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Mike Jenkins

Mike Jenkins has over 25 years of experience architecting, developing, and implementing solutions for organizations in the US, Canada, Europe, and Asia. Mike is experienced in healthcare, finance, defense, manufacturing, training, and retail industries. Some of Mike’s healthcare projects include: developing a core measures proactive monitoring system; developing an eHealth strategy for a growing community hospital; implementing transparent pricing and outcomes measurement solutions; automating clinical and administrative tasks through forms automation; connecting multiple healthcare systems through a common patient portal; and developing an electronic medical record application. He designed the Physician’s Portal and Secure Messaging Product for one of the top-five vendors in clinical information systems. His application development experience includes Amalga, CPOE, Clinical Portals, Patient Portals, Secure Messaging, HIM, Interoperability, and NEDSS for State level health departments. He is a Project Management Professional (PMP), a Certified Rational Consultant (RMUC), a LEAN Black Belt, and a Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS). He is fluent in most methodologies and teaches the PMP Certification course in Atlanta.

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Pushing the Blue Button for Meaningful Use

It has been shown that active patient engagement results in fewer hospital readmissions, decreased medical errors, and less consequences resulting from poor communications.  Engaging patients improves healthcare, saves money, and reduces errors.  Meaningful Use has a program goal to deploy technology to raise patient engagement.  The timing is ideal, since more patients are connected every […]

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EHRs: Change is coming in 2013

Sean Brooks, in his article 5 EHR predictions, very astutely anticipates several upcoming changes related to Electronic Health Records: 2013 will be the year of the replacement EHRs Many EHR vendors will disappear The cloud is here to stay I believe Sean is spot on and I would like to expand on this based on […]

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EMR Selection: Caveat Emptor

Based on the most recent meaningful use statistics published by CMS, the majority of Eligible Physicians submitting MU claims for Medicare have not been paid.  Medicaid is only marginally better. Providers who are shopping for EMR systems must pay attention to the track record of the vendor and investigate claims these systems are MU compliant.  […]

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Angry Docs: A Mission to Conquer Meaningful Use Requirements

Who would have imagined ten years ago that many of us would spend hours using a slingshot to fling hacked off birds on a single mission to destroy arrogant pigs?  We do this using computers smaller than our dinner plates while sitting on airplanes, park benches, the family room sofa, and sometimes at work.  For those […]

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Passionate for healthcare technology

In my last blog, I talked about technology being disruptive for the healthcare industry.  Since then, I found another article that takes it a bit further. Valve, an online gaming company, has pushed disruption in the software industry to new levels.  They are disruptive.  Valve helped change the gaming industry from distributing boxed items to digital […]

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Windows 8 and Surface are poised to disrupt healthcare

Microsoft just announced Rounds, a Windows 8 application that simplifies workflow for doctors and nurses within a hospital.  This is innovation is disruptive and thoughtful.  It epitomizes healthcare.  Let me explain. Advances in medicine usually come about through the scientific method.  When something works, it gets published and the rest of the industry benefits from […]

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Meaningful Use doesn’t have to be painful

In my last blog, I talked about the changes forced upon healthcare providers and some software developers who were striving to minimize the impact of these changes.  I received comments stating their position that the providers must adapt and it seemed pointless to build systems that mimic an existing process. I believe this approach is […]

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EMR adoption doesn’t have to hurt a bit

I have blogged about change a few times already.  This is a pretty important topic as it relates to healthcare reform and technology adoption.  It can be summed up in a single sentence: Change is coming. Physicians don’t have time for change.  Nurses don’t have time for change.  Administrators don’t have time.  Everyone in the industry […]

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Healthcare is a Social Media Feast

In an article about patient portals, the writer comments, “To be honest, I’m not a big fan of calling people and talking on the phone.”  I think this sentence defines the future of healthcare technology and practice. Healthcare is a highly interactive process.  Social media, the internet, and the on-demand society have redefined most of […]

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MU stage 1 is the cornerstone of a much larger change

In their WSJ article, Stephen Soumerai and Ross Koppel point out that physicians and hospitals have spent billions of dollars on costly healthcare information technologies and have not realized benefits of these expenses.  While everything they are saying is mostly accurate, I believe they are missing the bigger picture.  Meaningful Use stage one is not […]

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Readmission Rates – No Pain, No Gain

The readmission rate refers to patients who are discharged, then readmitted to the same facility for the same medical condition within a specific time period.  For example, if I am discharged with Heart Failure and I return to the same hospital with Heart Failure conditions within 15 or 30 days, that is considered a readmission. […]

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BI Usage is Growing in Healthcare

In his article, Healthcare’s Radar Picks up Increased Business Intelligence Activity, Eric Wicklund makes some good points and ponders the best way to use business intelligence to improve healthcare. Some background:  75% of payers and 44% providers find value in analytics, yet only 26% have BI programs in use.  This shows a tremendous market for BI […]

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