The HIS Talk Practice Blog has recently completed an interesting series, asking six specific questions to leading EHR vendor executives regarding the Federal government’s recent announcement on the latest proposed meaningful use definitions and EHR certification criteria. Ten major EHR companies provided responses, including:

  •  Allscripts – Glen Tullman, CEO
  • eClinicalWorks – Girish Kumar Navani, CEO and co-founder
  • Eclipsys – Philip M. Pead, President and CEO
  • e-MDs – Michael Stearns, President and CEO
  • GE Healthcare – Vishal Wanchoo, President and CEO, GE Healthcare IT
  • InteGreat, a MED3OOO Company – Tom Skelton, President
  • McKesson – Dave Henriksen, SVP and GM, Physician Practice Solutions
  • NextGen Healthcare – Scott Decker, President
  • Sage – Lindy Benton, Chief Operating Officer
  • SRSsoft – Evan Steele, CEO

Each of these executive’s responses to the six questions were interesting and varied. Some answered questions with great detail, some with ‘fluff,’ and others avoided answering the question altogether. Some provided what seemed to be honest personal opinion, and others took the opportunity to plug their company’s EHR product. I focused in on five questions- parts one, two, four, five, and six- of the series. Each of the questions and my impression of the responses are summarized below.

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