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Monthly Archives: September 2010

Meaningful Use is a term that has been widely discussed and debated since the requirements were announced by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services on July 16, 2010. Why is Meaningful Use important and what do you need to understand for your practice? Simply put, it is the first (and likely last) time medical…

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In the September issue of ACP Internist, ACP President Dr. J. Fred Ralston, describes a personal alternate universe in which he would award a Nobel prize for efficiency to someone who develops software that allows information to flow more effectively and logically into the EHR or web-based applications. These software applications would provide accurate and…

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There has been rising criticism of the language used to describe meaningful use objectives and measures. In response, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) plans will soon publish clarifications to the meaningful use final rule and will correct some inconsistencies that currently exist. The Health IT Policy Committee’s workgroup met on September 22nd…

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An interesting program in NY was announced last week which with foundation funding will bring together community health centers to, “… help twelve New York City community health centers leverage two historic state and federal financial incentives, while simultaneously transforming the delivery of primary care.” As a former Chief Medical Officer of Baltimore Medical System, Inc….

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WASHINGTON – The Health IT Policy Committee, a federal advisory group, has begun work on developing the meaningful use requirements for Stages 2 and 3 of the federal Medicare and Medicaid healthcare IT adoption incentive program, according to David Blumenthal, National Coordinator for Health Information Technology. Stages 2 and 3 will be required of providers…

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Selecting an EHR for your medical practice is not a simple task. There are a number of steps to selection and points to consider before making a commitment. What are the steps and how should you approach the selection process in a manner that will give you the best chance at success? Six Steps to…

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Article submitted by Rizwan Kheraj: The usability of software systems is a key acceptance criterion to adoption of new technologies. Health Information Technologies are not any different in this regard. Having been in the software usability field for several decades I am always amazed how even today software systems are developed for other software systems…

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