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March 29, 2013  12:14 PM

Adopt and grow RTLS with hospital consolidation



Posted by: AllinHIT
EHR systems, RFID, ROI, RTLS

In the early '80s,  upon graduating from college, I was marketing pharmacy management systems to independent pharmacies in a joint venture between AmerisourceBergen (at the time it was Bergen Brunswig) and NDCHealth (now McKesson).  This was my first entrance into the healthcare space, and  I...

February 28, 2013  11:38 AM

Year of the EHR switch? Easier said than done!



Posted by: AllinHIT
Black Book Ranking, Cerner, EHR systems, EHR User Satisfaction Survey, EHR vendors, Epic, McKesson, Siemens, Uncategorized

Last week, the results from Black Book Rankings annual poll were released. The most interesting headline from the poll, based on what everyone else is reporting, is that 17% of the 17,000 active, polled EHR users are dissatisfied with their EHR and plan to replace it this year.  Hence, I've...


January 18, 2013  4:21 PM

Consultants: Rising to the top of the health IT landscape



Posted by: AllinHIT
All Things HIT, consulting, Health IT, Health IT jobs, HITECH, Uncategorized

HITECH, Affordable Care Act, meaningful use core measures, SNOWMED, LOINC codes, ICD-10/5010, ACOs, PCMHs, HIEs, HISPs, HIEs, The Direct Project,


January 11, 2013  1:09 PM

Different HIEs should share more than an acronym



Posted by: AllinHIT
EHR, EHR adoption, health insurance exchange, HIE, HIX

In this post-presidential election year, there has been a lot of talk about HIEs: both health information exchanges and health insurance exchanges, though insurance exchanges are often referred to as HIXs in order to avoid confusion. States are discussing and developing information and...


December 13, 2012  2:49 PM

Missing the full breadth of health IT for Epic EMR training



Posted by: AllinHIT
ACO, EHR, EpicCare, HIE

My wife once told me my brain gets bored easily, and to some degree, I must confess she is right (notice I said “to some degree”!) I believe her observation is directly related to why I love all things health IT. I keep my mind occupied with the rapid pace of health IT adoption, workflow...


October 31, 2012  11:18 PM

Sandy, sending messages to an empty box?



Posted by: AllinHIT
Disaster recovery, EHR

I love to write, but sometimes words just aren’t enough. Sometimes words don’t capture the emotion, and its emotion that can sometimes change the world. I don’t mean to expose this philosophical thought emanating from my emotional being. However, when there are people in New York, New Jersey,...


September 16, 2012  10:45 AM

EHR’s generational gap just breaks my heart!



Posted by: AllinHIT
EHR adoption, Meaningful use

Changing my company focus from consulting to independent physicians will undoubtedly pay off financially. However, assisting small practices with EHR implementations will always have a special place in my heart. That's why I made an effort to check back in with former clients and friends during...


August 24, 2012  4:41 PM

Core measure #13, giving patients unmeasurable value



Posted by: AllinHIT
EHR, EpicCare, Meaningful use, Patient Satisfaction

Whether you are in customer service, customer support, or delivering care to patients, it's a great feeling to know you had a quick impact on someone's life.  This is one of the primary reasons I enjoy doing go-lives, for the immediate reward of helping both physician and patient.  Since the...


June 15, 2012  3:32 AM

New York’s new e-Pre Act, has one problem!



Posted by: AllinHIT
E-prescribing, EHR, eRx, I-Stop, Mt. Sinai, workflow

If you read my last blog you are aware I am in NYC working at Mt. Sinai hospital. Hence, I've been sort of "checking out" the health IT scene here, and so far, I must say I am impressed.


May 17, 2012  1:30 PM

An “Epic” scenario to a real BIG problem!



Posted by: AllinHIT
EHR, EpicCare, Obesity

 

The Scenario: Prior to walking into the exam room, the physician...


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