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30 Jul The Future of VistA: Community versus Congressionally Mandated Leadership

Future (fyū'chər) n. The indefinite time yet to come Something that will happen in time to come A prospective or expected condition, especially one considered with regard to growth, advancement, or development I appreciate Fred’s comments regarding my recent posting. Fred appropriately challenged me for describing...

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29 Jul Act III: VistA Will Find a Way

VistA (vĭs'tə) n. Abbreviation for "Veterans Health Information Systems and Technology Architecture" The integrated electronic health record that powers the largest health delivery organization in the United States (who still achieves the best clinical health outcomes of any care delivery organization in the US). The catalyst that...

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25 Jun Cease and Desist? How about Understand and Resist!

Desist (dĭ-sĭst') v. 1. To cease doing something; forbear. 2. To abandon, break off, discontinue, give up, leave off, quit, relinquish, remit, or stop. I have been following health care consumerism for several years now. Particularly, the "Direct Access" or "Direct To Consumer" laboratory testing market....

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28 May Mamma Mea (Culpa)! Ingenix Goes Open Source

Mea Culpa (mā'ə kŭl'pə) n. 1. An acknowledgment of a personal error or fault 2. A statement of acknowledgment expressing regret or asking pardon I have long been a big fan of Ingenix and their mission of using information analytics to help create value. They are an...

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15 May Going off the Grid – The Rise of "Direct Practice" Medicine

Grid (grĭd) n. Something resembling a framework of crisscrossed parallel bars, as in rigidity or organization An interconnected system for the distribution of electricity or electromagnetic signals over a wide area, especially a network of high-tension cables and power stations. The interconnected system employed by the Medico-Industrial...

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