What You Should Know

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It is evident that the year 2009 is the year of Health Information Technology.  Obama is just the icing on the cake with the $50 billion announcement to assist a smooth transition to electronic medical records

As a result, physicians and healthcare staff will be in a frenzy trying to determine which electronic medical record system to purchase.  Continue reading: What You Should Know

Financial Security for Health Care Professionals: The Effect of IT on Livelihood

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When health care professionals consider security they are generally thinking of their patient’s privacy, and what will happen to their sense of ownership as they move from paper charts to electronic data storage.

Although highly sensitive to the cost of transitioning to a paperless office, many physicians lack the time or inclination to focus heavily on business matters. Continue reading: Financial Security for Health Care Professionals: The Effect of IT on Livelihood

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?

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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