Application Programming Interfaces are up for discussion today, is this the future of interoperability with medical records? Anyone in the HIT/EHR business today can pretty much attest to the complexities that have evolved and is there anything or anyone to fault? Not really it is just the way it happened. Continue reading: Is HIT Interoperability in the Nature of Healthcare?
Have you ever wanted a simplistic look at the framework of HITECH? This is it which is from the website of the Health IT Dashboard where you can find all kind of statistical and other information as it relates to the adoption of medical records through the anticipated goals. Continue reading: HITECH Framework At a Glance On How The Structure Is Organized
By now we all know this is true that is this the new normal,but a little reminder doesn’t hurt once in a while to re-address the benefits as well as the processes of implementing one. Continue reading: Electronic Medical Records Are the New Normal
Today we hear from Dr. Edmund Billings, Chief Medical Officer from Medshpere systems. In short he is addressing some different points of view regarding the recently released Rand Report. Medical records have changed many times since the beginning states and what have we evolved to? It has been stated many times on the web that the progression of medical records has been leaning more toward the insurer or payer side of the coin and the doctor asks some questions in this area and has a couple ideas open for discussion. Continue reading: The RAND Report: Are Healthcare and Health IT in a Dysfunctional Relationship?
Medscape today carried a quite an depth look at what’s ahead for Meaningful Use part 2 and lays out some of the areas to where confusion and and stumbling blocks stand to occur. The article begins with speaking with a doctor who is currently using eClinical Works EMR and how he is already using a patient portal. Continue reading: Meaningful Use Part 2, To Portal or Not to Portal And Alternatives
As we had reported back in November this turned into a legal battle that was finally settled between the 2 companies. Allscripts offered free upgrades for clients to the new system which is considered an “upgrade” where as Aprima came up with their conversion system to make the transition easier for current users. As you can read one office only had the MyWay system installed for a couple months when they received the notice. Continue reading: Aprima Medical Software Rescue Plan Working Well With Former Allscripts MyWay EMR Clients
Healthcare IT News reports that RelayHealth will be purchasing the Florida based company and once again we are talking here about accessing patient information. Continue reading: McKesson’s RelayHealth to buy Ahi Software, Signs Agreement to Integrate With IntelliChart
Below is one of the charts included in the ONC report giving an update on where the incentives and attesting stands today. It is broken down into several components but the one listed below gives the story in a short visual version. Continue reading: Adoption of EHR Technologies With 66% Meeting Core Objectives, ONC Report
We don’t know exactly what may be required or if actual audits with hospitals and providers will take place, but as a precautionary measure the American Medical Association offers some guidelines and answers as to what you may need should an audit of your incentive funds take place. Continue reading: AMA Offers Preparation Advice In Case of CMS Audits for Meaningful Use
This is great way to review how electronic medical records have evolved. There’s a timeline to follow to get a summarized report. Continue reading: Health IT Infographic–The History of Electronic Medical Records in the US
There’s more data to be captured from this recent report in Healthcare IT News, but you have to consider the move to electronic medical records a real success and with current economic times the figures show the support of the government has been a tremendous asset. Continue reading: EHR Incentives Reach $9 Billion States CMS–Over 177 Physicians and Hospitals