John Halamka, M.D., CIO, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Chapter 2

Thoughts on the HIT Policy Committee
Why the HIT Standards Committee is “Camelot”
Advice for furthering CPOE and electronic documentation
Hospital/physician practice integration
Tackling quality measures

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Is The Meaningful Use Race Fair?

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In a recent article, I was portrayed as someone who does not fully believe the benefits of EMR adoption are, shall we say, meaningful.  The author went on to describe the tremendous benefits one health system has gotten from the use of EHR and how terrific the new HITECH regulations and incentives are.  I assume […]

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Test Cases Urged In Usability Recommendations

Rather than study electronic health record (EHR) usability in the abstract, “a few high-value use cases, particularly those that have patient safety implications,” should be examined, according to recommendations developed by the HIT Policy Committee’s Adoption and Certification Workgroup. Those recommendations — based on a day of hearings held by the workgroup — were outlined […]

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Marc Probst, Member, HIT Policy Committee, CIO, Intermountain Healthcare, Transcript/Podcast Chapter 2

*The cost of volunteering
*PCAST implications
*The new National Coordinator
*The government process — “It’s not the way you’d run a business, for sure”
*Thoughts on Stage 2

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Marc Probst, Member, HIT Policy Committee, CIO, Intermountain Healthcare, Transcript/Podcast Chapter 1

*Attestation begins, but will it tell us much?
“*If we don’t pay attention to what happens in Stage 1, we could completely debilitate this process in Stage 2″
*”Meaningful Use was written very much for the vended applications”
*Defining success for the Meaningful Use program

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