Is HIT Interoperability in the Nature of Healthcare?

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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?

“It’s the System Stupid”, And the Laws of Unintended Consequences Reviewed

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Today we have an opinion piece from Dr. Edmund Billings from Medsphere relaying a message that we have all probably thought about at one time or another if you are in the Health IT business.  How did all of this transpire in the medical record business?  Continue reading: “It’s the System Stupid”, And the Laws of Unintended Consequences Reviewed

Meaningful Use Part 2, To Portal or Not to Portal And Alternatives

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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

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

Adoption of EHR Technologies With 66% Meeting Core Objectives, ONC Report

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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

EMR Platforms and 3rd Party Data Solutions Grow Closer -Cerner Selects Scalable Payer Platform

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We certainly have come a long way since the early days of electronic medical records.  When you reflect back to the early days you might remember when e-prescribing and charting were two different types of technology offerings and of course today almost nobody operates an medical record system without e-prescribing being an included module.  Continue reading: EMR Platforms and 3rd Party Data Solutions Grow Closer -Cerner Selects Scalable Payer Platform

Medicare End of Consultation Fees Provided Uptick in Medicare Spending–Not the EMR This Time

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With all the current discussions on medical records and coding, the American Medical Association today has a with a study to shed some light with a surprise change in billing with the removal of consultation fees.  Sometimes it may be hard to predict exactly how the math will work. Continue reading: Medicare End of Consultation Fees Provided Uptick in Medicare Spending–Not the EMR This Time

CMS Gives HospitalsIn New York & New Jersey a Deadline Extension for Meaningful Use Attestation

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After hurricane Sandy ravaged the east cost CMS has decided to offer an extension of time for attestation.  The official details are listed below.  Some hospitals are barely up and running again, some with only outpatient services.  Both New York and New Jersey hospitals were hit hard with the storm and flooding. Continue reading: CMS Gives HospitalsIn New York & New Jersey a Deadline Extension for Meaningful Use Attestation

The Days of Paper Based Medical Records Are Numbered

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This may or may not sound astounding but it is true and the only portion we can’t really predict is the amount of time it will take for more practices and hospitals to join the ranks.  There are really just too many reasons not to and with the stimulus money given for exhibiting meaningful use you can get the government to help you out with the cost, or in some areas it might be paid for totally and there may be some change left. Continue reading: The Days of Paper Based Medical Records Are Numbered

Amazing Charts EHR Acquired by Pri-Med

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Modern Healthcare reports that has been acquired by Pri-Med who is in the business of providing medical education and has several regional conferences every year.  The founder, Jon Bertman will stay on as the CEO.  Amazing Charts has always had the physician focus and worked to keep the price of their software affordable.  They were one of the first medical records companies in the business.  Continue reading: Amazing Charts EHR Acquired by Pri-Med