We like humor too and for 30k you can get a “Seedie” Certification. Sometimes the other side of my brain thinks there might be some folks that should pursue this <grin>, just kidding of course but we all have moments when we might feel our EMR is “seedie” at times. Too bad Seedie really can’t get you any funds as the process seems so simple! BD
SEEDIE – The Society for Exorbitantly Expensive and Difficult EHRs Creates ARRA Twitter Optimized Pledge – Retweet with $30,000 and You Are In – Humor
SEEDIE, the Society for Exorbitantly Expensive and Difficult to Implement EHR's, has self-attested that it is an accredited certification body for electronic health record systems which qualify for ARRA funds.
"We got tired of waiting for ONC to confer accredited status, so we decided to take a page from the meaningful use playbook and self-attest," said Sal Obfuscato, SEEDIE executive director. "In our last shareholders meeting, somebody pointed out that we are a certification organization, and as such we can certainly certify ourselves. Who are we to argue with our own logic?"
"Most EHR vendors tell us that ARRA stands for Ain't Really Ready Anyway, and they were pressuring us to come out with a new SEEDIE certified seal that gives doctors the impression their solutions will meet incentive funding requirements," added Obfuscato. "Starting immediately, EHR vendors can pay us $30,000 and add our misleading ARRA stamp of approval to their marketing materials."
SEEDIE, the Society for Exorbitantly Expensive and Difficult to Implement EHR's, is a healthcare IT standards organization that is completely funded and operated by a select group of proprietary electronic health record vendors.
Unlike independent, objective, professional organizations created to help medical professionals select and implement interoperable EHR solutions, SEEDIE promotes healthcare IT systems that play well in the sandbox if, and only if, it is in the best interests of a particular vendor.
Learn more at www.seedie.org