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PCC Passes ONC-ATCB Certification

I usually don’t talk much about PCC’s actual “business” here, but I can’t help myself today. Although we’ve known for a little while, it’s official now: PCC has passed ARRA certification!  Woohoo! I wanted to throw an image of the certified seal up here, but I didn’t want the Gods of ONC to come down …

ARRA Sleight of Hand

It began with a simple message in my mailbox.  “Poll for your blog – Will RECs deliver on their mission?”  I bopped over to the softwareadvice.com piece about RECs and was pleasantly surprised by their analysis of the REC process so far.  Their analysis lines up with our experiences as a vendor.  Because we work …

ARRA EHR Incentive Money Myths and Shopping Tips

I’m really not this lazy, it’s just that what Erica has put together is really good. If you’re a pediatrcian and thinking about ARRA (as many of you appear to be), PedSource is assembling what I think are among the best pediatric-focused ARRA resources you will find anywhere. Erica’s latest piece is entitled “ARRA EHR …

Meaningful Use for Pediatricians

As you may have heard – even the AAP has announced the news – the Final Draft of the Meaningful Use Final Rule has been issued by CMS.  There are already dozens of analyses of the results posted on-line (how some of these folks read 860+ pages in a matter of hours is beyond me), …

The Latest CCHIT and ARRA Conversation

As many of you know, I am on the CCHIT Child Health Workgroup, which has been both a delight and an exercise in futility.  The focus and capability of the folks on that committee is intimidating, to say the least…but, sadly, we have not met since last September, if I have my dates right.  Everyone – …

What Is Your Time Worth?

Check out my new favorite toy: What’s More Profitable: Demonstrating Meaningful Use or Managing Your Productivity? The good folks over at SRSsoft, whose CEO Evan Steele is one of the few people in HIT telling the truth, pointed me to their Productivity Calculator tool.  I think this should be the first step anyone takes towards purchasing an …

Do You Even Qualify For the ARRA Money?

We continue to get daily calls and requests for information about the ARRA funding.  We were even told by a potential client that they went with a well-known (but little liked) vendor now in order to maximize their ARRA $$, even though the money itself may be a mirage and they don’t even know what …

First 2010 Post (Conferences, Meaningful Use, and More)

A few years ago I passed a church as a wedding party pushed out onto the lawn at the end of the ceremony. My boys were in the back seat and the younger looked out the window and said out loud, “Dad, I don’t want to have to get married.” I wasn’t too surprised, really, …

Meaningful Use, HHS, AAP, You Name It!

After today’s post, I am going to return with some really cool benchmark data (the sort of topic I prefer), but the news about EHRs is coming fast and furiously. My apologies for the length of the post. First, from the AAP: Thank you to everyone who helped promote the Webinar over the last few …