Electronic Medical Record | Healthcare
Blogs

Healthcare

Perspectives and insights on healthcare technology and healthcare industry trends and topics

Posts Tagged ‘Electronic Medical Record’

A Love Letter to Meaningful Use – #HIMSS14

It seems appropriate on Valentine’s Day to write love letters.  This is my letter of adoration to Meaningful Use.  In the past, I have written about how much time and productivity is wasted in the average physician’s office handling phone calls about prescription refills.  My physician’s office has successfully implemented their EMR software, and the […]

Read more

Trends to Watch in the Healthcare World in 2014

What’s transforming the ways in which healthcare is provided? legislation new competition innovative incentives a call to refocus on priorities a more empowered and digitally engaged consumer, who has more and greater expectations for quality of care and convenience of care. a renewed attention on healthcare by the consumer market thanks to ongoing press about […]

Read more

Top 5 Technology Trends in Healthcare – November 2013

The healthcare IT field is rapidly developing and changing. Emerging technology and updated regulations put pressure on healthcare providers and health plans to stay ahead of the curve. Perficient creates a monthly list that explores some of the current topics and issues in health IT. This list examines the most talked about issues and technologies […]

Read more

Chronic Disease Management through Disease Registries

Chronic diseases, those diseases lasting 3 months or more that cannot be prevented by vaccines or cured by medication1, are placing an increasing burden on our healthcare system.  Unfortunately, the United States has one of the highest rates of illness, disability and death due to chronic diseases, such as asthma, diabetes, coronary heart disease and […]

Read more

The Quest for My Complete, Portable Health Record

As I have written before, I currently see several physicians who do NOT use an EMR in the office.  They are awesome diagnosticians, people and mentors but they have not taken the leap to the electronic health world.  Now, add in two hospital networks that do NOT have patient portals for accessing my records and […]

Read more

EMR 3.0 and Doctors Lacking an Analytic Engine

As a big fan of kevinmd.com, I enjoyed reading David Nash, MD’s take on how doctors need an “EMR 3.0” analytic engine for accountability and that creating an analytics tool that monitors gaps in care for a provider’s population is very important for accountable care.  We also agree that as successful as the big EMR […]

Read more

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.  […]

Read more

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 […]

Read more

Top 5 Technology Trends in Healthcare – November 2012

The healthcare IT field is rapidly developing and changing. Emerging technology and updated regulations put pressure on healthcare providers and health plans to stay ahead of the curve. Perficient creates a monthly list that explores some of the current topics and issues in health IT. This list examines the most talked about issues and technologies […]

Read more

Driving Value in Healthcare with EMRs and SharePoint

My colleague, Michael Porter, posted a blog from the SharePoint Conference about an interesting session he attended. During the session, a business case on how SharePoint can benefit healthcare was presented. The case focused on a doctor working with a clinical IT director, utilizing technology to improve patient care. Here is an excerpt from Michael’s post […]

Read more

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 […]

Read more

Is the Economy Stalling Health Innovation?

CMS has paid out more than $4 billion in Meaningful Use incentive money.  I believe this is the catalyst to start healing our healthcare system.  Let me explain. The healthcare industry is lagging behind the banking industry about 30 years.  When I was in college, I had a checking account with a local bank.  It […]

Read more

Healthcare Blog

Perspectives on healthcare industry trends and topics and health IT insights to help organizations optimize operational performance, enhance patient and member experience, comply with regulatory demands and transform their business.

Archives