Healthcare EMR Blog

Tonic Health Interview – Boris Glants

November 12, 2012  |  by benw  |  Blog

I had a really good conversation with Boris Glants, CTO of Tonic Health, last week.  We chatted about the origin of his company, the future of Health IT, their vision for growth, the current landscape in healthcare, and several other (minorly tangential) topics. We’ve already done a review of Tonic on EMRSoap – we like …

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VA needs to hire some Healthcare IT Consultants

October 22, 2012  |  by benw  |  Blog, News

Lesson of the day: don’t run your practice’s IT like the VA does.  Whatever your opinions on the healthcare it provides to our veterans, the way it manages its’ data is definitively subpar. In 2006, an unencrypted hard drive with data on 26 million veterans was stolen from a VA employee’s home.  The ensuing notification …

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Washington Health IT Community Underserving Washington Critical Access Hospitals

September 27, 2012  |  by benw  |  Blog, Uncategorized

The ONC is really pushing for Critical Access Hospital to attest for Meaningful Use.  It makes a lot of sense.  CAH’s are very small hospitals located in rural areas, and have significant portions of patients that use Medicaid or Medicare, which is required to get significant Meaningful Use incentive money. Critical Access Hospitals are underserved …

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What Does the Future of Health IT hold?

August 22, 2012  |  by benw  |  Blog

As part of the leadup to Health IT week, and the simultaneous blog carnival, HIMSS is encouraging thought leadership on the question: How will health IT make a difference a year from now? At EMRSoap, we see health IT increasingly affecting us in the same way that other types of IT already have.  As a …

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