Time truly flies when you are having fun. Can you believe tomorrow is May 1? I am amazed how quickly this year is passing by. In an otherwise quiet week at the intersection of nephrology and health … [Read more...]
The HITECH Act: Then, and Now
Can you believe it? Fall officially begins this Friday! The football season is underway, the leaves will soon change colors, and before you know it, the College Hoops season will begin! It is hard to … [Read more...]
Meaningful Use: Still Kicking in 2016!
Can you believe that we only have a few months left of using the term “Meaningful Use” before it’s retired? There’s a small (and I mean small) part of me that will mourn the loss of the term—mainly … [Read more...]
March Madness & Meaningful Use: Strange Bedfellows?
March is well underway and workforce productivity is in the midst of a recurring springtime slump as that annual institution known as the NCAA basketball tournament is in full swing. If you were among … [Read more...]
Connecting Health and Care through HIT: From Meaningful Use to Interoperability
“Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.” —John F. Kennedy Do you like change? If you are a physician or work in a medical … [Read more...]
Meaningful Use: Public Health Objectives Demystified
Happy Leap Day! Did you know that leap day occurs in most years that are divisible by 4 (such as 2008, 2012, 2016, etc.), but years that are divisible by 100 (but not by 400) do not contain a leap day … [Read more...]
Good News: The 2015 Hardship Exception Arrives!
Last week, the moment we’ve all been waiting for arrived. Not the first snowfall of the year many of us experienced thanks to a winter storm named Jonas. No, I am talking about the latest rendition of … [Read more...]