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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 - Second Week of October 2014 by Dr. John H. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Several important updates. Mint, one of our pregnant alpacas, had a false pregnancy.   Although she gained weight and had all the features of a pregnant camelid, she is n ... Read on »
The View from Underneath the Bus by Dr. John H. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy EHR causes Ebola!  EHRs hold data hostage in stovepiped legacy systems!  There is no interoperability in America! How many headlines have you seen over the past month tha ... Read on »
First Week of October 2014 by Dr. John H. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Mornings are dark, temperatures are dropping, rain is more frequent, the apples are ripe, and the fireplace is glowing with coals every night.   It’s Fall. Last weekend w ... Read on »
The Standards Committee Work Ahead by Dr. John H. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy On October 15, the Policy Committee and Standards Committee will meet to review the draft interoperability roadmap that will guide our work in the post Meaningful Use era. ... Read on »
Stakeholder’s Progress report for FHIR by Dr. John H. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy The following blog entry is a guest post from Grahame Grieve, creator of Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) "During the week of Sept 14th to 19th, HL7 held a ... Read on »
Unity Farm Journal - Fourth Week of September 2014 by Dr. John H. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy As we prepare for winter, we’re busy splitting wood, preparing the winter garlic beds, and finishing the building maintenance tasks for the cold and wet months ahead. We ... Read on »
You know Meaningful Use is Real When... by Dr. John H. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy My 83 year old father-in-law returned from a recent outpatient visit to his primary care provider with two customized handouts  - a transition of care summary detailing prob ... Read on »
Early Experiences with the iPhone 6 by Dr. John H. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy I’m truly not an “Apple fanboy”.   I’m a believer in “do-acracy”, rewarding people and companies that create useful products which save me time. I stay objective about ev ... Read on »
A Tale of Two Companies by Dr. John H. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy The Apple Store on September 19th at 7:00am  - the line on Boylston Street is over 1000 people long to purchase an iPhone 6. The Microsoft Store on September 19th ... Read on »
Unity Farm Journal - Third Week of September 2014 by Dr. John H. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Gluten free and Paleo diets seem to be the rage these days.    I prefer Michael Pollan’s advice - eat food, not so much, mostly vegetables.   It’s impossible for us to say i ... Read on »
The Path Forward for Query/Retrieve by Dr. John H. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy In 2009, I wrote about The Genius of the AND   in thinking about the different standards requirements of “Blue Button” versus "transitions of care".    We accepted CCR and C ... Read on »
Unity Farm Journal - Second Week of September 2014 by Dr. John H. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy As readers of my blog may have noticed from my infrequent posts, the past two weeks have been truly chaotic, filled with harvest and Fall planting activities during the tran ... Read on »
The September HIT Standards Committee by Dr. John H. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy The September HIT Standards Committee was one of the most important meetings in the history of the group.   We heard pivotal reports from the NWIN Power Team about Query/Res ... Read on »
The Apple Platform for Wellness Arrives by Dr. John H. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Today I’m sitting at the Flint Center in Cupertino where Steve Jobs introduced the first MacIntosh 30 years ago.  Who can forget the iconic commercial “why 1984 won’t be lik ... Read on »
New CMS rule allows flexibility in certified EHR technology for 2014 by Dr. John H. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Today is my one day of Summer vacation, enabled by the large number of people taking a long labor day weekend. Some things are worth interrupting your vacation. This ... Read on »
Unity Farm Journal - 4th week of August 2014 by Dr. John H. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Over the past week, the combination of rain and cool Fall-like temperatures caused our 165 shitake logs to fruit, resulting in over 50 pounds of fresh mushrooms.   We inocul ... Read on »
The August HIT Standards Committee by Dr. John H. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy The August HIT Standards Committee focused on the work ahead to accelerate interoperability.   It’s no longer about Meaningful Use, it’s about Meaningful healthcare informat ... Read on »
The End of a Busy Week by Dr. John H. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Luckily, all my ducks are in a row Read on »
Unity Farm Journal - Third Week of August 2014 by Dr. John H. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy As a doctor for over 20 years, I’ve learned how to treat critical healthcare issues.   As a father, son, and husband I’ve learned how to support my own family through injury ... Read on »
The Meaningful Use Stage 2 Finish Line by Dr. John H. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Hospitals across the country have until September 30 to complete their 2014 reporting period for Meaningful Use Stage 2. Recently Ashish Jha and Julia Adler-Milstein publ ... Read on »