Sunday, November 7, 2010

The Magical Kingdom of Meaningful Use

I am at the NextGen User Group Meeting 2010 attending some workshops on meaningful use. I have been particularly impressed with Sarah Corley, MD who has a deep understanding of the requirements and what it will take for providers to achieve meaningful use and grab a hold of some of that sweet stimulus cash. Sarah serves as Chief Medical Officer of NextGen Healthcare, while continuing to practice part-time as a primary care internist in the Washington, DC area. NextGen is extremely fortunate to have this incredible resource.

Additional presentations are being provided by Jessica Kasirsky, DO, a board certified physician in emergency medicine and a physician resource with NextGen. She also works as an emergency room physician at a community hospital in Westchester County, New York. Jessica also presented an excellent webinar earlier this year which is available from her blog posting here.

NextGen has achieved complete EHR certification through CCHIT and you can view the certification criteria detail at the ONC CHPL (the Chapel). Later this week I will be looking at the continued development of cloud based offerings, which is where I believe the future of EHRs lies... The NextGen SaaS model could be particularly attractive to small practices and solo practioners looking to implement an EHR.

Stay tuned for more updates from Disney World this week...


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