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A Physician's Perspective: Meaningful Use of Health Technology:

November, 2010

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November 30, 2010  7:00 AM

Slates and smartphones in the hospital



Posted by: DrJosephKim
hospital, iPad, iPhone, slate

When the Apple iPhone was introduced in 2007, many hospitals saw this smartphone as a powerful tool to help hospital-based clinicians leverage mobile technology to stay "connected" with all the hospital systems. Cardiologists and intensivists could view telemetry data when they were in the...

November 29, 2010  9:15 AM

Certified HIT Product List (CHPL)



Posted by: DrJosephKim
EHR, electronic health record, emr, HITECH

Is your EHR on the Certified HIT Product List (CHPL)? Many physicians who are shopping for EHRs don't even know about the CHPL. If you're planning on leveraging the financial incentives outlined in the HITECH Act, then make sure to get an EHR that's...


November 28, 2010  11:14 PM

Future of mHealth in 2011



Posted by: DrJosephKim
mhealth, mobile health, public health

I'm a huge fan of mobile health or mHealth. In fact, I gave a presentation at the 2010 mHealth Networking Conference and I enjoyed meeting other clinicians and health IT professionals who were passionate about mHealth. More recently, I've had the opportunity to connect with people who are focusing...


November 23, 2010  10:37 PM

Complete EHR vs. EHR Module certification



Posted by: DrJosephKim
EHR, HITECH

It seems like there's a considerable amount of confusion between "complete EHR certification" vs. "EHR module certification." To add to the confusion, people are still using the phrase EMR instead of EHR. For the sake of simplicity, I'll stick with EHR since that's the phrase the government likes...


November 19, 2010  9:21 PM

Are patients eager to have you switch to an EHR?



Posted by: DrJosephKim
EHR, electronic health record

Have your patients been asking you about electronic health records (EHRs)? Maybe you treat patients who wish they could have access to ePrescribing, computerized medication refills, and online appointment scheduling.  Some of your patients may also desire to communicate with you via e-mail or text...


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