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Meaningful use


November 14, 2012  1:56 AM

The HITPC MU stage 3 draft



Posted by: AllinHIT
Meaningful use, meaningful use stage 3

I had the pleasure of educating physician practices in Florida on HITECH during its early stages, and the “how to” for selecting and implementing EHR’s. These dinner seminars, sponsored by Quest Diagnostics, were prior to any final rules established for any stages of meaningful use, though...

October 26, 2012  4:38 PM

Accelerators, better than incubators for health IT firms



Posted by: AllinHIT
Meaningful use, Venture Capital

In 1995, I co-founded the Orange County Business Incubator, the first public/private incubator program in the Florida.  The purpose of the program was to help small businesses develop, grow and succeed. Incubators, much like accelerators, provide early-staged firms services they typically can't...


September 16, 2012  10:45 AM

EHR’s generational gap just breaks my heart!



Posted by: AllinHIT
EHR adoption, Meaningful use

Changing my company focus from consulting to independent physicians will undoubtedly pay off financially. However, assisting small practices with EHR implementations will always have a special place in my heart. That's why I made an effort to check back in with former clients and friends during...


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...


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...


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,...


February 26, 2011  8:26 AM

HIMSS 2011: On my home court!



Posted by: AllinHIT
HIE, HIMSS 2011, HIMSS11, ICD-10, Meaningful use

HIMSS11 was held in Orlando Florida this year, my home base of operations.  The weather was hot and beautiful, giving those who came from cold climate an opportunity to thaw out on the convention center lawn during lunch.  I spent some time giving local resturant advice, and served as a...


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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