HIStalk Featured Sponsors

     

Currently there are "3 comments" on this Article:

  1. It was expected that he would have to dance around a good number of those questions (especially the last one about Obama). That was a great format, I’d like to see that more often.

  2. I am a dentist with an interest in EDRs. Mr. Tullman did not once mention dentistry. I don’t think he knows what he is getting into. D. Kellus Pruitt DDS

  3. I also liked the format for the chat with Glen Tullman. I only wish I had been there to ask the Allscripts CEO some questions as well. Next time he pops his head up on the Internet, I’ll be there.

    Do you think Tullman, or any Allscripts rep will respond to this comment if I forward it in an email? What excuse could they possibly have not to? I am a provider. I am where his product hits the marketplace. What he says concerns me more than any of you at HIStalk.

    “I see the merger of Allscripts with Misys, not only as an opportunity, but as a responsibility. We simply must use our new size/scale, our set of solutions and our reach to radically accelerate the movement to create a truly interconnected healthcare system in order to eliminate errors, improve quality and better manage cost.” – Glen Tullman, CEO of Allscripts

    He clearly states that he intends to use Allscripts’ size and scale to solve problems. While this may sound wonderful to healthcare IT stakeholders, as a dentist, it would scare me if I thought Tullman has a chance of succeeding with his plans.

    In the decade or so since Glen Tullman has spoken about interconnected providers, he has never mentioned dentists – as far as I can tell. And that is why he is vulnerable. His statement that EHRs will eliminate errors, improve quality and manage costs is transparently absurd in dentistry. Tullman simply does not know what he is talking about. I do.

    As the last question of the interview, Mr. HIStalk asked Glen Tullman if he would seek a cabinet position. Tullman coyly evaded the question, but conveniently allowed that he has always been an Obama supporter. Hmmm.

    I studied Tullman. I am not impressed. For example, this week Tullman told Alex Nussbaurm of Bloomberg.com that providers need to take out loans to invest in his product “to ensure that doctors have some skin in the game.”
    http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601109&sid=aX4cYX.5J0pg&refer=home

    Another leader of a big business from the 1950s with similar ideas put it this way: “What’s good for GM is good for the country.”

    I do not want Tullman anywhere near Washington DC. The nation has suffered enough from insensitive and unresponsive command-and-control dinosaurs. D. Kellus Pruitt DDS







Subscribe to Updates

Search


Loading

Text Ads


Report News and Rumors

No title

Anonymous online form
E-mail
Rumor line: 801.HIT.NEWS

Tweets

Archives

Founding Sponsors


 

Platinum Sponsors


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gold Sponsors


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reader Comments

  • Sam Lawrence: Except in this case, coding = medical billing, not development. Though the same warning may be true...
  • BeenThere: Partners will find the savings from their cuts of coders as fools gold. There are a lot of hidden costs running an outs...
  • JC: If there is not there can be. VistA has a reference lab interface that can create the manifests/labeling and such as we...
  • Tom Cornwell: Great stuff from Dr. Jayne as usual. One small typo, last sentence of second-to-last paragraph: should be 'who's' not 'w...
  • HIT Observer: What I find most interesting here, is people defending their common practices rather than truly taking this as invaluabl...
  • Bob: There's no incentive for the provider to spend time doing a price comparison for the patient. Nor is it a good use of th...
  • Peppermint Patty: Veteran - can you clarify what was "fake "? Was something made up (definition of fake) or did you disagree with Vapo...
  • Pat Wolfram: Such a refreshing article. Thanks -- there really can be a simpler version of an acute HIT implementation. But I do ...
  • Woodstock Generation: Bravo to HIStalk's Weekender recaps and other news/opinions. I read it first thing on Monday mornings..................
  • Veteran: #fakenews...

Sponsor Quick Links