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CPOE and Meaningful Use with Marc Probst, Mike Raymer, and Dr. Jonathan Handler – Google Plus Hangout

Posted on June 10, 2013 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.

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What: A Google+ Video Hangout with Marc Probst, Mike Raymer, and Dr. Jonathan Handler discussing CPOE (Comuterized Physician Order Entry) and Meaningful Use
Date: Thursday, June 13, 2013
Time: 4:00 – 4:30 p.m. EST
Location: About 5 minutes before the event, we’ll embed the video stream on this page or you can find the video stream on the event’s Google+ page as well.

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Details:
Mark your calendars to join the following healthcare experts as they discuss CPOE and Meaningful Use

The video will be available to view live on this page and the recorded video will be embedded on this page after the hangout as well.

If you have any questions you’d like to pose before or during the hangout, send them to @ehrandhit on Twitter or the G+ Event page and we’ll do our best to incorporate them into the discussion.

Marc Probst, CIO of Intermountain
Marc Probst - Intermountain

Mike Raymer, Senior Vice President of Solutions Management at M*Modal
Mike Raymer - MModal

Dr. Jonathan Handler, CMIO of M*Modal
Dr Jon Handler - MModal

EMR and EHR Jobs

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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 regularly hear from readers that are looking for a job in the healthcare IT and EHR field. It’s an interesting time in the EHR world because many organizations can’t find enough qualified EHR workers and yet there are many who would love to get into the EHR field of labor. Until now, very few organizations have been willing to train someone on the healthcare industry. We’ll see if that changes as meaningful use winds down and organizations don’t feel the same pressure they’ve felt chasing the government carrot.

4-5 years back I implemented an EMR and EHR job board into the sidebar of all of the Healthcare Scene websites. I’m always amazed at the number of views and applications that a job listed on it gets. Hopefully it’s helping both sides of the relationship (those searching for qualified people and those searching for jobs).

This week we’ve had a number of new job postings that I thought might be of interest to my readers:

EHR Information Scientist

Senior Analyst, EHR

HRIS/Benefits Manager

Take a look at those jobs and the others listed. Let your friends who are looking for EHR related jobs know about them. Hopefully we can help to make a difference in someone’s life.

If you’re someone looking for a job, feel free to leave a link to your online resume or LinkedIn page and a short description of your skills and what you’re looking for in the comments of this post. You never know who might be reading and see your comment.

Lumosity: An Exercise Program For Your Brain

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Katie Clark is originally from Colorado and currently lives in Utah with her husband and son. She writes primarily for Smart Phone Health Care, but contributes to several Health Care Scene blogs, including EMR Thoughts, EMR and EHR, and EMR and HIPAA. She enjoys learning about Health IT and mHealth, and finding ways to improve her own health along the way.

So often, we focus on our physical health, but neglect our mental health. All forms of dementia are devastating. Many people complain of brain fog. Thousands of people suffer from attention disorders. While I don’t claim to know the cure for any of these things (or even the cause) I do think that exercising the mind is just as important as exercising your body. I mean, if your brain fails, then your life ceases to exist. It’s a pretty important thing to take care of!

I saw a commercial today for a website called Lumosity.com. It sparked my interest, so I decided to check it out. The website says that it “turns neuroscience breakthroughs into fun, effective games” and it’s a way to “harness your brains neuroplasticity [the brain’s ability to grow and expand] and train your way into a brighter life.”

To be honest, it seems like it is set up a bit like an exercise website. When you sign up, you answer some questions about where you want changes to be made. Changes can be made in any of five categories, all of which have subcategories. These categories are memory, attention, speed, flexibility, and problem solving. You can select as many or as few of these categories as you want. After doing this, you can create an account and view your free and personalized training program, and you can personalize your training even further.

The program changes with you — as you get better at the challenges, you get newer ones. Each of the “sessions” include a variety of games to help you improve in the areas you initially selected. You get points very every game you do, to help you track your progress. The games are actually pretty fun, and challenging, and scientifically developed to help increase your brain function.

The basic version of Lumosity is free, but if you really want to get into the program, there are paid options. This gives you more games each day, more personalized training, and more. People spend hundreds, maybe even thousands, on personal training at a gym, as well as countless hours…so why not spend some of those valuable resources on making sure your brain is in tip-top shape? I thought this was a cool idea, and I think it could be a great resources for anyone wanting to exercise their mind. Apparently, 97% of Lumosity users improve after just 10 hours of training (which can be seen in the personalized tracking portion of the website.)_

Lumosity Brain Trainer is also available as a free download for iOS devices.