Hospital IT and Meaningful Use at AHIMA

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:!/techguy/status/121348440033738752

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:!/techguy/status/121350072167432193

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.

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John Lynn

John Lynn

John Lynn is the Founder of the, 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.

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