Category Archives: FIXING HEALTHCARE

Specialty-Focused EHRs Re-Entering The Picture


Interesting article at http://www.emrandehr.com on “Specialty-Focused EHRs Re-Entering The Picture” by Anne Zieger My comment below . . . “And then the specialists can opt for yet a third choice – a generalized EHR that has as it’s foundation BPM … Continue reading

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Performance based reimbursement – coming soon to a place near you


Healthcare services delivery in the USA is out of control. Costs have skyrocketed, facilities are overloaded, doctors are suffering burnout and government intervention has, under the guise of improving patient safety and outcomes, yielded only modest improvements. MU (Meaningful Use) … Continue reading

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Is Social BPM a failure?


BPM.com is a great place to hang out. Peter Schooff asked the question above and I recommend you take a look at the range of comments received. http://bpm.com/bpm-today/in-the-forum/do-you-consider-social-bpm-a-failure My comment was  . . .  “ So many diverse comments here … Continue reading

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Patient Portals versus APIs for Patient Access to Healthcare Information


Back in November 2015, Health Data Management published an article called “Challenges Ahead for Portals”. This is an interesting article because it indirectly describes the effect of too much regulatory involvement in healthcare services delivery. http://www.healthdatamanagement.com/news/challenges-ahead-for-portals-51630-1.html In the article, Raj … Continue reading

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Patient- Centric Care – Basic EHR Needs


When I was a child, our family doctor did house calls. Visits were particularly remarkable during snowstorms when the good doctor would arrive with horse and sleigh. We will never get back to the “good old days” but it is … Continue reading

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It’s all about that Case, ‘bout that Case


I figured it would be easier for Meghan Trainor to attract folks to my blog. In healthcare services delivery, your Case Managers need Case Management software.  Seems obvious, doesn’t it?  Why then do clinics/hospitals have EMRs that do not have … Continue reading

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Why are we still having problems in the area of Healthcare software?


The point was made in a recent LinkedIn HIMSS discussion group “At what point does an EHR implementation become too large an endeavor?” My response was this happens at the time you pick a bad EHR “solution”.   The usual outcome … Continue reading

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What’s your corporate IT strategy?


In the beginning, IT reported to the CFO because the main focus was on automating accounting functions, with, time permitting, helping other functional units to address their computing needs. None of the application systems were able to easily exchange data. … Continue reading

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The Importance of Continuity of Patient Care


Healthcare Interconnectivity. We have it, don’t waste time trying to re-invent it. Continue reading

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Healthcare – The chickens finally have come home to roost


Make your day by clicking on the link here below and then read this blog post. http://www.politico.com/story/2015/02/data-fees-health-care-reform-115402.html#ixzz3TR4UwsA2 If you feel healthcare in the USA is “too expensive” write to Rep. Michael Burgess (R-Texas), a physician who leads the House Energy … Continue reading

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