Silver Bullet
July 10, 2017 | 9:10 am

Overcoming the “Silver Bullet” Myth in Health IT

To state the blatantly obvious, the transformation from volume based care to value based care in the U.S. healthcare system is HARD work. Reimagining a system requires the cooperation from patients, providers, payers, and politicians. This is the very definition of “Big Hairy Audacious Goal”1. The rapid rate of advancement in health IT technology plays Read More

June 5, 2017 | 9:09 am

Looking Back, Moving Forward, Staying True

July 5, 2017 By Doug Dietzman, GLHC Executive Director Summer is upon us – FINALLY!  I’m sure that many of you have plans to get outside to enjoy the warmer weather, use some of that vacation time, and get re-energized for the fall.  I believe that these times of rest are important.  Our bodies need Read More

Buzzwords are everywhere!
March 9, 2017 | 1:00 pm

HIMSS17 Reflections and the “Buzzword of the Year”

It has already been over a week since HIMSS17, the largest annual educational and networking conference for health IT professionals in the world. Most of the wrap-up articles, value summaries, criticisms, and other assorted postmortem blog posts have already been written, shared, and forgotten. My goal of submitting daily blog entries from Orlando went out Read More

February 3, 2017 | 8:21 am

Fake News in Health Information Exchange – Part 1

Fake News, once referred to as “yellow journalism”, emphasizes sensationalism over substance. It’s nothing new and has probably been around since cave men carved the first painting on their living room wall. This was a big issue during the 2016 U.S. Presidential election. Fake news stories about the candidates proliferated on the internet, with little Read More

December 9, 2016 | 10:28 am

Walking Our Talk – GLHC Gives Back

The tagline used in promoting Great Lakes Health Connect (GLHC) is “Creating Care-Connected Communities”. From a business perspective, this statement speaks to the company’s commitment to leveraging information technology to tangibly improve the delivery, outcomes, and costs of healthcare. This idea is core to our company culture and identity. As our Executive Director, Doug Dietzman, Read More

December 8, 2016 | 8:00 am

Happy Holidays from GLHC

The holiday season brings with it a sense of reflection.  What are we thankful for?  What has the last year brought?  What are our hopes for the coming year? First, I am thankful for those who have participated with and supported us this past year.  Thank you, thank you, thank you!  GLHC exists because of Read More