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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 …

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 …

AAP Federal Health Care Reform Update #3

Siouxsie has given me another AAP Healthcare Reform update to continue our previous announcements.  First, an important webinar: In an effort to provide detailed information on health care reform directly to our membership, AAP will be conducting a Webinar this Thursday, August 13. We hope that you will be able to join us. Please mark …

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 and Pediatricians

After receiving my third invite to a $450 “Learn What the ARRA Funding Will Do For You” seminar this week, I’ve decided to run a piece I wrote for the SOAPM newsletter that was released a few weeks ago.  Of course, you can become a SOAPM member and get these messages (and better/more!) a lot …

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 …

TN AAP, Stimulus Blogs, Jim Carrey, you name it . . .

There must be a stack of 10 data-related posts sitting in my in-box, but you get this cleanup announcement while I run off to coach farm league:  It turns out that I will be the keynote speaker for the TN AAP chapter meeting on June 19 in Nashville, TN.  Thanks, Michelle!  The titles of my …

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 …