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May 23, 2019 | By Craig Joseph, MD

You Wanna Help? Stop Helping!

I recently attended the second annual KLAS Arch Collaborative meeting in Salt Lake City. If you’re not aware of the Arch Collaborative, it’s a group of hospitals, healthcare systems, and…

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May 13, 2019 | By Craig Joseph, MD

Solving the Last Mile Problem in Healthcare IT (Part 2)

In my last post, I described the Last Mile Problem in healthcare information technology (IT). To summarize: The Last Mile Problem originated with supply chain and delivery. It is relatively…

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April 25, 2019 | By Craig Joseph, MD

Solving the Last Mile Problem in Healthcare IT (Part 1)

I was recently speaking with a friend about a new endeavor that he is exploring, and he commented that no one has solved the Last Mile Problem – that’s what…

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April 11, 2019 | By Craig Joseph, MD

Sarcasm Will Only Get You So Far

Recently, WBUR posted an article about a parody Twitter account that satirizes one of the biggest electronic health record (EHR) software vendors: Epic. When the reporter reached out to Epic…

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March 28, 2019 | By Craig Joseph, MD

In Defense of the Maligned Dot Phrase

I’m a big fan of fellow pediatrician blogger Bryan Vartabedian’s 33 Charts. While I spent a few years at Texas Children’s Hospital, our paths never crossed, and that’s a shanda…

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March 14, 2019 | By Craig Joseph, MD

We Should Standardize Medical Standards

I recently read an article in the New York Times titled “The Joy of Standards: Life is a lot easier when you can plug in to any socket.” The authors…

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February 28, 2019 | By Craig Joseph, MD

The Secret to Excellent Medical Care (Hint: Painted Sneakers)

A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to attend the day-long CHIME CIO Forum that precedes the HIMSS conference in Orlando. It’s a great get-together; there is much hobnobbing…

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February 14, 2019 | By Craig Joseph, MD

Post-HIMSS Exhaustion Syndrome

You’re likely reading this on one of the last days of the HIMSS annual conference, or maybe just as it’s ended. If you attended HIMSS this year, you might be…

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January 31, 2019 | By Craig Joseph, MD

The Hidden Ingredient

I was recently at a presentation with the entire C-suite of the hospital in attendance. We were talking about technology and listening to a few vendors predict their future as…

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January 17, 2019 | By Craig Joseph, MD

That Darn Pendulum

I recently wrote about how I always try to follow the vendors’ recommendations when implementing healthcare information technology (HIT). I’ll summarize my thoughts in case you missed them: I want…

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