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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.

New Smartphone Device May Bring Brain Scanning Home

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An amazing new gadget has been developed by researchers from the Technical University of Denmark.  They have developed a portable EEG device that can monitor brain activity using a Nokia N900 smartphone.  According to an article from medgadget.com this new device would allow people to monitor their brain activity from the comfort of their homes without having to go in for an expensive procedure.

The system also uses a commercially available Emotive EPOC wireless EEG headset and a specially designed app.  Using these tools together, multiple users can monitor their brain waves while working together on a task.  That should provide interesting insights into how our brains work individually.

It can also be hooked up with more powerful computers to provided in depth analysis of the information.  While it will likely not replace traditional scanners, not will it become something that everyday people will use, it could become extremely useful.  It could allow people to save time and money by being tested at home rather than making expensive doctors visits.

This also seems to be the general trend of mobile medical devices.  Creating the ability to do things at home that previously required a visit to the doctor.  It will be interesting to see how many of these devices actually achieve widespread adoption.

Creating Value Using Your Medical Practice’s Website

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When you’re busy running a medical practice, your website may not be your top priority. But with 80 percent of your potential customers searching for medical information via the Internet, it’s important to make your online presence more of a focus. Learn how you can update your website to attract prospective patients, increase credibility and trust with current patients, and translate your heightened online presence into tangible financial benefits.
Randall V. Wong, M.D., co-founder of Medical Marketing Enterprises, LLC.

 

 

Watch the video here.