Do You Even Qualify For the ARRA Money?

January 19, 2010 / 0 Comments / in arra, stimulus, Uncategorized, ehr / by Chip Hart

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...

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Swine Flu Coding and Other Interesting News

Buried, which seems to be my status since August.  Some interesting items:

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Experts Review CCHIT and Stimulus Package

About a year ago, I shared a piece from about CCHIT (on whose Child Health Certification committee I serve).  I found their original response pretty well balanced, so I now pass...

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More About The Stimulus Package and Pediatrics

I don't like to think about the blog on weekends - hey, we're busy preparing for Nowruz! - but I saw this post from Dr. Russell Libby and had to share it.  I wish I had thought to do a similar...

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Stimulus Package and Pediatricians

March 18, 2009 / 0 Comments / in stimulus, Uncategorized, CCHIT, ehr / by Chip Hart

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...

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CCHIT Public Comment Period (Important For Peds)

December 21, 2008 / 0 Comments / in Uncategorized, CCHIT, ehr / by Chip Hart

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,...

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December 07, 2008 / 0 Comments / in Uncategorized, CCHIT, ehr / by Chip Hart

With the Obama administration arrival only a few weeks away, the discussion about CCHIT’s long-term viability is starting to heat up.  Even though I am on the Child Health Workgroup and appreciate...

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Fun with CCHIT (New Child Health Certification Criteria)

CCHIT has announced the new optional Child Health Certification Criteria. Click on the link, read the PDF, get a sense of what hoops the pediatric EHR world is going to have to jump through shortly.

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5 Ways Physicians Can Profit from Using an EMR

Back in March, I reacted to a piece from about CCHIT certification and even though I ripped through it honestly, I think they were appreciative of the coverage and sent me a...

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More Practical CCHIT Information

After my original posting about CCHIT and pediatricians, I heard from a number of folks off-line. I had the beginning of an excellent conversation of someone associated with the AAP's effort to...

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