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

PHRs and patient engagement

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December 31, 2012  8:03 PM

Future of health IT: Predictions for 2013



Posted by: DrJosephKim
EHR, hie, mhealth, social media, Telehealth, telemedicine

Here are a few health IT thoughts for 2013 as we enter the new year: 1. HIEs: We will continue to see new and evolving models support the idea behind a true health information exchange (HIE). Some models will fail. Other models will only work in a certain part of the country because of the...

September 28, 2012  10:34 AM

Meaningful Use Stage 2: HIEs and PHRs



Posted by: DrJosephKim
EHR, hie, PHRs and patient engagement

It's been about a month since the final rule for meaningful use stage 2 was announced by the HHS department. Two main elements will be pushed forward by stage 2: 1. HIEs 2. PHRs Although stage 2 will begin as early as 2014, there are many states and organizations that are ahead of others in...


August 16, 2012  8:47 PM

Mobile medical apps are making doctors more social online



Posted by: DrJosephKim
Mobile devices, social media

I don't mean to suggest that doctors in general are anti-social. Most doctors are actually very social because they have to constantly chat with patients and their family members all the time. Because doctors are so busy these days, they don't get much time to socialize with other doctors...


February 12, 2012  4:17 PM

Looking forward to HIMSS 2012 in Las Vegas!



Posted by: DrJosephKim
himss, mhealth, social media

It's been amazing to see all the growth in the health IT industry over the past few years. The government launched things into motion with the HITECH ACT in 2009. It's hard to believe that was roughly 3 years ago! This year, we're expecting over 35,000 people at the HIMSS conference. As usual,...


August 4, 2011  8:01 PM

Preparing to deliver several presentations on social media



Posted by: DrJosephKim
facebook, social media, twitter

Recently, I was asked to give a few presentations about the use of social media in the health care setting. Several hospitals have asked me to speak at their scheduled Grand Rounds so that their staff can be educated about the proper use of social media. In the midst of HITECH and EHR...


March 6, 2011  9:57 PM

Speaking at HIMSS11 about social media



Posted by: DrJosephKim
blogs, EHR, facebook, himss, Meaningful use, social media, twitter

This year at HIMSS11, I had the chance to speak about physicians using social media to discuss the "meaningful use" of electronic health records (EHRs). Some of you may not think that many physicians are using social media and you're probably right. There's a small (but growing) group of physicians...


October 1, 2010  8:22 AM

The growing need for doctors to understand social media



Posted by: DrJosephKim
EHR, electronic health record, social media

Why aren't doctors embracing social media? Most of them will tell you that they're simply too busy and they don't have the time to "play around the Internet." The majority of doctors who are not engaged in social media do not understand the value of social networking. They haven't created...


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