When it comes to EHR adoption, where does public health rank?

When it comes to the adoption of EHR software, the answer to the question “Who’s making the switch?” might surprise you—or not.   Of course, more and more providers are implementing EHRs today—78 percent of office-based physicians used some type of EHR system in 2013, up from 18 percent in 2001—but who has been the […]Read More »

Patients like the convenience of mobile health but doctors are hesitant. Why?

The use of mobile technologies is exploding globally. Everyone seems to have a mobile phone or be using a computer with Wi-Fi. We all like the convenience of anytime, anywhere access. And now, Mobile Health, or mHealth as it is commonly referred to, is a top emerging trend in healthcare—but there’s an important debate going […]Read More »

Are fist-bumps the new handshake for public health?

  How local health departments can have fun reducing the spread of infections! The handshake, thought by some to have originated as a gesture of peace, is on its way out. This ancient form of greeting has been practiced as far back as the 5th century BC. So why is there a push to ban […]Read More »

New EHR Apps for Local Health Departments - Demos at NCPHA

Patagonia Health to engage with NCPHA audience with encore presentations at the 2014 NCPHA conference.   The NCPHA conference is quickly approaching! This year’s conference will be held September 17-19, 2014 at the Hilton Wilmington Riverside. Speaking Engagements Patagonia Health is a proud sponsor of NCPHA and will be presenting EHR Best Practices and New […]Read More »

What is the Difference Between EMR and EHR

The terms “Electronic Medical Records” (EMR) and “Electronic Health Records” (EHR) are so often used interchangeably and also incorrectly. There are some important distinctions between the two, especially in Public Health settings! Let us simplify it for you. Electronic Medical Records (EMRs), simply put, are just the digital version of the traditional paper charts in […]Read More »

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