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November 3, 2011  8:06 AM

ACOs with no EHR technology?

Posted by: DrJosephKim
accountable care organization, aco, EHR

The final Medicare rules on Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) lifts the rule that an Electronic Health Record (EHR) is required. How will an ACO...

September 6, 2011  2:31 PM

Physicians are waiting for their meaningful use incentive checks

Posted by: DrJosephKim
EHR, Meaningful use, medicaid, medicare

Recently, I had an online dialogue with a number of physicians who are waiting for their meaningful use incentive checks. There have been several stories of physicians and...

August 8, 2011  1:15 PM

Confusion among physicians regarding “meaningful use”

Posted by: DrJosephKim
EHR, electronic health record, Meaningful use

It seems like there are many physicians out there who are confused about "meaningful use." There are misconceptions, myths, and plain ignorance about the meaningful use requirements. Perhaps it wasn't such a good idea to break it down into stages (Stage 1, 2, 3, etc.). Perhaps the "Medicare and...

April 18, 2011  10:11 PM

Registration for the EHR Incentive Program is now open

Posted by: DrJosephKim
cms, EHR, HITECH, Meaningful use

On April 18, 2011, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) opened the registration for the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Program.  Here are some key facts about that program: The Medicare EHR Incentive Program The Medicare EHR Incentive Program will

March 23, 2011  6:58 PM

When physicians discuss health information technology

Posted by: DrJosephKim
EHR, health it, sermo

It's always interesting to listen to physicians discussing the topic of health information technology. Some seem to love it, while others hate technology (or they seem to think they hate it when they realize they need technology to survive). On Sermo (a physician-only forum), there are numerous...

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...

January 18, 2011  10:33 PM

CCHIT EACH™: A Customized EHR Certification Program For Hospitals

Posted by: DrJosephKim
cchit, EHR, electronic health record, Meaningful use

Today, the CCHIT announced: EACH™: A Customized EHR Certification Program For Hospitals

According to the CCHIT: The EHR Alternative Certification for Hospitals (EACH™) is an ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 certification program for installed hospital EHR technology that has been tested in a...

January 12, 2011  11:28 PM

Preparing for HIMSS11

Posted by: DrJosephKim
EHR, himss, iPad

Last year, the annual HIMSS conference was an amazing experience. People were filled with energy because they knew that the landscape of health information technology was about to undergo some dramatic changes. Stimulus dollars from ARRA and the HITECH Act were going to fuel some massive...

December 29, 2010  11:44 PM

A growing number of ONC-Authorized Testing and Certification Bodies

Posted by: DrJosephKim
e-prescribing, EHR, onc, surescripts

Did you know that Surescripts is now an ONC-Authorized Testing and Certification Body? They were just added on Dec 23, 2010. So, that brings the total number of authorized testing and certification bodies to 6:

  1. Surescripts LLC
  2. ICSA Labs
  3. SLI Global...

December 17, 2010  12:10 AM

Physician Executive Forum: In Pursuit of Meaningful Use of Health IT (HIMSS 2011)

Posted by: DrJosephKim
EHR, health it, himss, Meaningful use, physician executive

I'm planning on attending HIMSS 2011 in Orlando. If you're a physician, make sure you don't miss the Physician Executive Forum: In Pursuit of Meaningful Use of Health IT. Here are some more details (and some reasons why you may want to attend HIMSS 2011):

Meaningful use. Eligible...

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