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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...


October 31, 2012  11:18 PM

Sandy, sending messages to an empty box?



Posted by: AllinHIT
Disaster recovery, EHR

I love to write, but sometimes words just aren’t enough. Sometimes words don’t capture the emotion, and its emotion that can sometimes change the world. I don’t mean to expose this philosophical thought emanating from my emotional being. However, when there are people in New York, New Jersey,...


August 24, 2012  4:41 PM

Core measure #13, giving patients unmeasurable value



Posted by: AllinHIT
EHR, EpicCare, Meaningful use, Patient Satisfaction

Whether you are in customer service, customer support, or delivering care to patients, it's a great feeling to know you had a quick impact on someone's life.  This is one of the primary reasons I enjoy doing go-lives, for the immediate reward of helping both physician and patient.  Since the...


June 15, 2012  3:32 AM

New York’s new e-Pre Act, has one problem!



Posted by: AllinHIT
E-prescribing, EHR, eRx, I-Stop, Mt. Sinai, workflow

If you read my last blog you are aware I am in NYC working at Mt. Sinai hospital. Hence, I've been sort of "checking out" the health IT scene here, and so far, I must say I am impressed.


May 17, 2012  1:30 PM

An “Epic” scenario to a real BIG problem!



Posted by: AllinHIT
EHR, EpicCare, Obesity

 

The Scenario: Prior to walking into the exam room, the physician...


April 5, 2012  2:54 PM

“Alerts” do hurt with limited EHR parameters



Posted by: AllinHIT
EHR, EHR alerts, EHR functionality, EMR

On April 3, 2012 the Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center in Indianapolis released a survey revealing that EHR medication alerts cause physicians to get "alert fatigue".  The main cause for this "fatigue"...


April 2, 2012  8:14 AM

Minority hiring is lacking with hospital majority!



Posted by: AllinHIT
EHR, Health IT, Minority hiring

Ok, let me just state for the record, I am a seasoned, proven professional in HealthIT, and I happen to be an African-American. I have been in healthcare many years and have a plethora of caucasian friends in high level positions across the healthcare arena. I only know of a few minorities in these...


March 26, 2012  10:26 AM

Anoto EHR user survey leaves alot of questions!



Posted by: AllinHIT
EHR, EHR adoption, EHR usability

I was recently perusing through my email and came across a study on EHR users by Anoto Digital Pen, a Swedish based company who manufactures a digital pen, a device that captures hand written text...


December 2, 2011  12:42 PM

December, already a month to remember in health IT



Posted by: AllinHIT
CMS, EHR, EHR adoption, Electronic health records, Meaningful use, MU stage 2

December can already be marked as a month to remember for those of us in health IT.   HHS leader Sec. Kathleen Sebelius' announcement that MU qualification is being extended until 2014 is sweet music to the ears of those in the industry still struggling with adoption of electronic health...


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