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Is Physician EHR Adoption Getting Past the Penguin Problem?

Remember the penguin problem described by economists? No one moves unless everyone moves, so no one moves.  Overcoming the penguin problem has a lot to do with creating expectations. A recent writing by Dr. James O’Connor in Physician Practice expresses a voice from the physician community that I’ve never heard before.  His essay is entitled “Meaningful Use — [...]

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Is HITECH Working? #7: Where’s Plan B? Congress and ONC need to address major flaws in HITECH.

by Vince Kuraitis JD, MBA and David C. Kibbe MD, MBA Pop quiz: Among early-stage companies that are successful, what percentage are successful with the initial business model with which they started (Plan A) vs. a secondary business model (Plan B)? Harvard Business School Professor Clay Christensen studied this issue.  He found that among successful companies, only 7% [...]

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Is HITECH Working? #3: ONC got it right on the 3 major policy interpretations: Meaningful Use, Certification, Standards

We concluded our last post in this series with a blunt prediction that “key physicians will sit on the sidelines” and that clinician non-adoption of EHR technology is a potential “deal-breaker for the success of HITECH”. While this might sound like a criticism of the way HITECH has been implemented, it’s not intended that way — it’s a [...]

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Is HITECH Working? #2: Key physicians will sit on the sidelines (at least for now).

(click on any of the above graphics to be linked to the orginal source) by Vince Kuraitis JD, MBA and David C. Kibbe MD, MBA In the previous post in this series on “Is HITECH Working?”, we straightforwardly noted that hospitals are playing in the HITECH game. The issue of whether physicians will play is MUCH [...]

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Is HITECH Working? #1: Hospitals are grumbling but are playing in the game; success is not guaranteed.

by Vince Kuraitis JD, MBA and David C. Kibbe MD, MBA  The rationale for hospitals having to play in the HITECH game is straightforward: the financial carrots through 2015 are helpful, and the financial sticks after 2015 will be very painful. We’ll discuss: Financial Impacts on Hospitals Survey Data Showing Hospitals Will Play Why Success is Not Guaranteed Financial [...]

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Is HITECH Working? 7 Observations Mom Could Understand

“Make everything as simple as possible, but not simpler.” Albert Einstein by Vince Kuraitis JD, MBA and David C. Kibbe MD, MBA If you’re like many folks we talk with, you understand the importance of the HITECH Act legislation — yet feel overwhelmed by the complexity and details. This series of blog posts is for [...]

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A Compendium of Perspectives on the HITECH Certification NPRM

Just the Facts  Certification Programs NPRM (Notice of Proposed Rulemaking) Health IT, U. S. Department of Health and Human Services; March 2, 2010 Certification NPRM Facts-At-A-Glance FAQ   Bookmarked version of Certification NPRM (much easier to navigate) U. S. Department of Health and Human Services; March 2, 2010 Via OCCAM Practice Management blog, March 3, [...]

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A Compendium of Resources on the Federal HIT Meaningful Use NPRM and Standards IFR

* = highly recommended   Descriptive Summaries and Documents    *Dissecting the Meaningful Use Proposed Rule PowerPoint eHealth Initiative Policy Webinar; January 8, 2010   *What You Need to Know About the Meaningful Use Proposed Rule, Standards and Implementation Specification, and Interim Final Rule Certification Criteria PowerPoint HIMSS Webinar; January 6, 2010   *Meaningful Use, [...]

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HITECH Health IT Legislation: Opportunities for the DMAA Community

Dr. Don Storey and I spoke at the at The Forum 09 conference in San Diego earlier this week. The DMAA publication “The Continuum” had an excellent writeup of our enthusiastically received presentation.  Here’s a copy of our PowerPoint slides… HITECH Health IT Legislation: Opportunities for the DMAA Community View more presentations from vincek. and here’s DMAA’s writeup: Helping physicians [...]

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