Editor’s Note: A West Virginia surgical practice recently got a pleasant surprise, when it discovered that implementing Meaningful Use measures not only provided the practice with financial gain, but with a “useful tool in care for” patients.  And best of all, the process of attesting was much less stressful than anticipated, thanks to a little help from friends in the Allscripts online client community. Here, in their words, is the story they shared on our online community: At Heiskell King Burns & Tallman Surgical Associates, we are a general and vascular surgery practice comprised of 4 surgeons, 3 mid-level providers and approximately 40 additional office staff.  As a specialty group, we imagined all sorts of tortuous scenarios that would have to be endured for our practice to meet the requirements for Meaningful Use Stage 1.  We procrastinated, debated, procrastinated some more […]