News items.

How Can COCIT Advance Your HIT Initiatives?

COCIT – the Council on Clinical Information Technology (COCIT) at the AAP – is finally getting its act together, imo.  I don’t think I’m surprising anyone to say that the group has suffered over the years from being stagnant and often irrelevant…but times are changing. What can COCIT do for you?  Here’s a great list …

Top 100 EHRs According to Medical Economics

Let’s get the link out of the way first: Medical Economics unveils its exclusive list of the Top 100 electronic health record (EHR) systems. It’s an interesting list and we, to my pleasant surprise, are on it (while many of the Usual Suspects we compete against are not).  Why am I surprised?  Because being pediatric …

Introducing…The Independent Pediatrician

No more teasing, here it is.  In fact, I’ll prove that it’s real: That’s me, holding a copy of The Independent Pediatrician that I plan to distribute to everyone I see at this week’s NCE. Can’t wait?  You can read it on-line here.  And, although it’s far from finished, we will be managing the hosting …

The Independent Pediatrician TEASER

One of the things keeping me from blogging has been my mild participation in the creation of this publication: Go ahead, click on a thumbnail for a teaser of the content.  I’ll be handing these out at the NCE and will gladly email you a PDF when it’s ready.  Just ask.

Pediatric Practice Management Mediacast

[01/03/13 Update: with the release of our latest episode, we have the Google Community page running nicely and the podcast is available both directly and in itunes (search for “pediatric practice management” or click there).  Please subscribe as we expect to deliver a new episode every two weeks. It’s alive and it’s official, even though …

2007 RVU Snag

The 2007 RVU changes were a bit of a mess. Read the AAP’s RVU brochure you’ll see this little tidbit: Budget Neutrality: Statutory guidelines indicate that revisions to the RVUs for physician services may not alter physician expenditures within the Medicare RBRVS physician fee schedule by more than $20 million from the principal expenditures that …

Convergence of Friends

Physician’s Practice just ran this article [may be broken]. It’s a real treat for me because, once Dr. Stoller does her presentation about Ghana at our 2007 Users’ Conference, then all three of the principles of the article – Pam Moore, Dr. Stoller, and Susanne Madden – have given presentations at our UC! Small world. …