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JavaOne conference in San Francisco

Early this month I was in San Francisco for the JavaOne conference. This is the biggest gathering of Java developers and it was the first time I attended JavaOne. The cool part was I got to see “Pearl Jam” at the Oracle Music Festival. I also went to Lake Tahoe and Yosemite National Park. All in all, it was an amazing 2 weeks trip.

Here are some photos:

Egypt trip 2012

Shawon and I are in Egypt on the way back to BD. We had an awesome first day- saw the pyramids, went inside the pyramids, rode a camel. Here are some photos:

Sunny New York on February!!

After the National Conference and meetings, we spent the weekend in New York. We were lucky to have such a nice weather at this time of the year.

This is me at Times Square:

Here is one from the conference. It was really nice to see Warren after a long time.

Prepare for 5010 Transition Effective January 1, 2012

Effective January 1, 2012, a federal mandate requires that providers use the HIPAA Version 5010 standard for electronic claim transactions.We are pleased to announce that Therap has implemented Version 5010 related changes that will impact all providers using Electronic Billing.

Click here to download a summary of the required changes. This will provide you with information that will assist you in meeting the January 1, 2012 compliance requirement.

It is important that providers review and understand the changes detailed in this document and take necessary actions to ensure successful transition to 5010.

If you have any questions regarding 5010, please contact Therap Support at

Sedona on my mind..

Bad weather is following us everywhere — Phoenix had one of the worst storms in a long time, Sedona had snowfall much more than usual. Even when we went to Atlanta (transit to DC) it was raining. Now we are in DC – guess what, its cloudy :-)

We are going to attend “eHealth Initiative” in DC tomorrow. We wanted to stay in Sedona for another day, but we could not find flights to DC, so we had to leave early. Here are some good moments in Sedona:

Rain Snow go away…

After 4 days of rain when we were hoping to have good weather to visit the Grand Canyon, Flagstaff had to have snowfall – so much that all the highways towards the canyon has been closed. So we decided to come to Sedona. The drive from Phoenix to Sedona  was just awesome. I went to Glenwood Springs, Colorado with Jim last year and  thought it was a piece of heaven. But now it seems like there is another piece right here in Sedona.

I don’t want to give up hope on Grand Canyon- so praying that all rain & snow goes away :-)

A week long learning experience on HL7 and "interoperability"

I have been attending tutorials and workgroup meetings in the HL7 conference in Phoenix, AZ since Monday. It was interesting to see so many people coming from all across the world with one objective – “interoperability”.

Though its just one word, but the significance and the cost of achieving and implementing it is very high. The cost is not just in terms of money, but also the overhead of managing and maintaining the system. The complexity of “interoperability” becomes much higher for a country like USA as there are so many states and each state having their own way of doing things. Whereas for other countries, it might be easier to undertake the challenge as the decision can be made by a centralized government.

In spite of the initial cost of implementation, the long term ROI is quite high – realization of the ROI can be the greatest motivation to implement HL7. Just think of the situation where a patient’s clinical/behavioral information for a specific episode or even life long information from different doctors/clinics will be just a click away.

This is where things are heading in HL7 standardization process and we are getting ready to get ourselves to the next level in terms of “interoperability”.

Weekend in Sacramento, CA

I am now in Sacramento, California to visit a friend. I must say its the BEST place on earth :-)

Here are some photos:
golden gate
Golden Gate Bridge
Lake Tahoe
Lake Tahoe
half moon bay
Half Moon Bay
Last week Justin took me and Sazzad to Niagara Falls. Here is one photo:
Niagra Falls from NY

– Asif

Billing Trip

Jim and I are yet again on a Billing cruise. We went to Longview, TX on Monday to meet one of our users. We talked about Professional and Institutional claims and also their CLASS program forms.

Today we met a provider in Glenwood Springs, Colorado. We had a good discussion about Reconciliation reports. I was happy that they really liked our new Professional Claim Generator.

Here are some photos from the trip so far:

Me posing for a blog photo
Denver to Glenwood



Billing in Florida, Day-1

Jim and I are now in Florida to meet a few agencies. Today we spent the day with Bishop Grady in St. Cloud and discussed billing implementation in Therap. They are thinking of expanding the use of Therap in their other programs. We demonstrated our billing and attendance module and showed them the ISP-Billing link, which is one of the most “talked about” features that we did in the last release.

Learning more and more about billing everyday!!

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