What’s the value of health IT?

September 12th, 2014 By
My 10 years in IT before entering healthcare took me from Silicon Valley to China to Chicago, from 3-guys-in-a-garage to 5,000-employee behemoths, from materials science to wireless telecom, and from business-to-business to consumer then back again. And that’s just a glimpse of the many...
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An AMGA2014 Look-Back: What’s Your 20 Mile March?

April 17th, 2014 By
Beth Houck (VP Client Services) and I greatly enjoyed catching up with clients and making new friends in Grapevine, Texas.  The Gaylord Texan Resort venue was impressive: canyons, rivers, and standalone buildings all under an enormous dome, and having the NCAA Final Four basketball tournament in...
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AMGA Preview: Intermountain Presentation and Launch of the Customer Advisory Council

March 26th, 2014 By
  We’re looking forward to the upcoming AMGA 2014 Conference taking place from April 3-5th in Grapevine, Texas. We have some great things happening and welcome the chance to connect with you at our booth (#204). Beth Houck (VP Client Services) and I will be attending. We are co-presenting...
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CFOs Take Note: Don’t Miss Meaningful Use in 2014

March 25th, 2014 By
  Erin Mastagni of ECG Management Consultants recently published a blog post, "Meaningful Use Incentive and Penalty Scenarios: Medicare", which is useful for provider organizations in the Medicare Meaningful Use program. In the blog post, Erin explains the financial impacts of delaying or...
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HIMSS14 Interview with HealthcareNowRadio

March 7th, 2014 By
  Thanks to HealthcareNowRadio for taking time to catch up! Listen to our conversation on HealthcareNowRadio.com. Beth Houck talks a bit about where in the organization to put your Meaningful Use program and specifically talks about the pros and cons of an IT-led program vs a program led...
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A HIMSS14 Look-Back: “When the walls come tumblin’ down…”

March 3rd, 2014 By
John Mellencamp (or add the "Cougar" in the middle if you don’t mind dating yourself) may have seen the parallels with his 80’s anthem at HIMSS14 in Orlando. Outside of the additional discussion and reinforcements of the regulatory imperatives driving toward healthcare data interoperability...
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Useful MU Links from CHIME and CMS

February 12th, 2014 By
  Reducing Meaningful Use Audit Risk: Real Stories and Best Practices  was an informative CHIME College Live Webinar moderated by Tom S. Lee, Ph.D., SA Ignite, and featuring Dr. Hal Baker, M.D., Wellspan Health, and Dr. Shannon Sims, M.D., Ph.D., Rush University Medical Center.  During...
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CHIME WEBINAR FEB. 12. Investigating Likely Meaningful Use Audit Triggers

February 9th, 2014 By
  Although meaningful use auditors understandably will not reveal the exact triggers for an audit, auditors have recently disclosed certain Meaningful Use data attributes that not only may be due to errors in EHR reporting queries or configurations, but that also may raise the risk of...
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