I had no ill will intended when Meaningful Use became a thing of the past for me. I just could not multitask and fulfill two masters. Do I judge those lucky ones who can do both patient care and MU? Absolutely not. What is the draw back for not going down the MU highway? I … More The freedom to play without #Meaningfuluse
I was running and jumping and trying to take flight with the starlings last night making beautiful formations soaring through the pristine evening skies all in one formation then several branching off making another in conjunction with the larger group. The sight was amazing to behold being flightless and extinct but with keen eyesight, but … More The Dodo and the Starlings with #HCLDR & #SoMe
I did not know quite how to express or give birth to this thought, until brought to the light of day by a patient recently. Maybe William Osler was right when he said, ” It cannot be too often or too forcibly brought home to us that the hope of the profession is with men … More My patients continue to teach with #ProjectedEHR
Another Monday is rolling around, and my nurse will come in, copy and paste the incoming messages in our Updox Portal inbox. Most she will handle, the multitude of appointments she will seamlessly schedule, by messaging back and confirming a time for later this week. The prescription refills and the more complex messages will be … More #Gratitude in #Healthcare with #ProjectedEHR & #PatientPortal
After finishing up around midnight in the harvest field, walking back from the shop area, my brother in law, son, and I were mesmerized by the clarity of the night time sky, picking out a satellite, several constellations and even a falling star. This morning, a similar clarity strikes, and an appreciation for an interconnected … More #Twitterpated
Think of my perspective as a point of green, from Georges Seurat’s “A Sunday on La Grande Jatte.” It matters, but when viewed from a distance becomes indistinct and coalesces from a pattern of dots to create what our minds interpret as grass, leaves or a shadow.. Depending on the number and placement of other … More So why should my perspective matter?
I do not want to sound presumptuous in the mini dissertation from yesterday claiming to change patients’ behavior just by patching together a TV/Chromebook and throwing the MU process out with the bath water. I thought I better look at my own innards and figure out how I can change or even if I can. … More Can I even modify my own behavior?
This really is the essential question, it is not about meaningful use, in my humble opinion. Let me ask you, my patient, how can I motivate you to exercise and diet, and stop smoking and cutting back on the caffeine a bit? How can I get inside your head to break habit? If I do … More How can docs really effect change in our patients’ behavior?
I think one of the best features of any EHR is to have the educational tool embedded within the framework of the EHR so it is easily accessible. I think as we all integrate into the 21st century, re evaluating how we do the re credentialing process for our respective fields, has to be re … More Can CME and MOC activity be one and the same?
I tried and I could not do it. I do not have an issue for those that have done it. In fact I am a bit envious. I am not gifted to be one of those great human beings, like my wife, who can do about a zillion things all at one time. I am … More The carrot that choked the rabbit