Lack Of Data Standard, Not Meaningful Use To Blame For Crap EHR Systems

Meaninful Use and EHRs

Let's not blame the carrot (Meaningful use) for the stick (Electronic Health Record systems) being too short! If we want to make Electronic Health Record systems (and Practice Management systems) better, cheaper and actually innovate, then we need a standard schema for how core data is stored so that it can be easily exported to a different EHR… Continue reading Lack Of Data Standard, Not Meaningful Use To Blame For Crap EHR Systems

Stop Over-Analyzing and Build Your Referral Network

Building A Referral Network

Note: The alternative title for this post was "Getting Bogged Down In Data". If there’s one trap that everyone falls into at some point in their marketing career, it’s over-analyzing. We all know how important it is to track the right data when you’re launching a new campaign, or building out a referral network for… Continue reading Stop Over-Analyzing and Build Your Referral Network

Medical Practices Simply Can’t Afford To Skimp On IT Infrastructure

1964, Dynamic control problem being studied in the Analogue Computer Laboratory

The Earth orbits the Sun, and medical practices can't afford to skimp on IT infrastructure... some facts are simply immutable. Normally I would proclaim that any business can't afford to skimp on its IT infrastructure, but given the current climate where just having a Windows XP machine connected to your network is a HIPAA violation, I've clearly… Continue reading Medical Practices Simply Can’t Afford To Skimp On IT Infrastructure