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December 10, 2011  8:04 AM

The “meaningful use” of mobile technology

Posted by: DrJosephKim
cpoe, health it, HITECH, Meaningful use, mhealth, mobile health, smartphone

We all know that physicians use mobile devices. If you go to a major medical conference like the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) or the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), you'll see thousands of physicians using mobile devices. The most popular

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

December 12, 2010  10:41 PM

How much do physicians care about the “meaningful use” requirements?

Posted by: DrJosephKim
arra, EHR, electronic health record, HITECH, Meaningful use, onc

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) was signed into law by President Obama on February 17, 2009. ARRA will fund more than $19 billion for healthcare information technology under the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act.  How much do...

November 29, 2010  9:15 AM

Certified HIT Product List (CHPL)

Posted by: DrJosephKim
EHR, electronic health record, emr, HITECH

Is your EHR on the Certified HIT Product List (CHPL)? Many physicians who are shopping for EHRs don't even know about the CHPL. If you're planning on leveraging the financial incentives outlined in the HITECH Act, then make sure to get an EHR that's...

November 23, 2010  10:37 PM

Complete EHR vs. EHR Module certification

Posted by: DrJosephKim

It seems like there's a considerable amount of confusion between "complete EHR certification" vs. "EHR module certification." To add to the confusion, people are still using the phrase EMR instead of EHR. For the sake of simplicity, I'll stick with EHR since that's the phrase the government likes...

August 30, 2010  2:52 PM

Doctors are confused about meaningful use

Posted by: DrJosephKim
EHR, HITECH, Meaningful use

Whenever I speak to physicians about "meaningful use," I realize that so many of them are very confused about this whole concept. The majority of physicians really aren't keeping up with all the granular details surrounding the meaningful use of electronic health records. Many physicians are not...

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