Friday, August 28, 2009

Coming Attractions: AAO Joint Meeting, Oct 24-27

(A sneak peek of what's coming up after the New York Retina Congress)

American Academy of Ophthalmology, Oct. 24-27, 2009
San Francisco | The Moscone Convention Center

Click here for a complete list of exhibitor "virtual booths." IO Practiceware's is listed under the letter "I" -- or you can scroll through to page number 10 (we are the first listing at the top).

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

CCHIT Town Call's anticipated gist: "HURRY UP."

Hate to say, "I told you so," but CCHIT's latest take on the long road to EMR adoption goes a little something like:


Their latest statement, released earlier today, urges health care providers not to wait until Spring of 2010 to begin adoption, because this will most likely prevent them from establishing meaningful use by the 2011 deadline. Press release excerpted below:

“We are concerned that providers could not achieve meaningful EHR use in 2011 if they wait until Spring 2010 – the expected date of HHS final approval of requirements – to begin adopting this technology,” said Mark Leavitt, M.D., Ph.D., Commission chair. “CCHIT has analyzed the recommendations of the Federal HIT Advisory Committees and is preparing to offer new paths to certification beginning this October. We invite vendors and developers to join us on a Town Call as we finalize the details of this process.”

CCHIT's Town Call, the latest in a series of group web conference whose intention is to incorporate the thoughts and concerns of doctors, practice administrators, as well as EMR vendors, will be hosted on September 3 at 1PM EST. Complete information on how to join the discussion listed below.

DATE: 9/3/2009
TIME: 1:00pm EST / 12:00pm CDT
WEB CONFERENCING: Information on how to link up online available here.

AUDIO: To use computer audio, you need speakers and microphone, or a headset.

To use telephone conferencing:
US/Canada Dial-in #: (866) 900-5706
Conference ID: 27236682

IO Practiceware to Exhibit at ASRS's Retina Congress 2009, New York City

Hello, dear, friendly, and inexusably neglected, Blog readers!

Let it be here writ that IO Practiceware, paragon of EMR vendor-ship and goodwill toward ophthalomology, will be exhibiting at the upcoming ASRS Retina Congress of New York.

Will you be in attendance? Here are all the details you need to know:

The American Society of Retina Specialists (ASRS) Presents
September 30 - October 4, 2009
Sheraton New York Hotel and Towers

Booth number 230, is, for your information, a corner booth! And corner booths are reserved only for the most illustrious and popular individuals. It's like how Jack Nicholson always sits in one of the front rows at the Academy Awards. (Here is a complete ASRS booth floorplan.)

If you are not already signed up to attend the meeting, registration has unfortunately been closed to newcomers. But there's always next year or, if you'll be in San Francisco in October, AAO 2009.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Smartphone Survey Results

Last week, Software Advice set out to answer the question: Which smartphone will own the healthcare market?

Doctors, nurses, students and many others in the healthcare industry responded to our survey.
You can find those results here.