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 study published recently in Diabetes Care.
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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 daily productivity directly effects their income.
The Chicago-based organization has two programs for 2011 that include criteria to support proposed federal standards for qualifying for Medicare/Medicaid incentive payments under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The government has not officially proposed standards. But based on some requirements in the law and recommendations from federal advisory committees, CCHIT has launched initial 2011 certification programs that it will modify if necessary.
Physician practices and hospitals that have yet to select or implement an EMR system should get a move on.
OREM, UT, November 17, 2009 /24-7PressRelease/ -- One year after its landmark merger with Misys, electronic medical record (EMR) vendor Allscripts is at a crossroads, facing declining customer satisfaction in several key areas while still maintaining its position as the most-considered vendor in outpatient EMR purchases. A new report from KLAS takes a closer look at the company's struggles and opportunities as the race for meaningful use gets underway.
Critical results from medical imaging tests such as MRIs and X-rays, even when sent by electronic e-mail alerts to doctors, may “fall through the cracks” without prompt attention and follow-up, a review of U.S. veterans’ medical records found.