The 2 Sides of Safeguarding your EHR Data from Cybersecurity Threats People vs TechnologyIn today’s electronic healthcare world, it is important to make the patient feel safe about sharing their health details.  If they feel their personal health information (PHI) could be at risk of hackers, they may be more likely to withhold information, which could result (worst case scenario) in life threatening consequences.  To fully create a ... Read more...

7 Levels of Service & Support You Should Demand from Your EHR Vendor When it comes to selecting an EHR software, there are many attributes of the system to consider and compare before choosing. Many EHRs on the market today will be focused on your particular needs and may even cost about the same, but how do you know what you’ll get after go-live?  Will you experience easy ... Read more...

Overcome the Unexpected Challenges of EHR Implementation ObstaclesWhen adopting a new electronic health records (EHR) or any new technology, there are always challenges.  The challenge of learning how to use it well in order to fully maximize its benefits, and the challenge of reorganizing processes and upgrading equipment to accommodate abrupt changes.  These obstacles are to be expected.  But what about those ... Read more...

EHRs Can Improve Efficiency of High Volume Immunizations High Vol ImmunImmunizations are an important service offering of Public Health Departments and Community Health Centers, including FQHCs.  The flu vaccine for this season alone, for example, will be somewhere between 171 and 179 million doses for the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  This makes the administration of immunizations and inventory ... Read more...

The FDA issues Guidelines Covering EHR Data in Clinical Trials 1454652638_epilepsy-drugAs Electronic Health Records (EHRs) become more prolific, their use and value in ongoing and new clinical trials becomes more important and also a point of confusion and contention on data quality and privacy concerns in the industry. A new document released by the US Food and Drug Administration is intended as guidance for principle ... Read more...