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The Case For Meaningful Use: Strengthened, Not Weakened (Again…)

Peter Basch

Approximately a year ago I wrote a blog for Health Affairs (The Case for Meaningful Use: Strengthened, Not Weakened) which addressed an article in the mainstream medical press that appeared to call into question the value of electronic health records … [Read more...]

Stage 2 Meaningful Use NPRM To Be Published Tomorrow – OMG!

Peter Basch

As everyone interested in Meaningful Use is already aware, an overview of the Stage 2 NPRM was presented at the annual Health Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS) today.  In addition to a presentation by CMS to standing room only audience, … [Read more...]

More Than 20,000 Eligible Professionals are Expected to Attest for Meaningful Use for the First Time in 2012 According to Informal Poll of AMDIS Members

Bria

According to an informal poll of members of the Association of Medical Directors of Information Systems (AMDIS), which was conducted in collaboration with Doctors Helping Doctors, we count more than 27,000 eligible professionals (EPs) who will attest … [Read more...]

Thinking About Meaningful Use: Part 2 – ePrescribing and Information-Enhanced Medication Management

Peter Basch

A few words about the history of ePrescribing in the US While the use of information technology to make prescribing safer has been a topic in the IT and safety worlds for as long as these domains existed, the key drivers that led to the rapid … [Read more...]

Thinking About Meaningful Use?

Peter Basch

Those with their ears close to the “policy ground” (or those who have seen official announcements from ONC) know to expect the Meaningful Use Stage 2 Notice of Proposed Rule Making (NPRM) any day now.  But that’s not what I am referring to.  … [Read more...]

Clinical Visit Summary – A Great Idea that Needs Work

Peter Basch

At our organization our physicians have been providing written patient instructions for several years.  This widespread custom grew out of existing capabilities within our EHR (a patient instructions form customized by specialty – such that … [Read more...]

The After Visit Summary

Chris Tashjian, MD

Last year we introduced something new in the exam room … The After Visit Summary (AVS).  With the advent of Meaningful Use criteria designated by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, my patients have new access to better … [Read more...]

Doctors Helping Doctors Transform Healthcare Launches an Ongoing Online Conversation for 2012

Peter Basch

My first post for the launch of our site was titled, “I Don’t Have Time for This.”  I still don’t, and the last 6 weeks has been particularly busy - generating Meaningful Use reports for several hundred doctors, and attempting to understand … [Read more...]

Benefits of e-Prescribing

Chris Tashjian, MD

  Much has been said about physician’s handwriting.  While it has become a “stereotype” of physicians it has also cause a great many medical errors.  With the electronic medical record now taking hold in more and more practices, … [Read more...]

Why Doctors Helping Doctors?

Peter Basch

I Don’t Have Time for This… I know this is probably what you’re thinking, especially if you are a practicing physician, the very sort of person we hope will find the site interesting and useful.  I know this because I don’t have time for … [Read more...]