About John @jhalamka
John D. Halamka, MD, MS, is the International Healthcare Innovation Professor at Harvard Medical School, Chief Information Officer of the Beth Israel Deaconess System, and a practicing emergency physician.
He strives to improve healthcare quality, safety, and efficiency for patients, providers, and payers throughout the world using information technology. He has written 5 books, several hundred articles, and the popular Geekdoctor blog.
He is also an organic farmer in Sherborn, Massachusetts, overseeing 15 acres of agriculture, animals, and cider/mead making.
John’s Recent Stories
Health May 16Column: 5 reasons why health care is vulnerable to cyberattacks
The past few days have been filled with reports about the ransomware impact on the UK National Health Service. Was the NHS specifically targeted? No. Was it uniquely vulnerable? Yes.