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July 23, 2012  12:35 AM

SAIC & Harris aren’t sleeping on “COTS”, nor services



Posted by: AllinHIT
Accountable Care Organizations, ACO, Best in KLAS, Carefx, COTS, Harris Corporation, HIMSS, KLAS, MaxIT, SAIC

After reading about SAIC's purchase of health IT consulting firm elite, MaxIT last week, I reflected on a conversation I had with Jim Traficant, President of Harris Corporation's healthcare division.  I was interviewing Jim for my "HIMSS Homecourt" series during the 2010 conference held in...

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.


June 12, 2012  10:33 AM

RSNA Image Share Project, a step forward for PHR



Posted by: AllinHIT
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I am honored to be a part of a go-live at Mt. Sinai hospital in NYC. Ranked 16th last year, according to U.S. News & Report, Mount Sinai has an excellent reputation on safety, its medical school, most importantly to me, patient-care factors. Hence, it was no surprised I learned the other day,...


May 31, 2012  6:29 AM

MBANS, should increase growth & investment in Telehealth



Posted by: AllinHIT
MBANS, Mobile devices and telehealth, Mobile Health, Telehealth

The news on Telehealth continues to be very encouraging. Pennsylvania, last week announced they will cover telehealth services performed by cardiologists and neurologist Medicaid encounters ( A no brainer...Medicaid folks lack transportation, hence access to care and follow-up care!). The...


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 29, 2012  11:32 AM

Physicians’ online views a mismatch to behavior!



Posted by: AllinHIT
EHR adoption, EHR training

Generally speaking, physicians, like most of us, can sometimes be an enigma. This was certainly evident after reading the Joint Survey of Physician Digital Behavior study. This survey conducted by the San Franciso based ON24 organization and MedData Group based in Boston, surveyed 970 physicians...


April 17, 2012  9:40 AM

Health IT, a great combo for patient compliance!



Posted by: AllinHIT
AHRQ, EHR functionality, Patient portals

Within one hour this morning, I read two documents/articles on patient / physician relationship that influenced me to write this blog.  First I dove into the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) report titled 


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...


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