Columns.

  • Natural Language Processing (NLP) and Auto-Indexing in Healthcare – Brief
    July 12, 2016

    Dr. Hartzband discusses the use of auto-indexing and NLP in health care applications and their value to community health centers.

  • Report from the Field – HIMSS 2016
    April 1, 2016

    A synopsis of key themes and Dr. Hartzband’s perspective on issues raised at 2016 HIMSS Annual Conference & Exhibition, held February 29 – March 4, 2016 in Las Vegas, NV.

  • ANALYTICS for Health Centers, Part 1
    December 9, 2014

    Read Dr. Hartzband insight on analytic systems innovations and trends for Community Health Centers.

  • Report from the Field – HIMSS 2014
    March 14, 2014

    Read Dr. Hartzabnd’s insight and reflection on the annual HIMSS Conference and Exhibit,  held this year  in Orlando, FL on February 23rd-26

  • Federal Agencies eEnable Healthcare
    July 25, 2013

    In a new “technology in focus” article, columnist Neal Neuberger looks at the finer details of the sources, objectives and availability of  HIT program and funding initiatives.

  • Patient Disengagement, and what we can do about it
    June 19, 2013

    As we enter the second half of the year, many of the long-anticipated provisions of the ACA are set to begin. In just a few months, starting October 2013, the health insurance marketplace open enrollment period will start, with coverage beginning in January 2014. Simultaneously, many of the consumer-oriented provisions of Meaningful Use Stage 2 are being implemented and deployed.

  • Seen, Heard & Missed at HIMSS13
    April 1, 2013

    I arrived at the HIMSS13 Conference (March 3-5 2013) with a unique perspective this year; having serving as an abstract reviewer for the Meaningful Use and HIE presentation tracks I had an inside view on what was yet to come.

  • Health Information Exchange? ACOs? Analytics? What’s it all about?
    February 12, 2013

    Community health centers have gotten considerably more complex – both clinically and operationally – in the past 5 or so years.

  • Report from the Field: NACHC’s FOM-IT Conference (December 2012)
    December 1, 2012

    The National Association of Community Health Centers Financial, Operations Management and Information Technology (FOM-IT) Conference took place on November 12-14, 2012 in Las Vegas, NV.As a technologist, this conference is always interesting for me, as it allows me to see what topics are of interest and significance to the health center community.

  • HEALTH INFORMATION EXCHANGE: Making It Work for CHCs
    July 6, 2012

    Simply stated, Health Information Exchange (HIE) is the electronic transfer of health care information across organizations within a community, health care delivery system, or geographic region, with the objectives of improving quality and reducing cost.