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August 31, 2012  3:26 PM

CMS, a hero for influencing health IT adoption!



Posted by: AllinHIT
CMS, E-prescribing, Medicare

Recently I had a discussion on EHRs with a group of strangers at a party.  It was the old "what do you do?" question that started the conversation among this group that was unfamiliar to the industry.  It was discussed that a common link among us was that we all are patients. Then, I was asked,...

March 16, 2012  9:20 AM

PCPs are primary for access and lower costs



Posted by: AllinHIT
Affordable Care Act, Medicaid, Medicare, PCPs

I recently read an article in The Hospitalist about Massachusetts’ Healthcare Law going into its sixth year in existence. The article...


December 20, 2011  11:46 AM

No tech better than high tech in providing real care!



Posted by: AllinHIT
All Things HIT, Beneficiary management, Care coordination, Medicaid, Medicare, No tech solutions, Population health

As a health IT professional, I am often talking, writing, or giving speeches on the role of HIT in lowering overall cost of health care. Wellness programs, chronic disease management, EHRs, HIEs, and the quality versus fee-for-service (FFS) focus I think will ultimately improve care! However, when...


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...


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