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Modern EHR software has transformed significantly from simple text entry to comprehensive medical practice software with a multitude of functionality. Shortlisting and implementing the 'right' EHR Software has become a daunting process.

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EHRs Help Cut Medicaid Costs, study...

Washington state program could be model for the nation.

More-complex care, not fraud, behind...

Fraud isn't at the root of a spike in providers' billing for emergency services, a new opinion piece in the New England Journal of Medicine asserts. 

"Protecting" Psychiatric Medical...

Concern for "stigma" of psychiatric illness keeps information from primary care doctors

Meaningful use drives physician EHR boom

When the medical practice of Howard Axe, MD, found itself in need of a new electronic prescribing system two years ago, implementing a full electronic health record system with an e-prescribing...

10 physician practice trends to watch...

To borrow the words of Lou Goodman, president of the nonprofit Physicians Foundation, "2013 will be a watershed year for the U.S. healthcare system." For physician practices, the upcoming New Year...

EHR algorithm can ID, classify diabetes.

Algorithms applied to electronic health record data can identify more cases of undetected diabetes in patients than claims codes, and discriminates between type 1 and type 2 diabetes, according to a ...

Feds Take Critical Look At Meaningful...

The Office of Inspector General (OIG) of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has launched a wide-ranging review of government incentive payments to physicians and hospitals for the...

EMR Cuts Rx Errors for HIV Hospital...

SAN DIEGO – Use of electronic medical records technology reduced medication errors among hospitalized HIV patients from 16% to 1.1%, a 93% reduction (P=0.002), researchers said here.

3 Big Trends For the EHR Cloud

A recent MarketsandMarkets report forecasts cloud computing in healthcare to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 20.5 percent from 2012 to 2017. Although cloud computing offers significant...

Sharing EHR notes benefits patients and...

Providing patients with access to their physician's notes benefits those patients and does not add to a doctor's workload, according to a new study published this week in the Annals of Internal...

Largest Study Ever Links EHRs With...

study conducted at HMO giant Kaiser Permanente involving nearly 170,000 patients with diabetes found that use of electronic health records helped significantly reduce A1c levels (average blood...

No Cap on EHR Incentive Payouts

WASHINGTON – There are no set appropriations for how much the federal government can spend on rewarding providers who adopt and use electronic health records under the Medicare and Medicaid ...

Government EHR incentives near $7Billion

WASHINGTON – Medicare and Medicaid electronic health record payments are approaching $7 billion since the program's beginning, with $6.9 billion paid out to 143,800 physicians and hospitals in total...

Five groups named permanent EHR...

Even though the new regime for testing and certifying electronic health-record systems under the federal EHR incentive program won't take effect until October—and testing against newly released...

EHRs Improve Safety and Reduce Stress...

5 Ways Device Integration Increases the...

It's no secret EMRs hold numerous benefits, such as enabling physicians and caregivers to make clinical decisions based on the data in the system. But issues arise and dangers are seen when the data...

Hospitals seek more integrated,...

Larger hospitals are choosing EHRs that enable them to meet Meaningful Use requirements--and they aren't willing to wait for vendors to catch up, according to a new report from KLAS Research.

EHRs Call For Tech Etiquette In The...

Just as a teenager zoned out on texting instead of listening can drive parents crazy, doctors who ignore tech etiquette in the exam room do so at their peril, according to an article at amednews.com....

Medicare or Medicaid EHR incentives: 6...

Now more than ever, providers are exploring whether the Medicare or Medicaid reimbursement program is best to receive their EHR incentive payments. For many, both are an option, and according to...

Physicians Positive About EHRs

Most office-based physicians who have adopted electronic health records are satisfied with the systems they have chosen and have noted improved patient care, according to a survey by the Department...

Five Ways to Leverage Your EHR System...

According to one recent report, the future looks unsteady for small primary care practices with 10 doctors or fewer. In fact, more than a quarter of those surveyed could foresee themselves closing up...

New and Improved Pediatric EHR...

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has taken another step to help the electronic health record industry improve pediatric EHRs, issuing a guide to improve EHR usability when...

ONC Extends Temporary EHR Certification...

According to a notice published on November 3 2011 in the Federal Register, National Health Information Technology Coordinator Farzad Mostashari, M.D., has delayed implementation of the permanent ...

EHR Meaningful Use Attestation Will...

Hospitals and eligible professionals will continue to report clinical quality measures for electronic health records meaningful use via attestation in 2012, just as they must do this year.

Fed Advisors: Too Soon to Add EHR...

National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics, a federal advisory body, feels that the Office of the National Coordinator's plan to require use of EHR metadata in Stage 2 of the meaningful use...

Medicaid EHR incentive programs launched

Four more states launched Medicaid electronic-health record incentive programs for providers this month. A total of 21 states have launched such payment programs since the beginning of the year. 

CMS Proposes MU Attestation for...

Hospitals, critical access hospitals and eligible professionals may continue to report clinical quality measures for meaningful use via attestation in 2012, just as they must do in 2011, according to...

Stage 2 Meaningful Use may be Delayed...

Farzad Mostashari, M.D., national coordinator for health information technology, has announced his support for delaying Stage 2 of electronic health records meaningful use by one year to 2014 for...

EHR Certification - CCHIT becomes...

HHS today named CCHIT (Certification Commission for Health Information Technology), and the Drummond Group, Austin, Texas, as organizations qualified to test and certify electronic health-record...

EHR Software - Permanent Certification...

The Health IT Policy Committee endorsed comments on a plan by the Office of the National Coordinator to offer permanent certification of electronic health record systems, including a provision to...

EHR Software - Labeling To Signify...

The federal Health IT Policy Committee has recommended that health IT vendors use labels to clarify that their EHR Software is certified to satisfy first-stage requirements for meaningful use in...

ePrescribing Gets Cheaper : Surescripts...

Surescripts, The Nation's E-Prescription Network, today announced that it has lowered the cost of e-prescribing services used millions of times each day by physicians, pharmacists and payers...

Meaningful Use Measures May Be Reduced

Members of a federal health IT advisory group last week proposed to relax the number of measures that will be required for healthcare providers to demonstrate " meaningful use" of electronic health...

Achieving ‘Meaningful Use' Challenging...

According to the 94,700-member American Academy of Family Physicians, while it "supports the goals" behind the proposed regulations, it believes that the regulations-as proposed-impose hurdles that...

Electronic Health Records : Ambulatory...

A government survey indicates there was an 18.7% increase in the use of electronic health record software in physician offices to 41.5% in 2008 from 34% in 2007, but preliminary results for 2009 show...

EMRs Ready To Show Meaningful Use, But...

Eighty-five percent of healthcare providers believe their ambulatory electronic medical record software will enable them to meet the 2011 meaningful use deadlines being considered by the federal...

Meaningful Use of EHRs Defined by HHS

HHS issued two sets of much-anticipated federal regulations that significantly further the government's healthcare information technology adoption agenda. The first set of regulations lists the "...

Studies Show Physicians Still Question...

Believe it or not, physicians really do support the idea of EMRs. In one study of Massachusetts doctors, published in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, 86 percent said...

"Push Technology" To Help Organizations...

There is a push going on for push messaging, a likely first step in rolling out a proposed national health information network in time for healthcare organizations to use electronic health record...

EHR Improves Patient Safety

In a study published recently by "The Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association", computerized provider order entry (CPOE) has been shown to improve patient safety by reducing...

Cost of EMRs is not the Barrier to EMR...

A CIO believes that cost of EMRs is not the barrier to EMR adoption. He also says that Physicians in a community are paid on a pay-as-you go basis. So anything that is perceived as a barrier to their...

Will "meaningful use" of EHRs be...

The federal definition and criteria for the "meaningful use" of electronic health-record systems seems to be getting delayed. It was due today, but that deadline passed today at noon.

EMR and Practice Management Software -...

KLAS Enterprises LLC has issued its 2009 Best in KLAS Awards based on customer satisfaction with health information technology vendors and consultants.

EHR Users More Likely To Report Adverse...

Physicians are more likely to report drug safety information when using an electronic health record system, according to a recent survey.

The New York-based Pfizer pharmaceutical company released the...

New Certification Programs in Early 2010

David Blumenthal, M.D., national coordinator for health information technology, on December 7, 2009, posted a stimulus-related update on ONC's blog, called Health IT Buzz.

He announced that ...

90% Users Satisfied with EHRs

At a policy conference sponsored by the National Committee for Quality Assurance in Washington, David Blumenthal, national coordinator for health information technology at HHS, said that a recent...

CCHIT Certifies EHRs Under 2011 Criteria

The Certification Commission for Health Information Technology has announced the first electronic health records products certified under its 2011 criteria.

The Chicago-based organization has two...

Meaningful Use of EHR Software - CMS...

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services soon will send a series of documents to state Medicaid agencies to assist them in developing health information technology plans, which include...

Use EHR Software Effectively -...

In a blog published on 30th November, David Blumenthal, M.D., M.P.P. - National Coordinator for Health Information Technology writes that he believes that "policy should be based on the best...

Don't wait until next year to implement...

Physician practices and hospitals that have yet to select or implement an EMR system should get a move on.