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EMR Stimulus Incentive Poll

Posted on April 4, 2010 I Written By

John Lynn is the Founder of the HealthcareScene.com blog network which currently consists of 10 blogs containing over 8000 articles with John having written over 4000 of the articles himself. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 16 million times. John also manages Healthcare IT Central and Healthcare IT Today, the leading career Health IT job board and blog. John is co-founder of InfluentialNetworks.com and Physia.com. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can also be found on Twitter: @techguy and @ehrandhit and LinkedIn.

The details of the EMR stimulus incentive are really starting to come into focus. We know a lot more details about “meaningful use” and “certified EHR.” Sure, there are still a lot of questions to answer, but I think we have enough details for doctors to have a good idea of whether they’ll be pursuing EMR stimulus money or not. So, here’s another EMR stimulus poll to compare against the previous EHR stimulus poll we posted back in August 2009. Should be interesting to see the results and compare the difference.

EMR Meaningful Use Prediction Poll

Posted on December 8, 2009 I Written By

John Lynn is the Founder of the HealthcareScene.com blog network which currently consists of 10 blogs containing over 8000 articles with John having written over 4000 of the articles himself. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 16 million times. John also manages Healthcare IT Central and Healthcare IT Today, the leading career Health IT job board and blog. John is co-founder of InfluentialNetworks.com and Physia.com. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can also be found on Twitter: @techguy and @ehrandhit and LinkedIn.

We’re getting really close to HHS releasing the interim final rule regarding “meaningful use” of an EMR system. Most of healthcare IT can’t wait for this announcement. Hopefully it comes soon and that it helps to clarify how clinics will be able to receive the EMR stimulus money. In anticipation of the definition of “meaningful use” I’m interested to know people’s perception of what HHS will do with the definition of meaningful use of an EMR. Then, I’ll plan on posting the same poll after the interim final rule is posted as well.

ARRA EHR Stimulus Money Poll Results

Posted on September 2, 2009 I Written By

John Lynn is the Founder of the HealthcareScene.com blog network which currently consists of 10 blogs containing over 8000 articles with John having written over 4000 of the articles himself. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 16 million times. John also manages Healthcare IT Central and Healthcare IT Today, the leading career Health IT job board and blog. John is co-founder of InfluentialNetworks.com and Physia.com. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can also be found on Twitter: @techguy and @ehrandhit and LinkedIn.

A few days ago, I posted a poll to try and gauge how readers of this site are approaching the billions of dollars in EHR stimulus money. It’s still early in the voting so if you haven’t voted already, go and share (anonymously) how your clinic is approaching the EHR stimulus money.

However, even this early it’s interesting to see the current results of the ARRA EHR Stimulus money poll which asks the question: How are you planning to approach the ARRA EHR stimulus money?
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I’ll admit that I’m surprised by how many people voted for the “EHR Stimulus… or Bust” option. Although I guess I shouldn’t be surprised since I posted that EMR is About the Money.

What’s even more interesting is that 72% of those that voted are planning or hoping to get the EHR stimulus money. Looks like $18 billion in EHR stimulus is stimulating something.

Type of EMR Poll – SaaS, Web Based Client Server, or Client Server

Posted on June 1, 2009 I Written By

John Lynn is the Founder of the HealthcareScene.com blog network which currently consists of 10 blogs containing over 8000 articles with John having written over 4000 of the articles himself. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 16 million times. John also manages Healthcare IT Central and Healthcare IT Today, the leading career Health IT job board and blog. John is co-founder of InfluentialNetworks.com and Physia.com. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can also be found on Twitter: @techguy and @ehrandhit and LinkedIn.

I thought it would be interesting to see which type of EMR setup readers of EMR and HIPAA preferred. If you’re not sure what I mean by the various options, I put a short description of each EMR setup below. Also, feel free to leave a comment about why you made the choice you did.

Hosted Web Based EMR (SaaS/ASP) – This is where the EMR company (or some outside entity) hosts the EMR and provides you access to the EMR usually through your web browser. Data is stored in their location and requires an internet connection to access the EMR.
Client Server EMR (Web Based) – This is where you host the server for your EMR in your office, but you can access your EMR server using a standard web browser. Data is stored on the server in your office, but access to the server using a standard web browser can be available anywhere.
Client Server EMR (Client Install) – This is the traditional model of EMR where you have a server in your office and you install a client which you use to access your EMR. Data is stored on the server in your office and is only accessible from outside the office using some sort of remote desktop connection.

Plans for EMR Stimulus Money Poll

Posted on May 22, 2009 I Written By

John Lynn is the Founder of the HealthcareScene.com blog network which currently consists of 10 blogs containing over 8000 articles with John having written over 4000 of the articles himself. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 16 million times. John also manages Healthcare IT Central and Healthcare IT Today, the leading career Health IT job board and blog. John is co-founder of InfluentialNetworks.com and Physia.com. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can also be found on Twitter: @techguy and @ehrandhit and LinkedIn.

I posted an EHR stimulus poll a week ago and I thought it would be interesting to post some preliminary results. I really wish a few more people would have participated in the poll. It’s only 2 clicks to add your opinion. I expect over time I’ll get some more responses.

Take a look at the current results for the question: How will your clinic be approaching the EMR Stimulus money made available in the HITECH Act (ARRA)?
EMR Stimulus Money Poll Results

What’s surprising to me from the results so far is that such a large percentage of people are either waiting to hear about the EHR stimulus money or are planning on the EHR stimulus money. This poll is a little bit biased since so many of the people visiting EMR and HIPAA these days are coming here to learn about the EHR stimulus money.

Like I’ve said before, there’s no doubt that the $18 billion investment by Obama into electronic health records has increased the interest in EHR software. We’ll have to just wait and see how much of this increased interest in EHR turns into actual EHR purchases.

CCHIT As The HITECH Certification Criteria Poll

Posted on February 24, 2009 I Written By

John Lynn is the Founder of the HealthcareScene.com blog network which currently consists of 10 blogs containing over 8000 articles with John having written over 4000 of the articles himself. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 16 million times. John also manages Healthcare IT Central and Healthcare IT Today, the leading career Health IT job board and blog. John is co-founder of InfluentialNetworks.com and Physia.com. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can also be found on Twitter: @techguy and @ehrandhit and LinkedIn.

The HITECH act designated that in order to get the $40k+ of EHR stimulus money you have to implement a certified EHR. However, the HITECH act lets HHS decide which EHR certification criteria to use. All CCHIT vendors are hoping it will be the CCHIT certification. Many people don’t want it to be the CCHIT certification. I decided to see what readers of EMR and HIPAA think about CCHIT certification as the criteria. So, vote for which EHR certification criteria should be selected by HHS as the certification necessary for receiving EHR stimulus funds.