Tag Archives: meaningful use

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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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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So, you think you have achieved Continuity of Care?


No one doubts the importance of Continuity of Care in Medicine. ONC’s 45 CFR Part 160 Subpart C Final Rule includes a number of criteria (22 out of 44) that have a specific focus on Continuity of Care. 302a Drug-drug … Continue reading

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Success with EHR Implementations


Failure rates of EHRs are reputed to be in excess of 70% according to a LinkedIn discussion group that has more than 2,300  posts and counting.  If you want to be in the 30% cluster the following will be of … Continue reading

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The writing for healthcare is on the wall!


CA is about to introduce budget cuts of close to $1 billion.   Whereas it’s  easy to understand that budget cuts are necessary at this time, the obvious concern is whether the bureaucracy will be proportionately reduced along with program … Continue reading

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Develop the next generation Ferarri in your garage (or outsource to save money and time)


Sorry, but I could not resist raising an eyebrow reading this pitch to clinics/hospitals: “Want to save money and time while focusing on core competencies? Outsource costly EMR/EHR software developments and watch your productivity rise while demonstrating meaningful use! “ … Continue reading

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How to reduce the chances of EMR/EHR implementation failures


The following is an extract from a LinkedIn discussion on how to reduce the chances of failed EMR/EHR implementations. # The perfect electronic health record and care management system One that retains the best features of ‘paper charts’ (everything relating … Continue reading

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Tell it to me one more time, what is an EMR, what is an EHR?


Reading through the 1,800 plus posts in an HIMSS thread, it seems to me most stakeholders in the healthcare industry (consultants, agencies, vendors, regulatory authorities) use terminology that is confusing. Many EHR vendors sell products I would describe as EMRs, … Continue reading

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A Database is a Database is a Database . . .


I belong to a group of LinkedIn members who are trying to provide advice and assistance to individuals who have gone through various Healthcare IT training programs where, it seems, there is undue concern about Databases. Not sure who started … Continue reading

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Good Outside-In consultants turn things inside out


Are you an outside-in management consultant? Do you have the tools to do your job? Get to know how to make good use of knowledgebases for increased success with O/I initiatives for both you and your clients. Continue reading

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