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...

Combating Misinformation in your Health Department or FQHC 0-7VxgKy_sNztbubA9Advancements in technology have greatly improved efficiency and outcomes for both healthcare providers and patients. Electronic Health Records (EHR) help to advance clinical care coordination and billing, medical technology innovations have provided new, cost effective treatments, and continued research improves knowledge and data every day.   But along with the good, technology has also brought new problems ... Read more...

8 Common HIPAA Breaches to Avoid and What to Look for in Your EHR SnoopingAll across the country Health Departments and Community Health Centers including FQHCs experience many forms of HIPAA violations.  Often, these breaches are unintended but not always.  So, understanding where employees fall short can help your staff prevent many common breaches.   Some of the most common breaches to be aware of are:     Improper storage and handling of paper ... Read more...

HHS begins awarding funds to FQHCs to combat Zika zika29The Zika virus continues to dominate health news and new research as organizations work to determine the best route to combat the spread of the virus. Increasing concern is the 2016 Summer Olympic Games to be hosted in Rio de Janiero, Brazil – one of the South American countries most affected by the current outbreak. ... Read more...