Category Archives: Health Information Technology

Inspiring the U.S. Innovation Engine for Healthcare

I am on a plane returning from the annual HIMSS conference on health information technologies. As I watch the borderless states go by far below, I can see the lines and circles of our interstates and highways, which previous generations … Read more >

Waiting and Innovating for 21st Century Healthcare

I rushed home in crazy, foggy traffic Tuesday evening to see the President’s State of the Union address. I had left work hours earlier to head to a doctor’s appointment that had taken me four months of delay to get. … Read more >

Towards Accountable Care Cultures: Minding Our “Clinical Footprint”

If , while reading this blog, you have a medical emergency, please stop reading and dial 911 or go to a nearby emergency room. Because sometimes you just need help from a doctor or other medical professional. But what about … Read more >

The Hype and Hope of “mHealth”

Another day, another flyer arrives for a seminar on “mHealth.” One that showed up in my mailbox this week is typical: high-gloss images of mobile phones and heart signals, celebratory claims about how all of this will “revolutionize” healthcare, and … Read more >

EHRs: Healthy Relationships, Not Health Records

It’s been eleven years since my Intel colleague, John Sherry, and I first did some fieldwork studying physician practices and hospitals that were in the throes of choosing, installing, and/or experiencing EHRs (electronic health records) for the first time. Most … Read more >

My Opinion: E-Care Is Ethical, Effective, and Economical Care

I make it a general rule not to discuss Intel’s products in this blog, and in so doing, have erred on the side of rarely even mentioning our Intel® Health Guide. Which also means that I haven’t been able to … Read more >

Testimony to Senate Aging Committee: National e-Care Plan Needed Now

This week, almost 6 years to the day of giving similar testimony to the same Senate Special Subcommittee on Aging, I had the opportunity on behalf of the Continua Health Alliance ( to reflect on the persistent barriers that prevent … Read more >

“Think Big” as We Engage Patients & Families in a Healthcare System for the 21st Century

Next week is an “Eric Goes to Washington” adventure, where I have the honor of testifying before the Senate Special Committee on Aging about “aging-in-place” technologies and policies. I also have the great opportunity to testify before the Health IT … Read more >