Away From Blogging Sick

The latest flu bug that’s been going around has hit me pretty hard. I’ll be back tomorrow (assuming all goes well) with more posts.

Until then, some interesting news items for you to consider:
SOAPware Announces Release of PMS – They’ve been working on this for a while. Plus, it’s interesting to see the pure EMR companies getting a PMS. Check out this interview I did previously with the SOAPware president.

SRS and Ingenix Collaborate to Deliver PMS and EHR – Another case of an EMR partnering with a PMS system. Plus, now SRSsoft can get to meaningful use. As expected, EVERY EMR vendor is likely going to need to be able to say, “Our EMR can show meaningful use.”

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John Lynn

John Lynn

John Lynn is the Founder of the HealthcareScene.com, a network of leading Healthcare IT resources. The flagship blog, Healthcare IT Today, contains over 13,000 articles with over half of the articles written by John. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 20 million times.

John manages Healthcare IT Central, the leading career Health IT job board. He also organizes the first of its kind conference and community focused on healthcare marketing, Healthcare and IT Marketing Conference, and a healthcare IT conference, EXPO.health, focused on practical healthcare IT innovation. John is an advisor to multiple healthcare IT companies. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can be found on Twitter: @techguy.

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  • Sorry to hear it, John, hope you get well soon. To add to your list, the ONC is going to host a public call about meaningful use on Thursday. Here’s the info from the email:

    The Meaningful Use Workgroup will hold two final hearings on the meaningful use criteria (Population Health and Care Coordination). All are invited to attend or listen in.

    On Thursday, July 29th, the MU WG will hold a hearing on Population Health, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m./Eastern. The meeting will be held at the OMNI Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert Street, NW, Washington, DC. (Dial in information below).

    Presenters included persons from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, state and local public health officials, and experts in information infrastructure in public health. The focus of their testimony revolves around two primary questions:

    * What population health effects should public health agencies expect as the nation moves toward meaningful use (MU) of certified EHRs?
    * How can governmental public health agencies leverage these MU efforts and investments and the goals of a learning health system to improve population health?

    Instructions:

    Web: At least 10 minutes prior to the meeting start time, please go to: http://altarum.adobeconnect.com/MU

    Audio: You may listen in via computer or telephone.
    US toll free: 1-877-705-2976
    International Direct: 1-201-689-8798

    The Meaningful Use Workgroup will hold its final hearing on criteria, on Care Coordination, on Thursday, August 5, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m./Eastern at the Washington Marriott at Metro Center in Washington, DC. Testimony from this hearing will help the Meaningful Workgroup formulate recommendations to the HIT Policy Committee and the National Coordinator on the specified functionalities beginning in Stage 1 of Meaningful Use, which involves electronically capturing health information, and communicating that information for the coordination of care.

    Instructions:

    Web: At least 10 minutes prior to the meeting start time, please go to: http://altarum.adobeconnect.com/MU

    Audio: You may listen in via computer or telephone.
    US toll free: 1-877-705-2976
    International Direct: 1-201-689-8798

    Agendas, Materials for the Testimony Hearings are available on the ONC Website: healthit.hhs.gov

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