Using EHRs in the Emergency Room With Higher Billings Does Not Always Indicate Fraud

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Fierce EMR today focused on a study of an analysis created by the New England Journal of Medicine that takes a deeper look in to why some of the medical billing today is growing.  In the news of late we have been reading about the government and others questioning the billing and coding of physicians with using electronic medical records. Continue reading: Using EHRs in the Emergency Room With Higher Billings Does Not Always Indicate Fraud

Practice Fusion Leads as the Top EHR Vendor With Satisfied Clients Using E-prescribing

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Emedeon and Dr. First were second and third in the survey.  As we all know it makes sense today to use a medical records system combined with e-prescribing.  The numbers look pretty good with stating 61% of all clinicians are using some degree of e-prescribing. Continue reading: Practice Fusion Leads as the Top EHR Vendor With Satisfied Clients Using E-prescribing

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

Hospitals Looking to Purchase “Patient Flow” Software to Work with EHRs As Overcrowding and Delays of Service for Patients Increases

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This is an element that to date has not been highlighted substantially, but we stand to hear a lot more about Patient Flow Software in the future.  As hospitals merge, go out business, etc. the number of hospitals in the US is not rising.  I can’t remember the last time I read about a “new hospital” opening other than new building or facilities being constructed for existing hospitals.  Continue reading: Hospitals Looking to Purchase “Patient Flow” Software to Work with EHRs As Overcrowding and Delays of Service for Patients Increases

MIT Working On A New System to Disambiguate Words Used in Doctor’s Clinical Notes–Topic Modeling

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Word-sense disambiguation is not as easy as it sounds when you have two or more meanings for one word.  MIT is now using what is called “Topic Modeling” to determine which meaning is correct.  In the English language most double meanings are usually not even close however with clinical terminology that may not always be the case.  Continue reading: MIT Working On A New System to Disambiguate Words Used in Doctor’s Clinical Notes–Topic Modeling