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...]