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EMR, EHR and MU Presentation

Posted on August 23, 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.

I recently had the great opportunity to go to breakfast with Valerie Migliore and Karin Eichler during my visit to my in-laws in the upstate New York area (Rochester specifically). Despite being very pleasant ladies I was also happy to see they could speak EMR speak with me. I’ve met a whole lot of different people over the years and far too often I go and meet with someone who is just getting into the EMR world and so they’re still learning the ways of the EMR (excuse the Star Wars reference). I still enjoy those types of visits, but I really enjoy meeting with people like Valerie and Karin who can share with me some other EMR perspectives. In fact, they often show me new ways that I hadn’t looked at something before.

Turns out Val and Karin recently did a presentation about EMR, EHR and meaningful use in Syracuse, NY. They shared their slides with me and I thought they provides some interesting roadmaps and perspectives on EMR selection and implementation. I particularly liked the 17th slide where they show 2 staff involvement pie charts (between leadership, business, clinical and IT) for a successful EHR project and an unsuccessful EHR project (requoted from Shahid Shah’s http://www.slideshare.net/EHRoutlook/guaranteeing-successful-ehr-implementations).

I’d have liked to have been at the presentation to hear what they said with the slides, but I’ve embedded their slides below so you could learn from these smart people as well.

As a side note, I believe Valerie and Karin are working to build their EHR consulting clients in upstate NY. So, if you’re in that area and looking for someone to work with I can put you in touch with them.

On the Road

Posted on July 17, 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.

I’m pretty sure that most of you didn’t notice that I was completely off the grid this last week. I was high up in the mountains at a high adventure scout camp enjoying the beauty of God’s creations while shooting guns, mountain biking, saling, hiking and many other amazing adventures. It’s actually a great thing for me to do it. It is great fun to work with fine young men and see them have these amazing experiences, but it’s also a great way for me to recharge. Hopefully you didn’t notice my absence since I scheduled the posts to appear as usual throughout the week.

This week I’m actually “on vacation” as well.  I’m in Rochester, NY where my wife is from. Although I’m never far from work. I’ll be spending some time posting as usual. Plus, I’m hoping to have lunch with a reader of this site while I’m here.  I’d love to meet other readers from Rochester if you’re free sometime too.

Not to mention, I met someone today that is a PA in DC and we talked for a little while about EMR. It’s always interesting to get new perspectives. Plus, I’m always amazed at how little these clinical people really know about the details of the stimulus. I guess that’s what happens when you eat, sleep, and drink it every day. This PA from DC also made me excited to go to DC sometime soon. So, if you know of a must attend healthcare IT conference happening in DC, let me know. I’ve never been and I now have a number of reasons to go out there. Plus, I’ve been itching to go to a conference. Of course, I’d love to meet any DC readers as well.

More tomorrow from the beautiful upstate NY. I’m not use to all this green.