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VIDEO BLOG: The HITECH Effect

September 30, 2009
by aguerra
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HITECH is bad legislation.

Check out my presentation from CBI's "Access Federal Stimulus Incentives for Electronic Health Records" Conference, held last week in Alexandria, Va.

Other speakers at the conference included: Paul Tang, M.D., vice president and CMIO at Palo Alto Medical Foundation (and a member of the federal HIT Policy Committee); Geoff Brown, CIO, Inova Health System; Carol Steltenkamp, M.D., CMIO, University of Kentucky Healthcare; and Chuck Christian, CIO, Good Samaritan Hospital.


I'm introduced by Brian Wagner, Senior Director of Policy and Public Affairs at the eHealth Initiative.

Click here to view the PowerPoint presentation.

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Comments

Wow Joe. In journalistic parlance, you've done a nice TOC (table of contents) for me. I really appreciate it, and this should help viewers that don't want to suffer through all my pronouncements.

Anthony,

Nice job. Gwen nailed it ---  this is worth a view.

As a convenience for those who may start by scanning the attached slide, here's the mapping from slide number to video minute number (out of 37 minutes total):


Slide Minute
Title
1 0
The HITECH Effect
2
2
The HITECH Effect
3
4
What's Holding Up The Market?
4
6:30
First Wave: The Consultants
5
8
Pay For Help Or Get "RECked"
6
10:30
Second Wave: The Vendors
7
14
Getting Up And Running
8
16
A Competitive Environment
9
18
Beyond Transactions
10
19:30
MU & The Continuum Of Care
11
21
Tough Business To Be In
12
23
Not To Mention
13

... And ...
14
26
New Business Opportunities
15
27
Moving Forward
16

2010 Will Be A Big Year
17

Prognostications
18

Prognostications
19

Questions/Comments


For those of you who plan your presentations based on a minute per slide and then run over, you'll find that Anthony solved for 2 minutes per slide with an average of about 5 points per slide.

Very nicely done. Thanks again, Anthony.

Thanks Joe. I've got a little trick which helps me provide such "candor." I pretend that no entity or individual that I'm critical of will ever hear my comments. I know it's not true, but if I think about ruffling feathers, I'll never offer useful insight.

The best service I can render is to absorb as much information as possible on the topics we cover, add some critical thinking and analysis, and give it back to the very audience I gathered the base information from.

If there are a few helpful nuggets in there, that's good enough for me.

Anthony,
You're welcome.

It turns out, that when you have a desk built around a treadmill, producing a TOC while exercising is relatively easy. I also concurrently added some of my own notes to your speaker notes in the Powerpoint for internal distribution. The TOC was a courtesy for my internal audience, and, no reason not to share it broadly.

As always, the candor and clarity of your insights are hard to find elsewhere. I really appreciate the extra time and effort you (and perhaps your team) put in to making this available in a video format. I purchase a lot of healthcare quality and improvement videos. There's a critical dimension that's lost in words alone. Audio is better but video is best.

As a production note, the new QuickTime Player 10.0 (in Snow Leopard) both plays flash video and can parse it into convenient chunks pretty much instantly using the Trim key. It was much harder to work with flash video in the past. Your video gave me a chance to sharpen my saw!

AG,

Congratulations on a job well done! I intended to catch five minutes or so of your presentation, and ended up watching the entire video.

Everyone in this industry is being bombarded by so much conflicting information right now, and it's difficult to sort through it all and find what's objective. With so much information out there, I can't tell whether it represents a vendor perspective, a hospital board's perspective, the government's perspective? Who knows???

As the leading journalist covering this space, your non-partisan, "the way I see it from here" perspective is unique, and so I truly value your insights. Thanks.

G.

aguerra

Anthony Guerra is Editor-in-Chief of Healthcare Informatics. His blog contains story lineups for...