Archive for March, 2013

Meaningful Use: Why It Matters For Patients

March 29, 2013

Meaningful use is difficult to understand, even for physicians. Its many measures have left doctors with questions like: What regulations apply to my practice? What is mandatory and what is optional? At my practice, who is responsible for compliance? How will meaningful use affect my workflow? Another important question physicians should be considering is: How [...]

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Analyzing 2013 as the “Year of the Great EHR Vendor Switch”

March 26, 2013

Healthcare and Information Technology are two dynamic industries that directly impact providers on a daily basis. In this post, I would like to analyze some fascinating research and commentary from Healthcare IT authors that spend their lives deciphering flaws in the Healthcare Information Technology industry. Susan Hall of FierceEMR believes 2013 could be the “Year [...]

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Blogging for Medical Practices—6 Simple Steps to Success

March 22, 2013

Blogging has become a popular and widely used social instrument for sharing thoughts, making a statement, and documenting our lives. But few practices may know that blogging can be a very useful channel for marketing a medical practice. Here’s why it’s important. In my opinion, company blogs have many benefits: a major one is the [...]

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Email Marketing for Medical Practices: How to Reach Your Patients

March 20, 2013

We all know how valuable social media is as a great medium to reach and interact with current and future patients. Email—a large and constant part of everyone’s lives—is another strong vehicle that should be leveraged to engage these groups.  Just like social media, there are several rules that will help you reach your patients [...]

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Imagine a World Without Computer Software

March 18, 2013

Computer software has had a defining impact on the world. As a software engineer, I feel great personal and professional satisfaction in producing tools that make the world a better place. Imagine if every software program ceased to function. This would be the result: Banks and hospitals would grind to a halt Cars, trains, and [...]

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