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5 questions about #HIT100 2012

Posted by The EHR Guy on July 5, 2012 at 8:14am 0 Comments

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Why Compare Apples to Guanabanas?

Posted by The EHR Guy on January 21, 2012 at 8:41am 0 Comments

I always tend to “cringe” when I read about comparisons between Health IT, medical devices and other healthcare related software with respect to other verticals (e.g., finance, insurance, retail).

Why compare?

Saying that the financial industry is many “light years” ahead is extremely inaccurate. Comparing the processing of debits, credits, interests, etc. with medical information and imagery is like comparing apples to guanabanas (a tropical fruit found…

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Bundled Payments for Care Improvement initiative announced by CMS Center for Innovation

Posted by David Harlow on August 29, 2011 at 10:32am 0 Comments

Many health care provider organizations have not been overly eager to jump onto the Accountable Care Organization (ACO) bandwagon, citing high startup costs and uncertain returns on investment given the complexity of the program.  Well, recently, the CMS Center for Innovation has announced the…

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Software Customer Support (Large) in 4 steps

Posted by Richard Hom on August 19, 2011 at 1:12pm 0 Comments

The glitz and the promises have passed and you now have an EMR/EHR launch date 3 months hence. How do you configure your internal customer support to meet your users' needs.

 

1. Vendor Support 

Collaborate with the vendor. This means that you know what they are committing to you as a customer and how much you have to commit. In most cases, the vendor will try to offer the fewest resources and hoping that you, the customer will take up the large part of the support. In…

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What Are the Top 3 Emerging Technologies in Healthcare IT for the Next 3 Years?

Started by The EHR Guy in Emerging Technologies. Last reply by Linda Stotsky Aug 16, 2011. 3 Replies

 What Are the Top 3 Emerging Technologies in Healthcare IT for the Next 3 Years? Lately I've been pondering on everything that is going on with Healthcare IT at times it seems overwhelming to keep up…Continue

Tags: Technology, Information, HITECH, ARRA, Use

DOSSIA, Google and Microsoft Join Together to Promote their PHRs for Meaningful Use ...

Started by The EHR Guy in Electronic Health Records Mar 17, 2010. 0 Replies

Today Dossia sent out a tweet with a link to a document that consists of a joint (Dossia, Google and Microsoft) public comment of the 3 corporations to Ms. Charlene Frizzera, Acting Administrator of…Continue

Tags: EHR, CMS, Meaningful, use, PHR

EHR Certification Brings On Board New Players ...

Started by The EHR Guy in Electronic Health Records Mar 16, 2010. 0 Replies

As most know Dr. David Blumenthal, National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, on March 2nd 2010, during HIMSS 2010 in Atlanta, announced the release of the Proposed Rule for the…Continue

Tags: CERTIFICATION, ONC, BLUMENTHAL, EMR, DRUMMOND

HL7 CDA CCD vs. ASTM CCR ...

Started by The EHR Guy in Electronic Health Records. Last reply by Elyse Nielsen Mar 16, 2010. 3 Replies

There has been a lot of discussion whether there should be only one standard for the dissemination and sharing among healthcare providers, patients and custodians of health and medical…Continue

Tags: RHIO, HIE, Google, Microsoft, Health

Will Health Care Reform Trigger Health Information Technology Implementations?

Started by The EHR Guy in Electronic Health Records Mar 22, 2010. 0 Replies

The Health Care Reform overhaul is now a reality and tomorrow it will be signed by President Obama.Setting politics aside, will health care reform trigger health information technology…Continue

Tags: Health, Care, Healthcare, IHE, HITSP

Should the FDA Regulate EMR Software?

Started by The EHR Guy in Electronic Health Records. Last reply by David Harlow Mar 14, 2010. 1 Reply

It's more than rumors that the FDA wants to oversee the Health Information Technology and Systems space.They already have indicated that they have determined deaths and injuries caused by flaws in…Continue

Tags: Regulation, Technology, Information, EHR, Health

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