Tuesday, October 21, 2008

P4P leads to increased smoking cessation program referrals

A recent article in the Archives of Internal Medicine found that P4P "bonuses" lead to increased referrals in some practices. Not surprisingly,referrals from practices that had a history of proactive referrals, did not vary significantly between controls and participants.

P4P helps practices with limited resources increase proactive activities. SV

Archives of Internal Medicine

Saturday, October 18, 2008


Leapfrog's recent study of CPOE reinforces the need for QA.
CPOE cannot function in vacuum effectively.
They offer a tool to assess a hospital's effectiveness in CPOE deployment. SV


Tuesday, October 07, 2008

eHealthcare Initiative: A Clinician's Guide to e-Prescribing

This is an excellent reference on e-Prescribing including terminology, state/national initiatives and troubleshooting. SV

e-Prescribing Guide

Sunday, October 05, 2008

Waterfront Media To Merge With Revolution Health Network

The Brooklyn company (close to home) and the Washington D.C. company merger creates a company with more traffic than WebMD. SV

Waterfront Media
HIXNY, Healthcare Information Xchange New York, will begin Troy Pilot

The last issue to be resolved before they can throw the switch is state approval of the patient consent process.
The first three hospitals will be Samaritan Hospital, Seton Health and Community Care Physicians.SV

Daily Gazette

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Walmart deploying Dossia PHR/PCHR to its associates

This is a major milestone for Dossia and its partner WebMD. SV

Earlier this year, Wal-Mart announced that 92.7 percent of associates have health care coverage, including 50.2 percent of associates who have coverage through Wal-Mart’s plan.
Wal-Mart is also helping provide associates and their families access to information that will enable them to make smarter health care decisions, including personal health records (PHR). Associates will now have the tools and resources to access their own life-long PHR through a secure, personal health care account through WebMD that is powered by Dossia, a health information technology consortium. Whether it is communicating more effectively with doctors or keeping track of vaccinations, PHRs give associates the ability to take a more active, informed role in their own health, as well as that of their families.


10 EHRs meet CCHIT Ambulatory EHR 2008 Criteria

Community Computer Service Inc.

eClinicalWorks 8.0

Epic Systems Corporation
EpicCare Ambulatory EMR Spring 2008

Greenway Medical Technologies, Inc.
PrimeSuite 2008

McKesson Provider Technologies
Practice Partner 9.3

MedLink International, Inc
MedLink TotalOffice 3.1

MedPlexus, Inc.
MedPlexus EHR

NextGen Healthcare Information Systems, Inc.
NextGen EMR 5.5.27

Pre-market, conditionally certified EHRs are new products that are fully certified once their operational use at a physician office site has been verified.

Pulse Systems Pulse Patient Relationship Management 4.1

VIP Medicine LLC SmartClinic 16