Why EMR?

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There are several benefits to an EMR such as:
• Reduce expenses
• Increase revenue
• Reduce medical errors
• HIPAA Compliant
• Easily Accessible
• Reduce Transcription
• E-Prescribing
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Are You Thinking of Using a Web-Based EHR?

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By Lawrence Gordon, MD, CEO of Waiting Room Solutions

 

Are you thinking of taking the plunge and instituting an Electronic Health Record in your practice?  Before you do, consider web-based software as an alternative to the traditional on premises software.  Many other industries have accepted Software as a Service (SaaS) as a viable alternative to on premises software with leading software applications like Salesforce.com and Oracle Small Business.  With some new introductions to the market, there are now systems that will certainly pique your interest.  All that is required to get up and get going is a broadband Internet connection, a workstation or tablet and  a web browser. Continue reading: Are You Thinking of Using a Web-Based EHR?

Where the Rubber Meets the Road

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By Tripp Weeks, President of XLEMR

           Perhaps you have heard some of the nightmare stories about EMR implementations. You have certainly heard about the disasters and train wrecks. It seems the negative gets the most press.

In reality, however, thousands of EMR installations have been successful and are providing increased productivity and revenue to physicians’ practices. So it is of critical importance that we identify the necessary factors for a successful EMR implementation. Continue reading: Where the Rubber Meets the Road

Electronic Health Records and the Smaller-to-Medium Size Practice

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Like many emerging software products, Electronic Health Records (EHRs) have suffered from an emphasis on technology.  Product design has been dictated largely by what was possible rather than on what was the best fit for the medical office, especially in smaller-to-medium size practices. In addition, product designers have been more likely to come from a technology background rather than a medical one.

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Electronic Health Record Usability-Do You Really Need an "Embraceable" EHR?

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Why is it important to understand what Usability means as it relates to EHR/EMR systems and whether or not “usability” is enough?  Because cost and usability related concerns are the biggest barriers to EHR adoption.  According to the Medical Group Management Association 2005 survey on Medical Group’s Adoption of Electronic Health Records and Information Systems[i] the three highest rated barriers to adoption are: Continue reading: Electronic Health Record Usability-Do You Really Need an "Embraceable" EHR?

EMR Coding

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Introduction

This document is intended to provide an overview of the guidelines that are used by physicians and auditors to determine the level of evaluation and management service provided during patient encounters. We will review both the complex nature of the rules as well as how electronic health records can assist physicians and their staff with the task of determining the level of service. We will also provide detailed information designed to assist clinicians with evaluating how well electronic health record applications perform automated evaluation and management coding services. Continue reading: EMR Coding

EMR Specialty

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There is a lot of discussion concerning which is the ‘best’ Electronic Health Record for any individual entity.  There are a variety of parameters which should be considered prior to embarking upon what will undoubtedly be one of the most important decisions in the life of a healthcare organization.

One of the most important issues is ‘Should I purchase an EMR designed for my specific specialty?’  Continue reading: EMR Specialty