Publications and Presentations

 

A detailed listing of articles bools and public speaking engagement conducted by Mike Cohen follows:

 

Monthly EHR Publication

Mike Cohen co-authored the "EHR Corner" column published in ADVANCE for Health Information Executives from 2004 - 2009, in partnership with Margret Amatayakul. Should you desire a copy of any article, please feel free to contact Mike Cohen.

  • The CIO/CMIO Partnership; October, 2009
  • A Decade of Convergence; July, 2009
  • Will E-prescribing Trump EHRs?; July 2009
  • The Obama Impact on EHRs; February 2009
  • Who is Enforcing HIPAA?; January 2009
  • It's Time to Revisit HIPAA; November 2008
  • Generation V(irtual); October 2008
  • PHRs - What's Not to Like?; September 2008
  • What's in a Name?; August 2008
  • Legal Health Record; July 2008
  • Rewiring the Brain for EHR;  May 2008
  • How do you Measure EHR Adoption?; April 2008
  • What Have You Done Lately? Protecting PII, PHI, ePHI, HIE and more; February 2008
  • Exception Processing in the EHR; January 2008
  • SOA: A Potential Silver Bullet?; November 2007
  • Achieving More with Less; October 2007
  • Is it Wise to be Conventional?; September 2007
  • Who's Using Your Data?; August 2007
  • Process Improvement; June 2007
  • Is HIPAA Spelled APATHY?; May 2007
  • Oversimplified EHR Implementation; April 2007
  • PHR: Is There an Easier Way?;  March 2007
  • Will the Floodgates Open?; January 2007
  • The EHR is Not an IT Project;  Nov 2006
  • Riding the Wave; Oct 2006
  • Getting Physicians Engaged; Sept 2006
  • Workflow and Process Redesign; August 2006
  • Clinical Data in the EHR; July 2006
  • The Last Mile; June 2006
  • The People Part of EHR; May  2006
  • Enforcement Rule in Effect; April 2006
  • Streamlined Implementations; March 2006
  • The Key to EHR Success; Feb 2006
  • Has the PHR's Time Arrived?; Jan 2006
  • The Interoperability Buzz; Nov 2005
  • No Such Thing as a Free Lunch; Oct 2005
  • The Document/Data Continuum; Sept 2005
  • Define What You Are Buying; Aug 2005
  • Addressing Readiness; July 2005
  • EHR Lessons from Detail Reps; June 2005
  • A Noble Concept; April 2005
  • 'Knowledgement' Defined; March 2005
  • The Truth About Labels; Feb. 2005
  • To Scan or Not to Scan?; Jan.2005
  • Practical Implications of the CCR; November 2004
  • Your Place in the HIT Agenda; October 2004
  • Economics and Health Care ROI; September 2004
  • CPOE vs. e-Rx; August 2004
  • Asking the Right Questions; July 2004
  • Segmenting the EHR Market;  June 2004
  • Welcome to EHR Corner; May 2004

Monthly HIPAA Publication

Mike Cohen co-authored the monthly "HIPAA Corner" column published in ADVANCE for Health Information Executives, in partnership with Margret Amatayakul from 2001 - 2004 before changing the column to "EHR Corner".

  • Configuration Management; April 2004
  • Ongoing Compliance; March 2004
  • Evolving Corporate Roles; Feb 2004
  • Your Security Arsenal; Dec 2003
  • Leveraging HIPAA for IT Planning; Nov 2003
  • Risk Analysis and Management; October 2003
  • Leveraging HIPAA; September 2003
  • Electronic Signatures; August 2003
  • Freeware for Security; July 2003
  • Use of Security Technology; June 2003
  • IT Governance and Security; April 2003
  • Do Your Homework; March 2003
  • Avoiding Regulatory Paralysis; February 2003
  • It's third and long; January 2003
  • HIPAA Training: High-tech or Low?; December 2002
  • Orphan Systems: HIPAA to the Rescue?, November 2002
  • Transactions Data Gap Analysis; October 2002
  • HIPAA and CPR Synergies; August 2002
  • Questions to Ask Your Vendor; July 2002
  • HIPAA Transactions Extension; June 2002
  • System Tools to Support Privacy; May 2002
  • Administrative Simplification; April 2002
  • The Benefits of Administrative Simplification; March 2002
  • HIPAA Readiness Assessments: Only Half the Story; February 2002
  • Vendor Approaches to Transactions; January 2002
  • IT Vendors and HIPAA; November 2001
  • HIPAA Implementation: Now or Later?; October 2001
  • Access Controls vs. Audit Trails; September 2001
  • So What Will HIPAA Really Cost?; August 2001
  • HIPAA-critical Contracts?; July 2001
  • How Ready are Vendors for HIPAA?; June 2001

Other Published Articles

  • Quirks of EP Medicaid Incentives, Is it the Right Choice for You;  Posted on March 27, 2011 in  Dr.  Stasia Sands-Kahn's "EMR Survival - Ask the Expert" blog  at    http://www.emrsurvival.com/main/2011/03/
  • Personal Health Records for Consumers of Healthcare; HIMSS Journal of Health Information Management Summer 2009 n volume 23 / Number 3
  • Strategic Implications Of the HITECH Act;  A CCI Group White Paper, April 2009
  • Consider these five tips to negotiate your EHR vendor contract with ease and get what you need; interviewed by Medical Records Briefing, August 2008 Vol. 23, No. 8
  • Don't make a hasty decision when selecting an EHR vendor; interviewed by Medical Records Briefing, June 2008 Vol 23, No 6
  • Build your very own EHR dream team; contributed to Electronic Health Records Briefing by HcPro, December 2007
  • Scaling consulting to each project - key to success; HealthCare IT News Sept 2006
  • Image Is Everything; Healthcare Informatics interview May 2006
  • Freeware be Aware; Advance for Health Information Executives
  • Multiple I.T. Paths to Address Medical Errors; HFMA First Illinois Speaks
  • The Irony in Preventing Internet Hack Attempts; Advance for Health Information Professionals, quoted p 28
  • Contingency planning, for HIPAA Transactions - avoiding financial disaster; Healthcare Financial Management
  • Clinician and Physician Shortages, How IT Can Help; ADVANCE for Health Information Executives
  • A Business Case for HIPAA and E-Commerce; HFMA First Illinois Speaks
  • Compliance of Clinical Data Standards, the Next Step in the Evolution Toward the Computer-based Patient Record; Medical Records Institute
  • The Elusive Computerized Patient Record; Healthcare Computing & Communications Canada - Electronic Health Record
  • Lives and livelihoods on the line - computer-telephone integration for health care organizations - Technology Information; interviewed for Health Management Technology Sept 1998
  • Best of Breed Vs. Integrated Systems (contributed to article), IT Selection Strategies
  • Technology Mavens Say the Answer to Healthcare Woes is … Technology, eHealth Insider, quoted p7
  • RFP 101 Understanding the Process (featured interview); For The Record
  • Health Information Networks, Prerequisites for Success; HFMA First Illinois Speaks
  • "Home care systems; build or buy?" (featured interview); Health Management Technology
  • Quick Ways to Recognize Vaporware; Advance for Health Information Executives
  • Lives and livelihood on the line, Health Management Technology, quoted p24, 25
  • Fixing The Millennium Bug (series of articles); Healthcare Informatics

Books

  • A Community View: How Personal Health Records Can Improve Patient Care and Outcomes in Many Healthcare Settings; contributing author to this book published by Northern Illinois University Regional Development Institute
  • Electronic Health Records: Strategies for Implementation; by Margret Amatayakul and Michael Cohen, HCPro
  • The No-Hassle Guide to EHR Policies;  by Margret Amatayakul with contributions by Michael Cohen, HCPro
  • HIPAA Transactions Made Simple, Achieving the Benefits of EDI; by Margret Amatayakul with Michael Cohen, HCPro
  • HIPAA Made Simple, A practical Guide to Compliance; by Margret Amatayakul, with contributions by Michael Cohen, HCPro

Public Speaking Engagements

International Conference Speaking Engagements

  • State of The Art in Computerized Patient Records; International Conference of HIMSS Latin America, Mexico City, Mexico
  • State of The Art in Healthcare Information Systems; COACH Conference, Toronto Canada
  • Benefits Realization and re-engineering; Essential Tools for A Successful HISS: HC94, British Journal of Healthcare Conference, Harrogate, England

National and Local Conference Speaking Engagements

  • Judge for EMR and Practice Management Systems competition at TEPR conferences 2003 - 2007
  • Numerous speaking engagements at conferences hosted by HFMA, HIMSS, TEPR, Microsoft, NMHC, AHIMA, Lorman, Faulkner and Grey, NAHC, etc
  • Topics have included EHR, contract negotiations, HIPAA, overviews of the health information system marketplace, computerized physician order entry (CPOE), hybrid medical records, Y2K, client server systems, benefits realization, integrated health delivery systems, vendor evaluation and selection, strategic systems planning, etc.
    A partial list of presentations follows:
    • "The Best Tips and Techniques for Electronic Medical Records for 2011 - What Doctors Need to Know": a webinar hosted by ExecSense on December 21, 2010
    • EHRs: What's Up and What do I Do Now?;  2010 Combined Annual Meeting of the Illinois Association of Ophthalmology and Chicago Ophthalmological Society
    • Meaningful Use - Just Do IT; program moderator;  GCC HIMSS Education Program , October 2009
    • I.T. Planning and Vendor Selection Within The Medical Practice; 2009 Combined Annual Meeting of the Illinois Association of Ophthalmology and Chicago Ophthalmological Society
    • Managing Hybrid Records: Secrets of Successful EHR Implementations;  Progressive Business Conferences December 2007
    • Physician/ Clinician Adoption of Technology; Pre-Conference Tutorial (half day) - Medical Records Institute TEPR Conference May 2007
    • Support of Technology Implementation - Contractual Implications; Medical Records Institute TEPR Conference May 2007
    • Implementing Electronic Health Records: What Is & Isn't Working Today; Progressive Business Conferences Jan 2007
    • Gaining Physician Involvement to Assure Your CPOE Works; Vendome Group Oct 2006
    • Moving Down Your Migration Path to EHR; Vendome Group Sept 2006
    • Negotiating a Winning Contract; Pre-Conference Tutorial (half day) - Medical Records Institute TEPR Conference May 2006
    • Legal Issues in EHR Contracts; MedAxiom EMR and IT Conference Nov 2005
    • Construction Zone: Building an EHR from an HIS, HIMSS National Program, Dallas, Tx
    • Management Of Medical Records In Illinois, full day seminars produced by Lorman Education; conducted at multiple cities in Illinois
    • Managing Hybrid Records, Audio-conference with HcPro
    • Information Technology: Enabling the National Agenda; HFMA First Chicago Chapter, Downers Grove, IL
    • Designing the EHR for PHR (Personal Health Record), TEPR 2004, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
    • What's New in IT?, HFMA First Illinois Chapter, Oak Brook, IL
    • Selecting the Right CPOE System: Where do I Start? Association of Medical Directors of Information Systems (AMDIS) The 12th Annual Physician-Computer Connection Symposium; San Diego, CA
    • Negotiating Successful IT Contracts, HIMSS, San Diego, CA, HIMSS Dairyland, WI, TEPR Salt Lake City, and more
    • Key Considerations In Purchasing From A CPOE Vendor; The Summit on Patient Safety & Information Technology; San Diego/Del Mar, CA
    • HIPAA Roundtable, 2003 HIMSS Summer Conference Program, Chicago, IL
    • Compliance with HIPAA Privacy and Security; Chicago Health Executives Forum; Chicago, IL
    • HIPAA - Overview, Status and Opportunities, National Association of Health Care Consultants, Traverse City, MI
    • HIPAA Tools - Your Best Bet to Managing HIPAA; Toward an Electronic Patient Record 2001, Boston, MA
    • How to Choose a Computer-based Patient Record System; Toward an Electronic Patient Record 2001, Boston, MA
    • Legalities of Utilizing & Maintaining Computerized Medical Records in Illinois; several sessions for Lorman Education Services
    • Special Workshop: Compliance Issues & the Impact of HIPAA Security & Privacy Regulations; NMHCC Basics of Managed Care Conference, Chicago, IL
    • Selling to the Top: Executive Management Perspectives on Return on Investment (ROI); eHealth and Electronic Health Records Conference, Chicago, IL
    • How Does HIPAA Impact eHealth?; eHealth and Electronic Health Records Conference, Chicago, IL
    • Conducting A Successful CPR Pilot; Toward An Electronic Patient Record 2000, San Francisco, CA
    • Making Sound CPR Decisions In A Confused Market; Toward An Electronic Patient Record 2000, San Francisco, CA
    • Participatory Approach to Cost/Benefit Analysis And Achieving Measurable CPR Benefits (Workshop), Toward An Electronic Patient Record, Orlando, Florida, May 1999
    • Conducting A Successful CPR Pilot; Toward An Electronic Patient Record, Orlando, Florida
    • Clinical Information Systems; Current State of the Art & Predictions for the Future; Toward An Electronic Patient Record '97, Nashville, TN
    • Getting More Benefits from Clinical Systems Automation; The University of Vermont Information Connection Conference, Burlington, Vermont
    • Benefits Realization Analysis of a Clinical Information System; HIMSS, Atlanta, GA
    • Client/Server Technology in the Evolving Health Care Delivery System; Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society- Northwest; Seattle, WA
    • Information Systems for Successful Integrated Health Care Delivery; Microsoft Healthcare Seminar Series on New Problems, New Solutions, Boston, Baltimore and Dallas
    • Numerous local HFMA conferences in the Chicago area