Healthcare Hot Topic Tuesday: September 27, 2011

Flow Chart to Help Eligible Professionals (EP) Determine Eligibility for the Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Programs

This flow chart is a useful tool to help determine your eligibility for the Medicare and Medicaid Incentive programs.

Harvard Researchers Launch Healthy Eating Plate (9/2011)

Harvard Health Publications, in conjunction with nutrition experts at Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH), have unveiled the Healthy Eating Plate, a visual guide that provides a blueprint for eating a healthy meal.

From the Chair: Implementation, Implementation, Implementation

You’ve done your homework. You and your colleagues have chosen an ambulatory EHR that you believe to be the best for your practice with respect to price and payment model, functionality, platform and certification status. You have already put in substantial time and effort, but you also understand that it will be several months before your practice – and revenue stream – are flowing smoothly, again. One thing that can help is talking to people who have lived through this transition.

Study finds potential in social media tools for smoking cessation (9/26/2011)

Online community support holds great promise for creating healthy habits, according to a new study of mobile health application geared toward helping people quit smoking. The study results were released by the University of Southern California’s Institute for Communication Technology management (CTM) and the USC Center for Body Computing (CBC).