For the past couple of months we here at SOS Software have been toying with the idea of starting a blog. Stepping into the blogosphere is intimidating to me. As our customers know, Synergistic Office Solutions is a small company providing medical and mental health practice management software and mental health clinical records. Our staff range from highly technical geeks (developers) to extremely knowledgeable software gurus (tech support), all the way to what I fondly call competent end users (the rest of us). I am very much in the latter category although SOS President Seth Krieger would argue the competent part of that description as applied to me. Having my own in-house support team is very important to my successful functioning.
Even though I am not the most technical of our crew, I am connected into the events occurring in the general and behavioral healthcare community that affect the daily lives of SOS customers. I often come upon articles and topics that I am sure would benefit others, if only they had time to locate and read them. And I always want to know what our customers think about what is happening in the world of the behavioral health and medical provider.
And so, the SOS blog is born. Seth and I will use this space to talk about developments in the healthcare Information Technology (IT) arena. We will discuss changes in the way providers must serve their clients and what is required of them to obtain payment. We expect to explore extensively the move toward electronic medical records (EMR) and e-prescribing. And we will sometimes invite others to write an article about their perspective on the world of practice management and healthcare technology. With every entry we invite your input. A blog is a conversation, so please talk to us! Got topics? Send them to us. Your comments, questions, and insights are all welcome. We’ll do our best to respond to them in a timely fashion when that is appropriate.
My first offering is a great article for those of us who fall into that competent end user category or who are novices to the computer world. David Pogue is a New York Times columnist and CBS News correspondent on the world of technology. On October 2, 2008, his column Tech Tips for the Basic Computer User was just what it says. If you fall into the geek category, his tidbits may be common knowledge for you. If you are like me, you will be delighted.
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