AMA Offers Preparation Advice In Case of CMS Audits for Meaningful Use

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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

EHR Incentives Reach $9 Billion States CMS–Over 177 Physicians and Hospitals

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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

EHR Medical Records Matched with DNA Used to Define and Research Disease and Aging

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Kaiser Permanente in California was a bit ahead of the game, but through members agreeing to donate their DNA a few years ago, they now have a massive data base to studyand all of this would not be possible without the use of their medical records system.  Continue reading: EHR Medical Records Matched with DNA Used to Define and Research Disease and Aging

National Football League (NFL) Selects eClinicalWorks EHR Medical Records For Digital Records for Players

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Head trauma in the NFL has been a topic of conversation of late with players and in addition to safety with playing the game, and now it can be tracked with the use of electronic medical records.  Over the last few years the news has been full of stories from players from years past with concussions and other ailments that were attributed to the years they spent as a player with the NFL.  Continue reading: National Football League (NFL) Selects eClinicalWorks EHR Medical Records For Digital Records for Players

Cost of Electronic Medical Records Systems for Doctors–Subscription Models Can Save Money and Time

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Several doctors across the country are citing that the cost of medical records, the business operations are getting to be expensive as a private practice.  In the news several doctors have been interviewed of late and have stated this is a growing concern if the practice can withstand the transition.  Electronic medical records do come in all sizes and prices and there are subscription models that are affordable.  The days of purchasing a system for an installation on a local based server seem to be slowing down for a couple of reasons, expense and maintenance.  Continue reading: Cost of Electronic Medical Records Systems for Doctors–Subscription Models Can Save Money and Time

Some Doctors Cite that EHRs and Related Costs are One of the Underlying Reasons Private Practice Doctors Are Seeking Employment

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This report has a few different twists and turns to it and this is a survey but it does make one point about the frustrations and costs that private practices think about today.  We all know the way of the future is electronic medical records in one format or another and the choices are there.  Over half of the doctors mentioned that the government requirements combined with all the changes with managed care was becoming a lot to handle, and take care of patients too. Continue reading: Some Doctors Cite that EHRs and Related Costs are One of the Underlying Reasons Private Practice Doctors Are Seeking Employment

Coast Guard Medical Records To Go Wireless–Lockheed To Install MONAXOffice for EHR Access

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This is a pilot program for Lockheed Martin with the wireless service and initially 42,000 active duty service members will be enrolled.  This means that the EHR capabilities will be available on mobile devices, such as tablets and cell phones.  MONAXOffice will provide the access in a highly secured enterprise setting. Continue reading: Coast Guard Medical Records To Go Wireless–Lockheed To Install MONAXOffice for EHR Access

Meaningful Use Is Not Just for the Large Vendors, Smaller Vendors Servicing Rural Areas Have Several Attestations And Are At the Top of the List

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This is an interesting article from Modern Healthcare and what a surprise to Computer Programs and Systems of Mobile, Alabama in the number one position for the largest number of hospitals using a complete EHR system with attesting.  It’s amazing that the company takes over first place from Epic which has almost become a household name with larger hospitals across the US.  Read further to see how Cerner and Meditech ranked in their respective areas.    Continue reading: Meaningful Use Is Not Just for the Large Vendors, Smaller Vendors Servicing Rural Areas Have Several Attestations And Are At the Top of the List