperability Resources (FHIR) in response to the 201 ... Read on »
Unity Farm Journal - Thanksgiving 2014 by Dr. John H. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy As a vegan farmer in a vegetarian household,  I’m always asked some thoughtful Thanksgiving questions. “How do you serve Guinea Fowl?” This is a very challenging quest ... Read on »
Unity Farm Journal - Third Week of November 2014 by Dr. John H. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy The polar vortex has arrived at Unity Farm and it’s 20F.   All standing water has frozen and all outdoor plants have gone dormant.    The ducks are confused by their frozen ... Read on »
The November 2014 HIT Standards Committee by Dr. John H. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy The November HIT Standards Committee focused on “asynchronous bilateral cutover” - the compatibility of different CCDA payloads, healthcare IT that supports long term servic ... Read on »
Unity Farm Journal Second Week of November 2014 by Dr. John H. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy The mood at Unity Farm has been somber this week with the death of my father-in-law on Sunday.   He was a significant part of seasonal farm activities and was a kind of thir ... Read on »
Becoming the Oldest Living Generation by Dr. John H. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy My father in law died yesterday.   His final days were surrounded by family, without pain, and guided by his wishes.   He spent 1 day in the ICU, 1 day in a hospital ward, a ... Read on »
Dispatch from Europe by Dr. John H. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy I’ve been on the road for the past few days, describing the importance of patient and family engagement using mobile applications to healthcare leaders in Europe.   The ... Read on »
Unity Farm Journal - First Week of November 2014 by Dr. John H. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy When you’re a farmer, you’re often faced with the life, death, and sickness of those living things who depend on you. Recently, my father in law was diagnosed with a Stag ... Read on »
Unity Farm Journal - 5th Week of October 2014 by Dr. John H. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy One challenge of being a farmer is that the animals, plants and infrastructure need you 24x7x365.   This Fall, I’ve had to travel to China (last week) and will be in Europe ... Read on »
The Changes at ONC and Next Steps by Dr. John H. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy In 2014, there have been many changes at the Office of the National Coordinator. Although I do not have access to an organizational chart, I believe the leadership of ONC ... Read on »
Unity Farm Journal - 4th week of October, 2014 by Dr. John H. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy While I was in China at the beginning of the week, Kathy maintained the farm and all its activities.   To prepare for Monday’s night’s frost, she picked all the mushroom ... Read on »
Dispatch from China by Dr. John H. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy On Monday and Tuesday I met with government, industry, and academic stakeholders  in Qingdao and Shenzhen China to discuss healthcare technology,  patient empowerment, and p ... Read on »
Wikipedia and Facebook for Clinical Documentation by Dr. John H. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Over the past several years I’ve written about the inadequate state of clinical documentation, which is largely unchanged since the days of Osler , (except for a bit more st ... Read on »