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What Keeps EMR and HIPAA Running and New Healthcare Scene Service

Posted on January 12, 2012 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’m sure that many of you probably don’t know the story and history of EMR and HIPAA. Some day I’ll have to share the entire story, but EMR and HIPAA has been around for about 6 years and about two years ago during a panel at HIMSS I announced that I was going to quit my job and become a full time blogger. I must admit that it is pretty much a dream for me that I’m able to be a full time blogger doing something that I love. A long time ago I chose advertising as my model for making this happen. Thankfully there have been a lot of great companies that have supported me and this blog. Many of them for many years.

As I do every couple months I like to recognize the new EMR and HIPAA advertisers and recognize those advertisers that have renewed their ads. Many of the ad renewals have been doing so for a lot of years. I might have to go back and research how long many of these advertisers have been renewing on EMR and HIPAA and recognize them for this in the future.

Also, we have a NEW service we’re offering, so read to the bottom to learn more.

New EMR and HIPAA Advertisers
Medical Mastermind – I’ve been talking with Medical Mastermind for a while now about advertising, so I’m glad that not only did they decide to advertise on EMR and HIPAA, but they’re advertising across the entire Healthcare Scene blog network. They are offering a special Buy 2 EMR licenses, Get 1 Free offer right now for readers of this blog. One thing I really like about Medical Mastermind is that over the past year or so they’ve come under new management that’s really taking them to the next level as a company. Plus, they have a bunch of clients that have been with them for a long time. It’s always great for a company to have a base of existing users that have been with them for a while.

PTS Consulting Group – PTS Consulting Group is a multi-national consulting group with offices in Boston, New York and London (to name a few). I know a number of the consultants out of Boston and they are some of the most pleasant and professional people you can meet. They have some great war stories and you might remember the meaningful use tool they created. If you’re looking for an EMR consultant, they offer a free phone consultation so you can see if they’re a good fit for your organization. Plus, one of their best resume items is that they’re regular readers of EMR and HIPAA (Sorry, I couldn’t help myself).

Valant Medical Solutions – Valant Medical Solutions offers an EHR focused solely on the mental health profession. No doubt they agree with me that there’s a huge opportunity available to specialty specific EHR software. I think few would argue that the mental health space has unique needs where they can benefit from a specialty specific EHR. Turns out investors seem to agree since Valant Medical recently closed an almost $1 million funding round. This is a good sign for mental health professionals looking for a mental health specific EHR that’s going to be around for a while to come.

Dynamic Vault – One of the things that I think clinics do incredibly poorly is making sure that they have a quality backup of their EHR system. I’ve done a whole series on EHR backups before and I should do it again. Dynamic Vault offers a service to help solve a lot of the EHR backup problems. They handle Access Controls, Audit Controls, Data Integrity and provide a contingency plan. I’d encourage every clinic to evaluate their EHR backup plan and make sure it is sound. Otherwise, you should check out a service like Dynamic Vault.

Renewing EMR and HIPAA Advertisers
Now a big thanks to the following advertisers that have renewed their ad on EMR and HIPAA: Cerner, Practice Fusion, SOAPware, EMR Consultant, and Sequelmed. There are a bunch more in the process of renewing too. Watch for another batch coming soon.

New Healthcare Scene Service
Over time Healthcare Scene has gotten a lot of requests from companies to create content for them. My normal response was that I really didn’t have time to create content for other places. As I’ve grown Healthcare Scene to now something like 10 writers (depending on how you count), I realized that we do have a bunch of talented people who could create content for other companies as well.

With this as inspiration, I got together with one of my writers, Anne Zieger to put together a new Healthcare Scene Content Service. In fact, we already have 3 clients we’re working with now on content creation with more in discussion. While we certainly are great at creating blog posts, Anne Zieger also has years of experience creating whitepapers, case studies, surveys, webinars and other custom content.

Besides our experience in the healthcare and healthcare IT space, our content creation service has the unique ability to also be able to distribute the content that’s created across the Healthcare Scene network. This makes for a really compelling opportunity for companies with a story to get their voice heard.

We’re putting the finishing touches on a PDF describing the various services we can offer and as webpage describing those services as well. Until then, if you’re interested in more details, drop me a line on our Contact Us page and we’ll get right back to you with more details.

Meaningful Use Tool – Meaningful Use Monday

Posted on September 26, 2011 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.

Lynn is out partying in New York (otherwise known as the SRSsoft user group meeting), and so I’m going to try and fill in for her today in our continuing series of Meaningful Use Monday posts.

The great thing is that I was recently sent a meaningful use tool that was developed by Stacey Chapman, a consultant at PTS Consulting Group. Here’s a little background on Stacey:

Stacey Marie Chapman is a Principal Consultant with PTS Consulting, having previously worked as an Implementation Consultant, as well as, for eClinicalWorks. Stacey recently worked on curriculum development and instructional content for the ONC sponsored Community College Consortia to Educate Health Information Technology Professionals in Health Care Program through Bronx Community College.

PTS provides customized Electronic Health Record Project Management solutions for engagements of all size and specialty; effectively aligning IT applications with client’s process models, to achieve maximum operational efficiency and overall usability.

So, this Meaningful Use tool is built in excel and goes over all the various meaningful use requirements.(Note: Since it’s an excel file, I suggest you click the download link below since excel files don’t display very well in an embed)

You can see the full screen version of the meaningful use tool here.

Also, we’d love to get more questions you’d like answered on Meaningful Use Monday. If you have any questions or think there’s a topic we haven’t covered on Meaningful Use Monday, let us know in the comments or on our Contact Us page.