What is Public Health?

  I’m pretty sure everyone in Public Health knows what Public Health is, but when it comes to those they serve, most don’t have any idea.   According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Public health is the science of protecting and improving the health of families and communities through promotion of […]Read More »

What’s happening with Title X Family Planning?

  The Title X Family Planning program, originally established as Title X of the Public Health Service Act in 1970, is a federal grant program dedicated to providing low-income individuals with comprehensive family planning services based on their ability to pay.   Title X clinical service providers include state, county and local health departments, community […]Read More »

Will your staff use and adopt your new Electronic Health Record EHR software?

  There are stories of new EHRs being bought and not used by the staff. Why is that? How do you make sure the EHR you select will get used? In one of our previous blog articles we discussed the 7+1 bonus steps for EHR selection. The most important +1 bonus talked about ease-of-use. Ease-of-use […]Read More »

Survey indicates mobile technology is critical to healthcare industry

Results from the third annual HIMSS Analytics Mobile Survey are in, and not surprisingly, they point toward an increased appetite for mobile technology usage in healthcare. 170 healthcare IT and clinical personnel weighed in via the survey. Here are some of the key insights: Fifty-nine percent of respondents have a mobile technology plan. Another 29 […]Read More »

Do you qualify for Meaningful Use exclusions or hardships?

CMS offers exclusions and hardship exceptions for Meaningful Use Stage 2 when Broadband Internet is not available   Meaningful use stage 2 has several objectives that require the use of broadband internet; ePrescribing (eRx), Patient Electronic Access, Summary of Care, and Electronic Messaging. However, internet service is not always available to the patient, the facility, […]Read More »

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