Author Archives: Rick Bisson

Meaningful Use Stage 2 – Transcription in the crystal ball

Do you remember the big crystal ball in the original Wizard of Oz?  As a kid I remember daydreaming about what I could foresee if I possessed the magical ball. I haven’t seen “Oz: The Great and Powerful” yet but … Continue reading

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Integrating change

Have you ever heard the saying: “People do not change until the pain of staying the same exceeds the pain of changing?” I was at a state health association conference recently where Steve Berkowitz MD, president of SMB Consulting, used … Continue reading

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Hey, it’s me! Over here — the patient!

In general I’m a healthy person. Despite my love for sweets, I eat well and exercise regularly. But I get sick occasionally like everyone else. Typically I’ll pick up a cold in late fall and summer. Almost immediately the fluids … Continue reading

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Cutting and pasting: OIG’s work plan

Cutting and pasting, also referred to as cloning, is not a new topic within the realm of the medical record but it has great implications and requires HIM to be the drivers of decisions and internal policies to safeguard against … Continue reading

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Election is over – it’s time to get back to work

The election is over and now it’s time to get to work. In the United States you enjoy certain inalienable rights and freedoms – privileges envied by many citizens in other countries. All U.S. citizens vote without fear of retribution … Continue reading

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