Ferdinand Velasco, MD, VP/CMIO, Texas Health Resources, Talks Attestation, Podcast Chapter 2

Ferdinand Velasco, MD, VP & CMIO, Texas Health Resources

While many are taking their time with Meaningful Use Stage 1, content to attest in 2012, Texas Health Resources has jumped in with both feet. In fact, the organization attested to compliance for all 11 of its hospitals at the earliest possible moment, and used the earliest possible window as its 90-day period. And while CMIO Ferdinand Velasco, MD, has some sympathy for those struggling to get widespread adoption of electronic problem lists, he’s got little patience for those who generally grumble that the bar has been set too high. To learn more about THR’s journey, and how the organization is viewing Stage 2, Anthony Guerra recently caught up Dr. Velasco.

Chapter 1

Chapter 2

  • The cost of advanced core clinicals
  • Is Meaningful Use crowding out innovation?
  • Thoughts on Stage 2
  • EMR usability
  • Fostering physician adoption — mandates vs flexibility
  • ICD-10 transition
  • Texas Health Advisory Services
  • Dear Industry, “Stop whining”
  • Advice: attestation is straightforward, but registration is tricky

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