When I was at AHIMA I didn’t have too much time to attend many sessions. However, I did drop in for 10 minutes here and there for a session. I wrote about the healthcare social media session over on EMR and EHR and how messed up some of the comments were about it.
Another session that I attended was one where HIM professionals were talking about meaningful use. As many of you know, most of my background is on the ambulatory side of things. Certainly there’s a lot of crossover between ambulatory EMR & EHR and Hospital EMR & EHR, but then again much is quite different. For example, hospitals use so many committees. In fact, as I thought about this reality at AHIMA I sent the following tweet:
I’d love to hear the answer to that question. Although, I’d guess the answer is No.
At this same session I sent this tweet:
I was surprised to see so few hands. Although, a part of me wonders how many people would have raised their hands if you asked if they cared about meaningful use. I guess maybe that’s an exaggeration. After all, the session on meaningful use at AHIMA was the fullest session I’d seen.