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See http://www.socialmediahit.com/ for more information. Hospital systems and State and Federal governments have been focused on implementing electronic heal… Video Rating: 5 / 5

Jessie Gruman, Ph.D. — President, Center for Advancing Health. Video Rating: 0 / 5

Courtesy of the mHealth Tanzania Public Private Partnership, which is led by the Ministry of Health & Social Welfare in Tanzania and operating with the suppo…

Social tools for health plans are necessary as technology changes how consumers access their health information. Prism Services Group explains why a retail e… MedShare is an award-winning provider of mobile EMR and Agency management solutions to the North American home health care sector; the fastest growing segmen…

“You have to take what people think is wrong or even foolish and make the breakthroughs of tomorrow.” – John Kheir, MD I’m still in awe of the ideas that John Kheir, MD presented at TEDMED around injectable oxygen-filled microbubbles. The concept is fascinating and while I know nothing about the science or medical requirements of what he was doing, I was even more impressed with the challenges that John Kheir faced from “the establishment” when he through out what many considered to be foolish ideas.

#his2013 Overhage: EMR deployment success is also creating a problem as we deploy Commerial products – more difficult to experiment/research — Ross D. Martin (@RossMartin) April 26, 2013 This is an interesting observation. I see what Ross means when it comes to experimentation. Meaningful use and the rest of the government regulations are sucking the innovation out of healthcare IT and EMR in particular. However, from a research stand point, EMR can open up a whole new section of research. Maybe Ross was referring to research on the best way to do EMR. Agree! cc @ intelhealthit RT @ peggylou74 Lots of good EMR blogging: workflow, interoperability, check it out ilms.intel.com/aprimoportal/O… — Charles Webster, MD(@EHRworkflow) April 26, 2013 I love more people blogging about EMR. Although, it seems that some of the best EMR blogs are coming from vendors. I love vendors involvement and perspective in the blogosphere, but I’d love to see more independent EMR bloggers as well. Excellent new resource on @ ehrandhit RT @ techguy EMR and EHR Whitepapers dlvr.it/3GtY41 — Charles Webster, MD(@EHRworkflow) April 23, 2013 I was glad that Dr. Webster likes the healthcare IT whitepaper resource we created. The nice part is that we’re just getting started with it and the resource will get even better over time. Related Posts EMR and Healthcare IT Blogging Community – Let the Sparring Begin Healthcare Blogging Summit 2006 – First-Ever Conference on Healthcare Blogging HITR – Health Information Technology Research Hub and Social Network

Now that schedules are returning to normal, it’s appropriate to review the events of last week and reflect on the lessons learned with the benefit of hindsight. 1.

The loud, insistent calls in Washington to rein in the rising costs of Social Security and Medicare ignore a major and expensive entitlement program — the military’s health care system.

The Washington Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) has reported that it suffered a 652-patient data breach on Feb. 4 when private psychologist contractor’s laptop was stolen in Gig Harbor, Wash. The Washington Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) has reported that it suffered a 652- patient data breach on Feb. 4 when private psychologist contractor’s laptop was stolen in Gig Harbor, Wash. The computer belonging to Dr. Sunil Kakar was recovered in a pawn shop by Gig Harbor Police on Feb. 14. Security measures, including password protection, were in place. There is no evidence that the files were accessed by unauthorized people or used for identity theft. read more

UPMC, Cleveland Clinic CIOs Say EHR Experts Hard to Find – blogs.wsj.com/cio/2013/03/21… via @ wsj @ healthit #EMR #meaningfuluse — Nuance Healthcare (@NuanceHealth) March 25, 2013 I guess Cleveland Clinic doesn’t think the government trained EHR workforce. I know a lot of them that can’t get a job in any EHR position. Wow – if you were ever in doubt on how careful u need to be in #hcsm & #HITsm tcrn.ch/ZhUp3O — Nick van Terheyden (@drnic1) March 24, 2013 This story is a crazy one and spiral out of control is the right term. Although, this post by Amanda Blum is the best look at the issues from my point of view. Dr. Nick is right that you do have to be careful. In fact, the case above wasn’t even something that happened on social media. It was something that happened in person at a conference and then social media blew it up. So, I’d actually argue that it’s more important than ever for you to be involved in social media. That way if something does blow up, you see it and can deal with the situation before it spins out of control. What I do hate most about the story is the lack of civility and not giving people the benefit of the doubt. I hate that part of the way society is heading. Communication can solve a lot of issues if people would just use it. Instead, we assume the worst in people. That’s unfortunate. From my #EMR Straight Talk #blog “Meaningful Use Attestation Data Points to Future Vendor Success/Failure” ow.ly/jcSoo — Evan Steele, SRSsoft (@Evan_Steele) March 19, 2013 Evan’s opening line to the blog post says, “CMS just released the December 2012 attestation data, and one thing is abundantly clear—many EHR vendors will not be around to see Stage 2.” I don’t agree with his conclusion. I expect we’ll have nearly as many in meaningful use stage 2 as we did in stage 1. Meaningful Use stage 3 is likely where we’re going to see fallout. Although, it does beg the question of how many EHR vendors will stay in business without EHR incentive money? I’ve often said that it’s surprising how good of a business you can run with just a few thousand doctors. Related posts: eCollaboration at HIMSS12, MU Stage 2, Healthcare Social Media, Tablets and Accessible Patient Data Healthcare Social Media #hcsm Healthcare IT Companies That Shouldn’t Do Social Media

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