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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 – …

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 …

CCHIT Followup

This is the blog that was never meant to be.  Two times, now, I have lost the entire thing just before posting due to a quick trigger finger.  Ay yi yi.  I will fight the WWW Gods, though, and make it happen. CCHIT Update #1: After my comments from the CCHIT meeting recently, one of …

CCHIT Approves Latest Criteria

I might be the first person to actually blog during his CCHIT Workgroup meeting, but it really isn’t taking much double-tasking to do it, as it’s a cut-and-paste.  From CCHIT itself: CERTIFICATION COMMISSION APPROVES LATEST CRITERIA Plans Program Changes to Meet New Federal Needs CHICAGO – May 19, 2008 – The Certification Commission for Healthcare …

Experts Review CCHIT and Stimulus Package

About a year ago, I shared a piece from softwareadvice.com about CCHIT (on whose Child Health Certification committee I serve).  I found their original response pretty well balanced, so I now pass along their followup to the piece.  I won’t go through it like I did last time, as my points haven’t changed much, but …

Stimulus Package and Pediatricians

I’ve had a lot of surprisingly hopeful emails hit me referring to all the “free money” docs expect to get as a result of the Obama stimulus package.  Put your cynical hats on, folks, because if you think that the HIT-driven stimulus money as it’s designed right now is going to benefit you or your …

Cyber SLAPPed!

These things always happen when I can least afford to spend time working on them.   When I leave town, for example, and can’t get my mail…PedTalk usually explodes.  This time, it’s school break and we received the following at PCC: Re:       Offensive blog postings regarding HIMSS and CCHIT Dear Mr. Hart & Mr. Canning: Our …

CCHIT Public Comment Period (Important For Peds)

As you may know, I am on the CCHIT Child Health Workgroup.  My participation is related, I believe, to my criticism of the certification and it’s misuse.  But if you’re not part of the solution, you’re part of the problem, so there I am on the workgroup itself.  I think I am the only committee …