Monday, November 2, 2009

Providers skeptical of meaningful use reimbursement process

Providers skeptical of meaningful use reimbursement process"Under a draft of potential measures released in September by the HIT Policy Committee, eligible providers would have to use CPOE (computerized physician order entry) for all orders, implement drug-drug, drug allergy and drug-formulary checks and maintain an up-to-date problem list of current and active diagnoses based on ICD-9 or SNOMED.

The issue of interoperability with hospitals in the local community is essential:
"...physicians from small practices often interact with more than five community hospitals and several labs, each with a different system. Doctors need to know that whatever electronic health record they buy will work with the systems the labs and hospitals have."

Sunday, November 1, 2009

WSJ: Video conferencing in Medicine

More Hospitals Are Using Video to Connect Patients With Specialists Far Away, Speeding Treatment

see the WSJ article here.