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EHR security
What other technologies besides EHRs have government mandated security regulations?

Answer Question   |  April 17, 2013  8:00 pm
ehr
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10 pts.

CDS systems
Do hospitals/providers NEED CDS systems? Is there anything in the MU core that requires it?

Answer Question   |  March 25, 2013  8:33 pm
CDS, ehr, Meaningful use
asked by:
10 pts.

Has anyone connected the XDS.b protocol thru a Interface Engine?
We are beginning to Integrate multiple EMRs with our HIE which uses the XDS.b protocol to transfer CCDs. I’m thinking we will need to the ability to modify these CCDs as they travel between systems. One particular point of concern is the HTML embedded in the CCD will certainly need tweaking for differnt systems, not...

Answer Question   |  February 28, 2013  6:40 pm
CCD, ehr, EMR, HIE, HIE XDS.b Interface Engine EMR
10 pts.

Correctional Health: EHR In State Prisons
I am wondering about the possibility of requiring state prisons systems to implement EHRs that would be interoperable enough so that when offenders are released back into the community their health information would be accessible by their community physician(s). I know that there are many variables such as SES, family support systems, etc., that might...

Answer Question   |  February 25, 2013  2:03 pm
ehr, EHR systems, Hardware and software, Health information exchange, health IT, Interoperability and health information exchange
asked by:
10 pts.

PCMH solutions
Many EHR vendors provide PCMH solutions to allow physician practices to become a PCMH. What are some standalone PCMH solutions that integrate with an EHR through an API?

Answer Question   |  February 22, 2013  5:05 pm
ehr, Meaningful use, PCMH
asked by:
810 pts.

EHR, meaningful use bonuses
How should health care providers decide where EHR and MU bonus money should go? Are there any stipulations in the legislation?

Answer Question   |  February 12, 2013  5:01 pm
ehr, Meaningful use
asked by:
10 pts.

Do patients know what\’s going on?
I’d really like to hear from a physician standpoint – how much are patients, everyday patients, aware of the constantly evolving health IT industry, and the tangible changes it means to office visits? Do they know anything about EHRs, HIE, etc. etc.?

Answer Question   |  February 7, 2013  7:23 pm
ehr, HIE, Physicians
asked by:
10 pts.

Obama’s re-elected, so what’s next for healthcare?
What’s next for healthcare? Health information technology? Stage 3 and 4 MU?

Answer Question   |  January 10, 2013  5:13 pm
ehr, healthcare it, Meaningful use, MU
asked by:
30 pts.

experience using updox?
What’s been your experience using updox as an added service with your EHR or CPOE system?

Answer Question   |  September 28, 2012  2:31 pm
CPOE, ehr
asked by:
810 pts.

EHR uptime and continuous availability
What’s the best strategy for ensuring EHR uptime in an outage or during a disaster?

Answer Question   |  August 30, 2012  6:19 pm
disaster recovery, ehr
asked by:
15 pts.

Data sharing, governance of EHR data and patient records
Does, or how does, your in-facility EHR share data with other outside-facility EHRs to create a patient-centric longitudinal health record? If this isn’t the case, does the EHR, in essence, perform the functionality of an EMR? If so, how do you handle data governance and privacy/security with data being viewed outside of the facility? Thanks!

Answer Question   |  January 11, 2012  5:24 pm
Data exchange, ehr, EMR, PHI
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20 pts.

REC and HIE outreach and education
The “build it and they will come” mentality does not work with HIEs. What outreach and education is being done that is making marked difference in enrollment and adoption around the country?

Answer Question   |  December 16, 2011  4:29 pm
ehr, EHR implementation, EHR vendors, Electronic health records, Health information exchanges, HIEs, RECs, Regional Extension Centers
asked by:
10 pts.

Working with vendors for EHR maintenance?
What is the best route to take in terms of working with EHR vendors on a regular basis for system maintenance and development needs? Who comprises the team that liaisons with the vendor, and how does that team work collaboratively with in house IT staff?

Answer Question   |  December 16, 2011  4:21 pm
ehr, EHR implementation, EHR vendors, electronic health record, RECs, Regional Extension Centers
asked by:
15 pts.

ACO performance measurements and reporting
In an ACO, there will likely be physicians and hospitals and clinics on different brands of EMRs. How complicated is it to standardize how they report patient data so you can compare apples to apples? How do you overcome these issues?

Answer Question   |  December 19, 2011  2:05 pm
Accountable Care Organizations, ACOs, ehr, EMR, Performance measures
asked by:
20 pts.

Total cost of ownership of EHR implementation?
What is the total cost of ownership for choosing, implementing and maintaining EHRs? What are the factors going into that assessment?

Answer Question   |  December 16, 2011  9:08 pm
ehr, EHR adoption, EHR implementation, electronic health record
asked by:
10 pts.

Workflow considerations for EHR safety regs?
In looking at having to change established workflows to satisfy EHR software regulations, how do you assess your end-users acceptance of it? How did you secure their nod and support?

Answer Question   |  December 15, 2011  4:34 pm
ehr, electronic health record, software, Workflow
asked by:
25 pts.

HIPAA rule and data backup location
Where in the HIPAA rule or updates does it say that covered entities must keep data backups a minimum of five miles away from the original site? Or, does it not say this? I’ve heard this in conversation and am looking for a confirmation from any HIPAA experts.

Answer Question   |  January 10, 2013  2:34 pm
Data backup, Data Warehouse, ehr, HIPAA
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25 pts.

EHRs and third party billing
Our facility depends on third party revenues to survive. What impact will EHRs have on our billing?

Answer Question   |  November 14, 2011  8:02 pm
Billing, ehr, electronic health record
asked by:
10 pts.

EHR and risk management?
How can EHRs help with risk management? How should a hospital begin a risk analysis/assessment?

Answer Question   |  December 2, 2011  7:50 pm
ehr, Electronic health records, Risk management
asked by:
10 pts.

Total cost of EHR ownership?
is the total cost of ownership for choosing, implementing and maintaining an EHR at the hospital level? What factors should be going into the assessment? What team members should be leading the charge/involved?

Answer Question   |  September 13, 2011  6:13 pm
ehr, EHR implementation, EHR selection, Electronic health records
asked by:
15 pts.


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