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Joe Cernik

About Joe Cernik

Joe brings over 25 years of experience in information technology consulting and healthcare to the eMedApps team. He has been with the company since the beginning over 15 years ago and continues to provide strategic leadership to the business teams. Joe’s expertise in developing and managing new business relationships as well as delivering strategic solutions to the healthcare community has set the pace for continual growth and excellence. He works directly with healthcare providers, educating them on new technologies and assisting with the selection, purchase, implementation, and support of those systems. In his spare time, Joe enjoys music, golf, camping, and fishing.

Great Expectations – How to Ace Your Next EHR Engagement

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) recently issued a comprehensive 56-page guide titled "EHR Contracts Untangled: Selecting Wisely, Negotiating Terms, And Understanding The Fine Print." The guide opens with a few cautionary tales of engagements gone bad and a discussion of how to plan for an EHR purchase or upgrade, [...]

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Your Workflow, Your Rules: Three Remarkable Things Practices Do With CareBridge™

There is so much talk about data sharing and the lack of EHR interoperability in the news. Did you know that CareBridge integrates your EHR with all other health IT systems to create a truly interconnected network of patient data that is easily shared, managed and accessed across healthcare enterprises and information systems? Our clients [...]

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Physicians Spend Too Much Time on Administrative Activities

In addition to delivering patient care, physicians spend an average of 8.7 hours each week on administrative activities, regardless of EHR status. Administrative responsibilities and personnel management are shown to decrease overall physician job satisfaction. Added to their continuing education requirements, Physicians read and work to stay current in their respective fields each week. The average [...]

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Are You Leaving (Reimbursement) Money On the Table?

Did you know that only 21% of patient balances not collected at the time of service delivery are ever collected? 21%! If practices don’t collect at the time of service, it is unlikely that even the reimbursable portion of the service will be collected. Successful practices need the flexibility to augment tools and services to [...]

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The Leading Causes of EHR Replacement

Is the grass really greener in other EHR Pastures? Replacing an EHR system can be a precarious journey, fraught with unforeseen consequences. At eMedApps, we meet with clinical and HIT leaders daily, most looking for ways to improve organizational efficiency, improve interoperability, and migrate to new solutions. In our experience, there can be benefits to [...]

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MU in 2016 Part 2: Public Health Reporting Options

Public Health Reporting Options Good day, everyone! (Not from Britain, just hoping whatever day/time it is, it’s good for you!) Today let’s talk about the measure that has everyone stressing to the max: PUBLIC HEALTH REPORTING. This is part 2 of a 3 part blog series on MU. If you didn't catch the first post, you [...]

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eMedApps Pulse Healthcare IT News – May 10th Edition

May 10, 2016 | Telemedicine, Interoperability and The Mass HIway Headline News: Telemedicine Poised to Soar Beyond $30B in New Market Outlook Telemedicine market to soar beyond $30B with North America leading at 40% of global market. Driving growth in this market, researchers say is an increasing aged population, increasing incidences of chronic diseases and rapid rise in [...]

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Expanded Funding for HIE Connectivity

Health Information Exchange Funding Expanded CMS and ONC recently announced an initiative to connect a variety of providers to health information exchanges, expanding the list of eligible providers to include long-term care, behavioral health, and substance abuse treatment providers. The funding will increase the sustainability of HIEs and support improved access for categories of providers [...]

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4 Key Requirements for Transitioning to Value-Based Care

One of the hottest topics this year has been alternative payment models.  Transitioning from fee for service to a value-based reimbursement model has the opportunity to transform and streamline our healthcare system, but requires basic changes to the typical care delivery models. In our current model of reimbursing providers for health care, physicians and organizations are incentivized to [...]

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eMedApps Pulse Healthcare IT News – March 22nd Edition

March 22, 2016 | EHR Deployment, EHR Hosting and NextGen Services Special       Hospital CMIO Resigns Over EHR Deployment Concerns CMIO resigns from Queens and Elmhurst Hospital Centers in New York reportedly with the warning that a planned April 1 Epic EHR implementation could lead to patient harm, even death. More info → EHR Hosting [...]

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