POCP Blog

Why Physicians Will Take the Meaningful Use Penalties Rather Than Participate

By Michael Burger, Senior Consultant Another Meaningful Use (MU) attestation deadline is here. If the past is prologue, physician attestation rates will continue to be much lower than expected. This …

Diagnosis in ePrescribing – Now is the time for the next generation of ePrescribing!

By Michael Burger, Senior Consultant ePrescribing has now surpassed the “tipping point” with greater than 60% of prescriptions issued electronically. That percentage is expected to increase as the late adopters overcome …

Are your IT strategies for engaging patients working?

By Michael Solomon, PhD, MBA, Practice Lead, eCare Management Everyone is talking about ways to engage patients in their healthcare. Payers, providers, pharmaceutical manufacturers, and HIT vendors are making major investments …

Reimbursing Pharmacists for Patient Care Service: An Idea Whose Time is Overdue

By Tony Schueth Pharmacists are increasingly called on to work with other healthcare professionals to increase their participation in care services. Studies and experience have shown that pharmacists add value …

MU3 and WIIFM – Have we missed the boat?

By Michael Burger, Senior Consultant On March 11, the Health IT Policy Committee endorsed the Meaningful Use Workgroup’s recommendations for Meaningful Use Stage 3.  The Workgroup’s initial proposal was scaled …

Stopping Physician Overprescribing

By Maria Friedman, Senior Consultant The war on drug abuse is taking a turn with the growing spotlight on physician overprescribing. More fuel has been thrown on the fire with new …

ONC’s Annual Meeting: Ongoing Themes Plus Population Health

By Maria Friedman, Senior Consultant Tony Schueth, Ed Daniels, myself and more than a thousand other intrepid souls braved the frigid DC weather to attend the ONC annual meeting last …

Could 2014 Be the Year of the MU Fizzle?

By Michael Burger, Senior Consultant The “carrot and stick” design of the Meaningful Use (MU) EHR incentive program was created to incent physicians to adopt EHRs (the carrot) with a …