Blogging about EHRs from a social service perspective

The future of QR codes

Someone recently told me that QR codes were no longer trendy and would be fading away shortly.  I think the verdict is still out on QR codes.  First, only half … Continue reading

June 25, 2012 · Leave a comment

EHR should change for the business and the business should change to fit the EHR.

“We’re not building our business around the EHR.  The EHR should change to fit our business.” I cannot count the number of times I’ve heard that phrase over the years.  Sometimes, either through admin functions … Continue reading

June 11, 2012 · Leave a comment

NIH-funded study – mobile technology used to improve diet and activity behavior

Here’s another article showing how the use of mobile apps are increasing healthy behaviors in patients.  All groups studied improved by just using the mobile app, but the largest improvement was in … Continue reading

May 31, 2012 · 1 Comment

SAMHSA: Responsible Health IT for Behavioral Health

SAMHSA newsletter about HIPAA and EHRs.  Included is information on their “Open Behavioral Health Information Technology Architecture (OBHITA) Project:” “This project is focused on standardizing methods for data collection and … Continue reading

May 29, 2012 · Leave a comment

ONC Wants Medical Practices To Have A Privacy and Security Officer | EMR and EHR

ONC Wants Medical Practices To Have A Privacy and Security Officer | EMR and EHR. I really like this blog post:  It makes sense that hiring privacy and security officers would … Continue reading

May 22, 2012 · Leave a comment

Specialty Electronic Health Records — are they needed?

I’ve recently come across several electronic health record (EHR) vendors in my travels that market themselves in a certain ‘specialty.’  There are EHRs for primary care, hospitals, child welfare organizations, … Continue reading

May 14, 2012 · Leave a comment

New EHR Incentive reports available from CMS

Data and Reports | Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services. The feds just released reports from 2011 and parts of 2012 for their Medicare & Medicaid EHR incentives program.  It’s not … Continue reading

May 7, 2012 · 2 Comments