Sunday, March 22, 2009

Dr David Blumenthal,ONCHIT Coordinator

Congratulations sir!

Primary care physician, EHR user for over a decade, Professor of Medicine at Harvard.

Need I say more. SV

Saturday, March 14, 2009

MSSNY HIT Fair and Vendor Demonstrations March 2009

HIT: “Why it’s Better for You & Your Patients”

Long Island Vendor Fair

Long Island Huntington Hilton on Route 110
598 Broadhollow Road, Melville, NY 11747
Wednesday, March 25, 2009

New York City Vendor Fair

Marriott Marquis Hotel on Times Square
45th Street (1535 Broadway), New York, New York 10036
Friday, March 27, 2009

NYC Area Physicians and Office Managers

Everything You Need to Know about Electronic Health Records (EHR.
Is it time to invest in EHR system? What system is good? What system should I buy? Shouldn’t I see several systems at once to compare?Hear from other physicians how to get started with an EHR system for your practice.

Take advantage of MSSNY’s year-long vetting process and meet the six vendor finalists! All your questions will be answered on Friday, March 27th at a day-long forum hosted by the Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY) at the Marriott New York Marquis, 1535 Broadway, New York City.

The program will give NCC area physicians and practice managers a chance to hear from other physicians about their transition experience. There is no charge for the program.
Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided. Registration starts at 8am.

CLICK HERE:March 25, 2009
:March 27, 2009

For more information, contact Eileen Clinton:; 518-465-8085

Medical Society of the State of New York , 865 Merrick Ave. , Westbury , NY 11590

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Sam's Club to sell eCW Electronic Health Records (EHR)

According to the NY Times, soon you'll be able to go to a local Sam's Club and purchase a package that includes eClinicalWorks and Dell computers for about $25,000.00 for the first doctor.
Annual support would be between $4000.00 and $6000.00.

I guess the Stimulus Package and a positive experience with the software in the Redi-Clinics has gotten Walmart to look at EHR distribution as a new product/service with a lot of potential.

I look forward to see if Walmart will now start promoting the DOSSIA PHR as well.

How many of you expect this announcement before year's end:

Rediclinic + Walmart medical customers + DOSSIA + eEHX = Community Health Information Exchange (HIE)?

What do you think? SV

NY Times

Sunday, March 08, 2009

American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009

Here HIMSS' FAQ's related to Health Information Technology (HIT)as well as information on Medicare Incentive Payments. SV



Thursday, March 05, 2009

Whitehouse Health Summit Today

Here is the list of the participants. SV


Here are the links to the videos:

President's Opening remarks

President's closing remarks

Summit Breakout
MAEHC EHR Education Session V: "System Deployment and Implementation"

Join the Webinar on March 9
Space is limited.
Reserve your Webinar seat now at:

“System Deployment and Implementation" presented by Dr. Alice Loveys, CMIO of the Monroe County Medical Society, Dr. Bonnie Sunday, a practicing New York physician in Family Practice, Karen Fairchild of Fairchild Consulting Inc. and Barbara Cox of Gap Consulting Inc.

Title: EHR Education Session V "System Deployment and Implementation"

Date:Monday, March 9, 2009
Time: 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM EDT

After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.

Session Objectives:

• EHR vendor capabilities: roles and responsibilities

• Hardware and network infrastructure requirements to support EMR and RHIO connectivity

• Protecting practice and patient data

• Maintaining systems in the practice

• Backups and disaster recovery

• Maintaining and refreshing hardware

• Training staff on hardware maintenance and support

• RHIO and SHIN-NY for interoperability

System Requirements
PC-based attendees
Required: Windows® 2000, XP Home, XP Pro, 2003 Server, Vista

Macintosh®-based attendees
Required: Mac OS® X 10.4 (Tiger®) or newer

Save the Date

Session VI Monday, March 23, 11 - 12:30 PM

"Reporting, Decision Support and Performance Measurement"


Dr. Alan Silver, Medical Officer, IPRO

Dr. Amanda Parsons, Director of Medical Quality, Primary Care Information Project, DOHMH