Sometimes THCB’s anonymous contributors really stick the boot in—I got this email last week after Wal-Mart Dossia progress was announced.
Twenty-odd Wal-Mart employees (including the VP of benefits / former CIO) are piloting a ten-year-old PHR system (built by Children’s Hospital Boston in 1998) and it makes the front page of iHealthbeat and InformationWeek .
The same VP of Benefits / former CIO is "pleased with the progress" of the pilot, whatever that means. I’m sure we’ll hear that same will be announced as “transforming healthcare” at HIMSS in a few weeks. It’s really sad what passes for “progress” in the world of health IT these days.
I was going to write up some thoughts on the CHCF report on NHIN progress (or lack there-of) and how the people in charge of "the plan" are now describing how it was a bad idea/approach from the start (kind of like the retired generals who are now saying that they would have invaded Iraq with more troops), but I got distracted by the Wal-Tard story…