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November 25, 2011  12:05 PM

Studies are revealing nothing new, time to focus on adoption!



Posted by: AllinHIT
E-prescribing, EHR, EHR adoption, eRx, JAMIA

For the past five years, I have written about, spoke on and advocated for the implementation of electronic prescribing software and electronic health records (EHRs). Labor costs concerning pharmacy phone...

November 1, 2011  1:21 PM

Limiting EHR risk is great, but can I get a discount?



Posted by: AllinHIT
CMS, Compliance, EHR, electronic health record, Liability, Medicare, Rep. Tom Marino, Safeguarding Access for Every Medicare Patient Act

I will never forget a discussion I had with a physician about using the e-prescribe "refill status" to monitor medication compliance with her chronic disease patient population.  The doctor made it clear that she did not want this feature "turned on" with the practice's existing e-prescribing...


October 24, 2011  2:44 PM

The ONC, a proven listener in HITECH Affordable Care Acts



Posted by: AllinHIT
ACO, Affordable Care Act, American Hospital Association, EHR, Federally Qualified Health Centers, HITECH, Meaningful use, ONC, Rural health clinics

From final regulations on Meaningful Use stage 1, to the most recent ACO rules, the ONC has shown that they are listening, reading, and putting thoughts to the industry comments.  The recent rule changes to the Shared Savings ACO program, are being applauded by the American Hospital Association,...


September 22, 2011  3:44 PM

My AAFP conference discussion on rural health



Posted by: AllinHIT
AAFP, American Academy of Family Physicians, Care coordination, EHR, HIE, Remote patient monitoring, Rural health, Telehealth, telemedicine

During the the rural health discussion at the AAFP conference, as moderator, I focused on two areas: The  common barriers, and the role that technology can play in addressing these barriers, while also providing quality care to an underserved, rural population. The group, small but passionate,...


June 13, 2011  3:06 PM

A woven HIT story



Posted by: AllinHIT
EHR, EMR, Health information exchange, HIE, PHR, Physician adoption

I have been truly amazed at life's recent events.  I was born and raised in Springfield, Massachusetts, the New England town recently on national news for getting one of the worst tornado's in Massachusetts' history.  This uncommon event that happened in my hometown, in Joplin, Missouri, and...


February 1, 2011  11:01 AM

Stanford report reveals EHR and CDS quality myth



Posted by: AllinHIT
CDS, clinical decision support, EHR, electronic health record

Last week, an extensive report by Dr. Randall Stafford of Stanford University, and Max Romano, the National Heart Lung, and Blood Institute, revealed electronic health records (EHRs) & clinical decision...

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December 2, 2010  12:52 PM

Some thoughts on Black Book’s EHR ranking!



Posted by: AllinHIT
EHR, EHR vendors

On November 29th, Black Book Rankings, a market research firm owned by Brown-Wilson Group, released their list of the top EHR's.  This is a respectable, internationally recognized market research firm, with a huge sampling of responses having interviewed 30,000 professionals in healthcare.  The...


June 14, 2010  8:05 AM

Meaningful Use: One step at a time!



Posted by: AllinHIT
CPOE, EHR, Meaningful use

Like most of you, I have reviewed, discussed, and pondered issues, centered around Meaningful Use (MU).  I was under the impression that EHR Adoption, was ONC's primary goal.  However, based upon the initial 25 requirements in Stage 1, I must of been mistaken! If adoption was the goal, the...


June 14, 2010  8:03 AM

Health IT: A Metamorphosis I love!



Posted by: AllinHIT
EHR, HITECH, Meaningful use

Yes I said it.....I love Health IT, and all things related to HIT!  For the past 30 years, I have been involved with all things related to technology, However, its all things in HIT, that has capture my heart, and vigorates my mind!  Hence, I guess to some this sounds a little sadistical.  Why...


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