Frank Irving

Frank Irving is the Editor of Medical Practice Insider, a digital-only publication for forward-looking physician practices. He writes technology and business management at physician practices and is responsible for overall coverage decisions. Follow Frank on Twitter @Frank_M_Irving.

By Frank Irving 04:59 pm February 24, 2014
Healthcare Transformation Project (HTP) participants gathered Monday at HIMSS14 to work through their plans toward making improvements in health and healthcare in their respective communities.
Taking a new view of MU
By Frank Irving 08:40 am February 23, 2014
Due to the three-staged structure of the meaningful use timeline, eligible providers and hospitals have tended to approach the process in a literal, rigid way. But there's a change afoot, which some may call MU 2.0.
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By Frank Irving 09:54 am February 19, 2014
One in 20 meaningful use attesters will face an audit, and half of those will undergo a pre-payment audit. During educational session "Thriving on the Meaningful Use Audit -- Prepared Not Scared," attendees will learn how to face up to those odds.
By Frank Irving 01:12 pm January 27, 2014
In attempting to improve patient care and outcomes, healthcare organizations are recognizing the need to benchmark their efforts and analyze appropriate data. Clinical and business intelligence involves organizations using available data to directly inform decision-making and improve processes.
By Frank Irving 01:07 pm January 27, 2014
The Connected Patient Learning Gallery, new to HIMSS14, will give attendees an up-close look at technology tools that address communication, education and transaction management aspects of provider-patient engagement.
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By Frank Irving 09:58 am December 31, 2013
As Karen DeSalvo, MD, prepares to take the reins as national coordinator for health information technology in 2014, here are 10 aspects of her background that may help define how she'll carry on the crucial work of her predecessors.
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By Frank Irving 12:20 pm December 27, 2013
Karen DeSalvo is certainly more than qualified to head up ONC, having brought post-Katrina New Orleans up to snuff on electronic health records and more. How well do you know her background? Here are some lesser-known facts.
Blue Button gets more powerful
By Frank Irving 08:39 am December 11, 2013
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT has big plans for Blue Button, the mechanism that enables consumers to securely download their health information, as part of an overarching effort to enhance patient engagement.
By Frank Irving 11:02 am November 22, 2013
Every year, Congress kicks the can down the road with a short-term patch to the inadequate SGR formula. Now some associations are calling for an end to it.
By Frank Irving 10:57 pm November 21, 2013
Whereas Stage 1 of meaningful use basically determined whether quality data could be reported out of an EHR, Stage 2 demands that physicians select clinical decision support interventions to actually help achieve quality measurement goals. That won’t be easy.

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