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March 11, 2013  8:04 PM

Global health, HIE, and interoperability at #HIMSS13



Posted by: DrJosephKim
clinton, EHR, global, hie, Interoperability, Interoperability and health information exchange, Meaningful use

#HIMSS13 was quite an event this year! On Wednesday, March 6, President Clinton spoke about the need to use health IT effectively to improve population health management. More aging patients are entering the health system every day and physicians and hospitals need to expand their capacity to...

September 15, 2012  9:15 AM

mHealth enabling physicians to achieve meaningful use



Posted by: DrJosephKim
EHR, Meaningful use, mhealth, Mobile devices, mobile health

Every physician is talking about the meaningful use of health IT these days. Those who have received their first incentive payments are glowing, while others are...


January 5, 2012  4:33 PM

Will 2012 bring greater confusion or clarity around meaningful use?



Posted by: DrJosephKim
EHR, Meaningful use

I speak with physicians about "meaningful use" all the time. So many are very confused about the rules, the incentives, the penalties, and even the definitions. Most physicians are not trained to think about these types of things. Also, many physicians don't have enough background in EHRs so...


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


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 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...


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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