Posts Tagged ‘meaningful use’

Advice From a HIT Man: Take the Meaningful Use Cannoli

In "The Godfather," the character Peter Clemenza reminds us that even in violent, turbulent times, something sweet can be salvaged. As we all assess and improvise after the ICD-10 delay, we can’t ignore the cannoli. Meaningful Use Stage 2 and the ICD-10 adoption were aligned to create “the perfect storm.” They are now offset by a […]

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The Great Divide: Some Closing Thoughts on HIMSS14

Frank Speidel MD

Walking the halls of the Orlando Convention Center at HIMSS14 this past week, I was aware of a great divide. As one approached the vendor booths, information systems in healthcare were portrayed as successful and benefit-laden. As one walked the aisles with hands-on providers, those same systems were seen as increasingly expensive, disruptive and barren. […]

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Checking for Vital Signs at HIMSS14

Frank Speidel MD

There’s a reason why they are called vital signs. By looking at temperature, pulse, blood pressure and respiratory rate, physicians can assess the status and direction of a patient’s health. Although my practice days are over, I’m eager to check the vital signs of healthcare IT next week at HIMSS14. By most accounts, the patient […]

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