New Survey Reveals EHRs Just Don’t Care About Patient Care

Minneapolis, MN|Aug. 27 For the past 3 years, healthcare systems across the U.S. have seen a surge in the adoption of Electronic Health Records (EHRs) primarily caused by a government incentive program called the HITECH Act, which is commonly referred to as “Meaningful Use”. However, there has also been a concurrent rise in the level … Continue reading

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Achieving Meaningful Use Stage 2 With Meditech and LSS

Remember all that hard work you had to do in building those Clinical Reports for the Clinical Quality Measures in Stage 1?  Yeah, you can throw all that work out the window.  New for Stage 2 MU, Meditech and LSS have agreed that the “Best Practice” for sifting through all the data to report on the … Continue reading

The Future Of Big Data In Healthcare Delivery

Last night I attended a Minnesota HIMSS event reviewing the Quality Measures for Meaningful Use Stage 2.  Much of the content matter was review for those of us who are well entrenched in executing Meaningful Use requirements, but it was a good overview of some of the more technical aspects of how the quality measures … Continue reading

EHRs: A Habit of Quality Organizations?

If there were awards given out on the amount of delays and procrastination one has when finishing their final master’s project, I think I should get one.  I’m not saying I was the best at it, but at least put me in the top 5%.  Anyway, over the course of the past 9 months I … Continue reading

Meaningful Use Stage 2 Final Rule Word Cloud

If you remember, back in the day I created a word cloud of the proposed Meaningful Use Stage 1 rule.  The obvious implications of that visualization were that the government really wanted to dangle lots of money in front of healthcare organizations in order to use EHRs.  Yet, despite initially touting the benefits to the … Continue reading

Achieving Meaningful Use With LSS and MEDITECH

A long while back I reported about how to potentially get all of the Meaningful Use objectives out of LSS before Stage 1 was final and before LSS had even taken its first stab at helping their customers out.  Now that the criteria is set for Stage 1 and Stage 2, and LSS has come up with … Continue reading

Engaging The Patient With Your EHR (And Why MEDITECH Can’t Help You)

The most underutilized resource in all of healthcare is the patient. For those unfamiliar, e-Patient Dave (Dave deBronkart) is a fairly well known blogger and activist who uses his personal experience to advance the proliferation of healthcare data into the hands of patients.  No, this isn’t meaning through Patient Portals or PHRs.  The idea is … Continue reading