Putting Emerging Technologies to the Test in a 12,000-Employee Hospital System
By Scott Kirsner, Editor
John Halamka is the very model of an early technology adopter. Blockchain, augmented reality, precision medicine, machine learning, digital identity, and credentialing—Halamka has tested its applications in healthcare and has an opinion. “My life has been devoted to the pursuit of innovation—attempting to embrace new ideas and new technologies before the path ahead is completely clear,” he writes on his blog, “Life as a Healthcare CIO” (founded way back in 2007.)
Halamka is not only Chief Information Officer for Boston’s Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, he is also the Dean for Technology at Harvard Medical School, Chair of the US Healthcare Information Technology Standards Panel, and a practicing emergency physician.... continued ...