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Workflow assessments
What can you do before even speaking to a vendor in terms of a comprehensive workflow assessment? Is this something that IT staff can work with clinicians on independently beforehand, or is it best that this coincide with a vendor assessment and corresponding install?

Answer Question   |  July 18, 2010  9:10 pm
EHR implementation, EHR Installation, Workflow
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5 pts.

Imaging Data Capacity Analysis
The images are high volume data.How the storage needs are assessed while planning for PACS.what are the baseline used for calculation of image and study size for the different imaging modalities.what are the other factors needs to be taken into account.

Answer Question   |  December 18, 2018  10:52 am
Data Analysis, Imaging, PACs, Storage and PACS
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435 pts.

ratio of devices
I would like to know if anyone has any evidence of an appropriatae ratio of devices that seem to work for a complex health organisation.   eg  clinical grade computers 45% laptop 20% tablets 25% COWS 10%

Answer Question   |  May 28, 2010  12:41 am
COWS, mobile device, tablet
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5 pts.

Data Warehouse Acceptance For Meaningful Use Criteria (Hospitals & Providers)
My question is what is anyone’s research and contacts telling you regarding whether Data Warehouses (DW) will be allowed for achieving Meaningful Use (MU) compliance? If you do research through the IFR, the NPRM, any and all documents from the ONC standards and policy committees and sub-committees, you will not find the words “Data Warehouse” anywhere. While...

Answer Question   |  June 1, 2010  9:12 pm
clinical data warehouse, Meaningful use
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5 pts.

Tablets in health care
What do you think of the new Dell tablets running Android, will they work better in your health care IT environment than iPads, do you have strong feelings either way?

Answer Question   |  June 15, 2010  4:30 pm
Apple, dell, google android, iPad, streak, tablet pc
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100 pts.

ICD-10 compliance
What is the final deadline for compliance for the transition to ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS?

Answer Question   |  June 21, 2010  2:22 pm
ICD-10, ICD-10-CM
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5 pts.

hie purchase criteria
what are the primary purchase criteria for HIE? for hospitals? for doctors? for RHIOs? thank you

Answer Question   |  December 18, 2018  8:00 pm
HIE
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5 pts.

Final deadline for funding and degree of EHR implementation
By 2011, to what degree must EHRs be implemented in order to receive stimulus funding (completed by deadline, demonstrating meaningful use by deadline, launched by deadline)?

Answer Question   |  July 25, 2017  3:32 pm
ehr, EHR Incentive
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5 pts.

Qualifying for Meaningful Use
[h3]To qualify for “Meaningful Use” and receive government funding from ARRA, how long does a physician have to be demonstrating “Meaningful Use”? I’ve seen reference to one year. [/h3]

Answer Question   |  May 17, 2010  2:25 pm
ehr, EHR Incentive
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5 pts.

Biomedical Engineering degree or online Health Informatics Program for a programmer?
I have a BS and MS in Computer Science; I was lucky to be admitted to an MS degree in Biomedical Engineering (probably  with a specialization in Software) at a reputed college (part time, campus). My hope is to use this formal degree as a way to gain entry into health informatics. The pro to...

Answer Question   |  May 28, 2010  1:59 am
biomedical, career, software
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5 pts.

Wireless security
Regarding the virtual seminar Session 1: The Application of Mobile and Wireless Health: Best Practices for a Connected Health Environment with Claudia Tessier, RHIA and C. Peter Waegemann Will the speakers identify how an organization can ensure the security of data transmitted via wireless devices? A vendor may state it is secure, but how does an...

Answer Question   |  December 18, 2018  3:41 pm
wireless
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5 pts.

CMS and lack of standards
We are a software vendor. Most of our home care customers will be required to start submitting a list of clients served every month to a survey vendor, who will do a mail or phone questionnaire to a random sample of the clients using a “satisfaction” survey created by CMS. So far so good. About...

Answer Question   |  May 19, 2010  2:54 pm
ehr, file requirements, standards
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5 pts.

Administrative simplification as part of EHR strategy
How are hospitalists accounting for the recent and upcoming administrative simplification mandates (ICD-10, claims attachments, national health plan identifiers, consistency in business operating rules, etc) as part of their current EHR implementation strategy? How can you successfully address HITECH and these considerations as part of a single, holistic strategy?

Answer Question   |  May 7, 2010  6:14 pm
EHR billing, EHR implementation, EHR Integration
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5 pts.

Thoughts on a recent post- client server supreme?
I read a recent a post today by a hybrid EMR provider consultant that stated “Over the long term, a client-server offering often costs far less than a web-based subscription offering, and a well-designed client-server EMR always delivers productivity-enhancing benefits that save physicians both time and money.” Thoughts on this? What if your practice simply does not...

Answer Question   |  June 22, 2010  8:38 pm
client server, EMR, SaaS
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10 pts.

Flash supporting Android tablet- backlash on Apple?
Do you think Flash being supported on Android will impact Apple’s physician market reach? How might a potential anti-trust suit impact HIT?

Answer Question   |  June 19, 2010  6:58 pm
Adobe, Android, Apple, Flash, iPad, iphone
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25 pts.

Web-based vs. client server EMR
In terms of web-based (SaaS/APS) vs. client server, what are the main pros and cons to evaluating the right choice? For achieving meaningful use?

Answer Question   |  May 3, 2010  5:28 pm
ehr, EHR Certification, EHR Incentive, EMR
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5 pts.

Should payers be required to help providers achieve meaningful use?
Grants will expand health IT data exchange, though is that enough? Should payers be mandated to help providers in reaching meaningful use?

Answer Question   |  December 18, 2018  3:50 pm
EHR Certification, EMR, Meaningful use
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5 pts.

Top recommendations for an integrated approach to EHR/EMR when cash is strapped?
The adoption of EHR/EMR is more often than not a gradual, piecemeal endeavor. First billing systems are considered, then clinical values and nursing notes from med-surg, followed by the lab and moving into CPOE and the like. In this process, there tends to be a lack consistency in systems which hinders real interoperability, making it difficult to interface different...

Answer Question   |  June 22, 2010  7:20 pm
ehr, EMR, Interoperability and health information exchange
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160 pts.

DMEs: Effectively Managing Data
Which software do you use for your orders/inventories/billing needs?

Answer Question   |  April 28, 2010  6:28 pm
DME, Medical, Medicare
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5 pts.

Payer contracts and ICD-10 transition
Has anyone has reached out to their payers to see what their plans are for ICD-10? Are you going to have to renegotiate many of your contracts?

Answer Question   |  April 27, 2010  8:11 pm
ICD-10, ICD-10-CM, ICD-9, ICD-9-CM
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10 pts.


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