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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 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,...

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...

October 9, 2012  7:13 AM

Downtime procedures can lift you up!

Posted by: AllinHIT
Disaster recovery, EpicCare, Uncategorized

I developed a disaster recovery plan for a local municipal in Texas while working as an executive consultant with Navigant. I learned about the varying degrees of redundancy and preparations (i.e. infrastructure like switches & point-of-presence (

September 29, 2012  5:52 PM

CMS’s warning on EHR billing fraud is a mistake chasing a mistake!

Posted by: AllinHIT
CMS, Coding and documentation, EHR fraud and abuse, Fraud and abuse, HHS, Medicare fraud and abuse, ONC, upcoding

HHS chief Kathleen Sebelius, and Attorney General Eric Holder, recently sent a letter to five hospital organizations --the American Hospital Association (AHA), Federation of American Hospitals (FHA), Association of Academic Health Centers (AAHC), Association of...

September 23, 2012  9:11 PM

Thoughts in motion towards connectivity

Posted by: AllinHIT
blue button, HITECH, iEHR, NwHIN, ONC

I believe CMS/ONC deserves credit for being flexible and listening to stakeholder's concerns, regardless of criticisms associated with programs birthed from HITECH, including MU rules and future proposed rules. Time and again fluidity has been shown, whether it's MU requirements, or ICD-10...

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 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,...

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...

July 31, 2012  8:50 PM

Is the two week deadline for MU Audits fair?

Posted by: AllinHIT

I have been audited before, and I didn't like it. Besides being frightening , audits mean you have some unexpected, time-taking, tasks ahead. On another hand, if you have systems in place you should feel less frightening and it should require less effort. Either way, do you think two weeks a...

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