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Steve Beller Doctor of Philosophy

Specialty: Clinical Psychology
Croton On Hudson, New York
I'm the Founder and CEO/President of National Health Data Systems, Inc., a company providing breakthrough health information technologies (http://www.nhds/com). I'm also a licensed clinical psychologist, researcher, writer, consultant, futurist, inventor, and software architect. In addition to... Full Bio
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Small Independent Practices - Big Transformative Potential by Steve Beller Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy A post by Dr. John Brady titled My oasis of care is being threatened examined the dilemma small practices are now facing. Should they become extinct, being consumed by large ... Read on »
Dealing with EHR Dissatisfaction (Part 5) by Steve Beller Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy This post is a continuation; Part 1 is at this link . In this post, I describe a examine the question: When it comes to EHRs, whose satisfaction is important? Someone ... Read on »
Dealing with EHR Dissatisfaction (Part 4) by Steve Beller Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy This post is a continuation; Part 1 is at this link. In this post, I describe a vision of an ideal EHR system that can developed today. Based on the complaints ab ... Read on »
Dealing with EHR Dissatisfaction (Part 3) by Steve Beller Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy This post is a continuation; Part 1 is at this link. In this post, I discuss what's needed to make EHRs more satisfactory and answer questions about my claims. I ... Read on »
Dealing with EHR Dissatisfaction (Part 2) by Steve Beller Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy This post is a continuation; Part 1 is at this link . The next issue turned to who should ultimately control a patient's data. Should it be the patient (patient acces ... Read on »
Dealing with EHR Dissatisfaction (Part 1) by Steve Beller Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy For the past few days, I’ve been involved in a very good conversation at LinkedIn HIMSS titled: Can we turn EHR dissatisfaction around? Here’s a comment from person th ... Read on »
Should "Value" Be the New Mantra in Health Care? by Steve Beller Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy On  the Commonwealth Fund blog at this link is a new post titled: "Should "Value" Be the New Mantra in Health Care?"   This is good to see! I began blogging about th ... Read on »
Reluctance of nursing homes to give residents copies of their medical records by Steve Beller Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Patients and nursing home residents have a legal right to obtain copies of most portions of their medical records. Yet at least some nursing homes are very reluctant to give ... Read on »
Disruptive Innovation in Health IT: A Path to Acceptance (Part 8) by Steve Beller Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy In this eighth post of the series on disruptive health IT ( see this link to start from beginning), I examine a key element that EHRs systems need, and a EHR good companion ... Read on »
Disruptive Innovation in Health IT: A Path to Acceptance (Part 7) by Steve Beller Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy In this seventh post of the series on disruptive technology ( see this link ) to start from beginning), I describe the technical capabilities of whole product “companion app ... Read on »
Disruptive Innovation in Health IT: A Path to Acceptance (Part 6) by Steve Beller Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy In this sixth post of the series on disruptive technology ( see this link  to start from beginning), I will present an overview of the capabilities and deficiencies of today ... Read on »
Disruptive Innovation in Health IT: A Path to Acceptance (Part 5) by Steve Beller Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy First a brief update: In my absence from this blog for the past six months, I’ve been busy participating as a committed member in four Federal health IT workgroups; developi ... Read on »
Disruptive Innovation in Health IT: A Path to Acceptance (Part 4) by Steve Beller Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy In this fourth post of the series ( see this link to start from beginning), I discuss my eye-opening experience volunteering for the technical workgroup of ONC’s (Office of ... Read on »
Disruptive Innovation in Health IT: A Path to Acceptance (Part 3) by Steve Beller Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy In my previous posts ( see this link for the first post in this series), I discussed the nature of a disruptive innovation, as well as my joy — and grief — with the ONC’s D ... Read on »
Defining a Rational Healthcare Value Network by Steve Beller Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy A value network is a marketing concept that describes the social and technical resources (supply chain) within and between businesses. They account for the overall worth of ... Read on »
Disruptive Innovation in Health IT: A Path to Acceptance (Part 2) by Steve Beller Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy In my previous post , I defined what disruptive innovation is and why it's important to healthcare transformation. I will now discuss my experiences over the past year wit ... Read on »
Disruptive Innovation in Health IT: A Path to Acceptance (Part 1) by Steve Beller Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy In this next series of posts, I’m going to focus on my experiences with introducing disruptive innovation in health information technology (HIT). I trust you'll find these d ... Read on »
ONC’s Direct Project: In Defense of Simplicity by Steve Beller Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Over the past year or so, I’ve been deeply involved in various Federal gov’t health IT initiatives, including the Direct Project and Query Health . This is first time, I be ... Read on »
Data->Information->Knowledge: Formula for improving healthcare by Steve Beller Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy As a clinician, health IT architect and computational model-builder, I’ve been focused for the past three decades on how to use health IT to transform data into information ... Read on »
Understanding Patient Centered Medical Homes and Accountable Care Organizations: Part 1 of 2 by Steve Beller Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy I’ve been blogging about patient centered medical homes (PCMHs) for the past five years and accountable care organizations (ACOs) for the past two years. In this post, I dis ... Read on »