Doug Dietzman
September 7, 2017 | 9:40 am

Hurricane Harvey, Helping Hands, and Health Information Exchange

Doug Dietzman Executive Director, Great Lakes Health Connect Two GLHC colleagues and I recently attended the Strategic Health Information Exchange Collaborative (SHIEC) annual meeting in Indianapolis, Indiana.  As a Board member of this national trade association of HIE organizations, I am proud of SHIEC’s growth in the past year.  The conference generated high energy and Read More

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