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EHR Replacement: 5 Harsh Realities

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The hunt for a fitting electronic health record (EHR) system is a difficult one, with many health care providers hitting multiple snags along the way. Ideally, a provider's EHR will be secure, easy to use and cost effective. Unfortunately, many of today's practices lack EHRs that meet these basic requirements. This is unfortunate, for the wrong EHR system can easily pose significant setbacks in both funding and day-to-day medical operations. There are all kinds of mishaps that may convince a provider to begin the search for a new EHR, but the following are a few of the most common:

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Best 7 Dermatology EMR Software Features for Every Dermatologist

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Best Dermatology EMR Features

As a Dermatologist, your EMR needs are very specific. It can take some time before you're comfortable choosing an EMR that meets those specific needs. Perhaps you've been putting off choosing EMR software because you're not exactly sure which vendor has the features you really need. Or, maybe you've chosen an EMR software vendor, but you haven't been satisfied with their services or products. Either way, we'd like to help you. There are certain features that are absolutely necessary for your specialty, and you'll find that when you work with us, you'll have the top Dermatology EMR features for dermatologists available to you on your customized EMR software.

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Best Podiatry EHR For Podiatrists - Indispensable Features

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Best Podiatry EHR

Adapting a generalized EHR system to your practice as a specialist can be time-consuming. It also usually ends up leaving you without many of the features you need to make EHR worthwhile for your practice. If you're a Podiatrist, and you're interested in implementing an EHR system in your practice, you undoubtedly want to have the best Podiatry EHR software available. 

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How to Select or Upgrade to a Certified EHR

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Once you have assessed your readiness for EHR, and you've done significant planning for your EHR approach, you can begin to think about selecting or upgrading to a certified EHR system. It's vital to pick the right EHR because it will be an investment for your practice, and you want to ensure that you've chosen one that will suit your practice and all that it will need for years to come. 

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Planning your EHR Selection Approach

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Each phase of EHR implementation is vital to the success of the EHR itself. Now that you've done an assessment of your practice for EHR readiness, you're ready to move on to the next step in the process, which is planning your EHR approach.  

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How to Implement an EHR: Assess your Practice Readiness

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A successful EHR implementation is foundational to the success of your EHR system. For most practices who have dealt with problems with their EHR, those problems stem back to difficulty with their implementation. In order to be successful in using EHR, the very first step is to assess your practice readiness. It's important not to skip this step, as you'll find that it will provide you with the guidance you need to make the most out of your EHR. 

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How To Pick the Best EMR Vendor For Your Practice

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Best EMR Vendor

In this day and age, when providers are switching EMRs right and left, we all know that they went wrong in one crucial part of their EMR purchase: vendor selection. While there are many different methods of EMR vendor selection used by medical practices, many of them have been left wishing they had used a different method, or chosen a different vendor. EMR vendor selection is very important for many reasons. In addition to poor selection being problematic for physicians who wish to attest to the stages of meaningful use, choosing the wrong vendor can also result in implementation and utilization issues. A great deal of research is required prior to choosing your vendor. Research is the only way to ensure that you've made an excellent choice, and that you'll be able to enjoy all of the benefits of your EMR system.

As you begin to look at EMR vendors, here are a few key areas you'll want to pay attention to that will help you make an excellent decision that you won't regret a few months or years down the road.

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Your EMR Implementation is Complete - Now What?

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When Can Providers Use Modifier 25?

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Modifier 25

Modifier 25 is frequently used in the wrong context -- sometimes mistakenly but more often as a result of purposeful attempts to increase a practice's level of reimbursements. The modifier is clearly defined as an identifiable evaluation and management (E/M) service performed by the same physician and on the same day as the initial procedure. However, many attempts have been made to stretch this definition in recent years, with some practices trying to use modifier 25 for situations in which the E/M service was performed by someone other than the physician responsible for the procedure in question.

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How to Balance EMR/Patient Interaction Like a Pro

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One of the most common complaints physicians have about electronic medical records is the difficulty of balancing using the EMR and patient interaction. If you're like most physicians, you entered into your profession because of your desire to help other people. Regardless of the age group you work with on a day to day basis, patient interaction has always been high on your priority list. While EMR has proven successful in making your practice more efficient, the challenge of continuing to give your patients the personal attention they need from you still exists. However, by making a few small changes to your encounters with your patients, you can still maintain your interaction with them while successfully using your EMR system.

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