We continue to get daily calls and requests for information about the ARRA funding. We were even told by a potential client that they went with a well-known (but little liked) vendor now in order to maximize their ARRA $$, even though the money itself may be a mirage and they don't even know what their state is going to do.
After today's post, I am going to return with some really cool benchmark data (the sort of topic I prefer), but the news about EHRs is coming fast and furiously. My apologies for the length of the post.
First, from the AAP:
After receiving my third invite to a $450 "Learn What the ARRA Funding Will Do For You" seminar this week, I've decided to run a piece I wrote for the SOAPM newsletter that was released a few weeks ago. Of course, you can become a SOAPM member and get these messages (and better/more!) a lot sooner - $30 a year. Do it.
This is the blog that was never meant to be. Two times, now, I have lost the entire thing just before posting due to a quick trigger finger. Ay yi yi. I will fight the WWW Gods, though, and make it happen.
There must be a stack of 10 data-related posts sitting in my in-box, but you get this cleanup announcement while I run off to coach farm league:
I've had a lot of surprisingly hopeful emails hit me referring to all the "free money" docs expect to get as a result of the Obama stimulus package. Put your cynical hats on, folks, because if you think that the HIT-driven stimulus money as it's designed right now is going to benefit you or your patients, you are mistaken.