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Dan Haley

Dan Haley

SVP and General Counsel

Dan Haley

Meaningful Use: When the Exemption Becomes the Norm

by Dan Haley, SVP and General Counsel

Providers trying to keep up with the recent twists and turns of the federal Meaningful Use (MU) program could be forgiven an inclination to the proverbial long walk off a short pier. In the latest round of semi-insanity, CMS finally published the modified MU Stage 2 rule in October 2015, which is intended to apply to... 2015. In a rare mass coupling of stakeholder lions and lambs, provider groups and health IT vendor organizations alike rose up in unison and declared, in so many words, "Dude! That's just nuts."

December 28, 2015|Categories: Healthcare Policy and Reform, Meaningful Use

Dan Haley

Sometimes Breaking Up Isn’t That Hard To Do

by Dan Haley, SVP and General Counsel

This week resigned from the Electronic Health Records Association (EHRA), the trade association that ostensibly represents the collective interests of the EHR industry in the many Washington, D.C.-based policy debates that impact EHR vendors and, by extension, their care provider clients.

April 22, 2014|Categories: All Things EMR, Healthcare Policy and Reform

Dan Haley

3 Takeaways from HIMSS 2014 — Policy and Otherwise

by Dan Haley, SVP and General Counsel

Now that another HIMSS conference is in the books, here are a few things that occurred to me as I wandered the vast expanse of the Orange County Convention Center (West), in no particular order:


February 28, 2014|Categories: Healthcare Policy and Reform

Dan Haley

HIMSS13: Long Walks, Tiring Repetition and Meaningful Use News

by Dan Haley, SVP and General Counsel

While walking the mile-long (literally) HIMSS main exhibit hall two weeks ago in New Orleans, I found it hard to avoid the conclusion that our industry is running out of words. Booth after booth, company after company, virtually everyone’s catchy slogan is a variant of someone else’s catchy slogan. Everybody is enabling something or empowering someone. Put it this way: If an attendee took a sip of beer at each appearance of the word “innovation,” he or she would be unconscious on the floor barely a quarter of the way through the hall.


March 18, 2013|Categories: Cloud Services, Healthcare Policy and Reform, Meaningful Use

Dan Haley

Focus Incentives and Enable EHR Interoperability

by Dan Haley, SVP and General Counsel

As ">http://www.govhealthit.com/news/rand-analysts-call-out-barriers-interope... by Anthony Brino, researchers Arthur Kellerman, MD, and Spencer Jones at RAND Corporation recently blamed the maddeningly slow progress of electronic health record (">https://www.athenahealth.com/our-services/athenaClinicals/EHR.php&qu

January 16, 2013|Categories: All Things EMR, Interoperability, Meaningful Use

Dan Haley

athenahealth New Year’s Resolutions: Our Proposed HIT Code of Conduct

by Dan Haley, SVP and General Counsel

Just before Christmas, the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) issued its long-anticipated IT Patient Safety Action and Surveillance Plan for public comment.

January 04, 2013|Categories: All Things EMR, Healthcare Policy and Reform

Dan Haley

Back to the Future of EHR

by Dan Haley, SVP and General Counsel

“I feel like I am in a time warp; at a meeting of record company executives 15 years ago….” Neal Patterson, Chairman, CEO & President of Cerner Corporation


Looking around the room packed with CEO-level executives from a baker’s dozen of the largest HIT vendors in the country recently, I saw that each expression asked the same question: “Did he really just say that??!!”


December 12, 2012|Categories: All Things EMR, Healthcare Policy and Reform, Meaningful Use

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