EMR/EHR

How A Specialty-Specific EMR System Changed the Game for a New York Dermatologist

March 3, 2015     Rajiv Leventhal
article
It wasn’t too long ago when Kavita Mariwalla, M.D., a practicing dermatologist, had a sour view on electronic medical records (EMRs). But when she moved into her own private practice, she implemented one piece of technology that made all the difference.

Survey: Seniors Want to Access Their Healthcare Online

March 3, 2015     Rajiv Leventhal
news
There is a growing demand among tech-savvy seniors who want to access healthcare services from home, but the majority of them don’t think that today’s technology is sufficient enough to do so, according to a new survey from the New York-based research firm,...

Mac McMillan: Time to Get Real About Data Breaches—While Also Celebrating Daily Victories

March 2, 2015     Mark Hagland
article
Mac McMillan tells his audience at the CHIME-iHT2 Lead Forum on data security, being held in San Francisco, that healthcare leaders need to implement better processes around data security—while celebrating the daily and weekly data security victories as well

Washington Debrief: House Approves Bill to Exempt Ambulatory Surgical Centers from MU

March 2, 2015     Jeff Smith, Vice President of Public Policy at CHIME
article
Last week, the House Committee on Ways and Means approved a bill to exempt patient encounters that take place in ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) from counting toward meaningful use requirements. There is currently no requirement that ambulatory surgery...

For Talented CMIOs in the Emerging New Healthcare, the World Really Is their “Oyster”

March 2, 2015     Mark Hagland
blog
Speaking with Dr. David Levin about the roles and reporting relationships of “2.0 Generation” CMIOs was exciting and possibility-filled

AMA’s Stack: CMS Should Have Declared Victory After Stage 1, Gotten Out of the Way

March 2, 2015     David Raths
blog
Meaningful use Stage 1 helped create a vibrant health IT sector, said Steven Stack, M.D., AMA's president-elect. But he added that one of the things the government doesn't do well is course-correct.

Facing Fundamental Transformation: David Levin, M.D. Reflects on CMIOs’ Challenges and Opportunities

February 28, 2015     Mark Hagland
article
David Levin, M.D., an industry leader and the former CMIO of the Cleveland Clinic, shares his perspectives on the transformational challenges and opportunities facing not only U.S. patient care organizations in general, but also facing CMIOs and other senior...

Documenting Better in the New Healthcare

February 26, 2015     Gabriel Perna
article
David Goldman, D.O. says what many are thinking when it comes to documenting in current EHR systems: it’s not intuitive at all. The after-effect can be harrowing for providers, but he believes he has the solution to solve this problem.

Minimizing the ICD-10 Impact by Focusing on the Codes That Matter

February 26, 2015     Rajiv Leventhal
article
As it looks like the transition to ICD-10 is going to finally happen his year, providers may think that they will have to master 155,000 codes. But not so fast—one consulting firm as developed a shortcut to lessen to burden in the short term.

Secrets to EMR Success

February 25, 2015     Lois Bowers, Senior Editor of Long-Term Living
article
Aging services providers generally lag behind hospitals and medical practices when it comes to purchasing and using electronic medical records (EMR) systems, in part because government incentives—and penalties—weren’t implemented with them in mind. As the...

CMS Pushes Back Deadline for Medicare EHR Incentive Program

February 25, 2015     Gabriel Perna
news
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is giving Medicare-eligible professionals a few extra weeks to attest to meaningful use for the Medicare Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program 2014 reporting year.
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