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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...

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...

November 11, 2010  10:17 AM

Selling on EHR Benefits supercedes Political Climate!

Posted by: AllinHIT

Now that there is talk of Health Reform being repealed by the new House, and there will be substantial cutbacks to the behemoth government budget , does that mean EHR incentive dollars are in jeopardy of being cut?  That was the question I received last week while speaking to some physicians at...

September 10, 2010  10:28 AM

Hurrah for Mobile Health in New Study!

Posted by: AllinHIT
ACO's, Mobile Health, Remote Monitoring, Telehealth

There has never been any doubt in my mind, we must embrace the benefits that telemedicine, remote monitoring, and other mobile health applications bring.  This week Pricewatercoopers (PWC) released a report confirming the huge opportunity we have in changing our health delivery system to a low...

June 29, 2010  10:36 PM

Increasing EHR adoption through patient education?

Posted by: AllinHIT

Harris Interactive released the results of a patient poll on EH's.  Close to one-half of approximately 2,200 people surveyed,  stated EHRs will improve efficiency of our healthcare delivery system. However, it also revealed that patients really don't understand the impact EHRs have on their...

June 22, 2010  1:35 PM

Health Reform and HITECH: More than distant cousins!

Posted by: AllinHIT
Health Reform

I recently attended a "Power Breakfast", on Health Reform, sponsored by the local Business Journal, for educating the local business community.  The 4 person...

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...

June 14, 2010  8:02 AM

RECs: Are they setup for failure?

Posted by: AllinHIT
Meaningful use, REC

I have been an adviser and was an adviser to a couple of REC's directors and after many discussions with physicians and REC directors and/or awardees, I have come to a couple of conclusions.  First, some of the REC's awardees are medical schools, which could be the problem right there.  I...

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