Last Friday, EHR Scope’s Founder, Eric Fishman, M.D. had the chance to interview William Jesse, M.D., President and CEO of the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA). The topics covered a range of what will be happening at the MGMA Annual Conference, taking place this weekend in New Orleans. The following is a summary of the key issues at AC10, discussed by Dr. Fishman and Dr. Jessee. Continue reading: Notes From a Conversation With the MGMA’s Leader: William Jessee M.D.
Dr. David Blumenthal did an interview with John Gilroy of SolutionsDevelopers for Federal Tech Talk Radio. The interview provides a great overview of how Dr. Blumenthal rose to his position of National Coordinator for Health Information Technology with a background of medicine, health policy, and research. As someone who comes from the primary care provider’s point of view, he understands the reluctance of physicians to move to an EHR, but conveys that it’s the ONC’s job to convince physicians and hospitals that EHRs are the way of the not so distant future and it’s a worthwhile endeavor. While EHR adoption does have its challenges, Dr. Blumenthal explains that it’s worth the start-up costs and initial workflow disruption. In fact, he states that in a 2008 survey of physicians, 17% had adopted EHRs, and of this 17%, 90% were satisfied with their EHR system.