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June 28, 2013  3:43 PM

Physician have an “ABN” dilemma during CPOE



Posted by: AllinHIT
ABN's, CPOE, Uncategorized

Computer physician order entry (CPOE), central to the meaningful use incentives, presents an interesting dilemma to physicians delivering services to Medicare patients. At the point of care, physicians using an an EHR approved by the

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...


March 12, 2013  12:17 PM

CommonWell: Good three-fourths of an effort!



Posted by: AllinHIT
Cerner, CommonWell, Epic, HIE, HIMSS, HIMSS13, interoperability, McCesson

Last week, thousands of us gathered in New Orleans to attend HIMSS13! HIMSS is a great barometer for yearly concerns, challenges, and goals in health IT, and this year was no different.  I found myself engaging in discussions, attending seminars, and reading the daily HIMSS paper


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...


February 10, 2013  6:14 PM

WSJ and InMedica reports: Telehealth on the rise



Posted by: AllinHIT
e-visits, MBANS, Remote patient monitoring, Telehealth, Uncategorized

I have often reported on telehealth and remote monitoring - both their growth, and, most of all, why they should be embraced (


February 4, 2013  12:24 PM

Apps for self diagnosis: A fear to patient care!



Posted by: AllinHIT
PHR, PHRs and patient engagement, self diagnosis

Some years ago, while I was a consultant for Quest Diagnostics, I remember talking to various physician groups about utilizing Google Health's PHR. The ROI argument centered around the idea that the program would reduce patient phone calls and staff call backs, increase patient engagement,...


January 23, 2013  7:13 PM

Genetic PHI needs protection



Posted by: AllinHIT
Genetic PHI, gPHI, Human Genome Project, Privacy and security

Hospitals, business associates, covered entities and the rest of us in the industry are quite aware of the record-breaking year of PHI breaches, with the


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...


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