A Healthy EHR = a Healthy Bottom Line: “No blood clots allowed!”A Healthy EHR = a Healthy Bottom Line: “No blood clots allowed!”

Getting the bottom line healthy for any health-care related clinic or business is the business equivalent of the aorta to the human body: it is the life-line for health to abound for both patients and employees.   The overall health of a person’s body is keenly tied to blood successfully flowing through the aorta – the largest ...
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Will Mental Health Providers get EHR Incentives?Will Mental Health Providers get EHR Incentives?

H.R. 3331, a bill to “amend title XI of the Social Security Act to promote testing of incentive payments for behavioral health providers for adoption and use of certified electronic health record technology” was introduced to Congress on July 20, 2017, by Representatives Lynn Jenkins (R-KS) and Doris Matsui (D-CA). Additionally, Senators Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) ...
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3 Ways (+1 bonus) EHR Data Helps Calm the Opioid Crisis3 Ways (+1 bonus) EHR Data Helps Calm the Opioid Crisis

Coordinating patient information through EHR data, and shared among healthcare providers, leads to better, more focused care to patients.  A complete picture emerges of the various health aspects of each individual, including physical health and mental health.  In the case of licit opioid use (e.g. oxycodone) often physical health problems initially warrant opioid use, but ...
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EHR Customer Satisfaction: UPswing!EHR Customer Satisfaction: UPswing!

Results of the 2017 HEALTHCARE IT NEWS “EHR Satisfaction Survey” indicate a move in the positive direction for respondents in feeling that their providers and not only listening to their concerns but are also evolving their systems in responsiveness to user feedback – in other words, EHR customer satisfaction is on the rise.  “It is ...
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In the Aftermath of Hurricanes, Your Choice of EHR MattersIn the Aftermath of Hurricanes, Your Choice of EHR Matters

Names have meaning.  Names have value and communicate more than the syllables pronounced.  In the face of the weather which has pummeled the United States this past month, now these names have meaning:  Harvey.  Irma. Maria. And most recently, Nate.   Per the AMA “Morning Rounds” web news of October 5, 2017, “Damage from Hurricane Maria could ...
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Is Your EHR Vendor Legit? The Top 4 things to Find OutIs Your EHR Vendor Legit? The Top 4 things to Find Out

Today’s EHR market offers numerous options and tremendous variety in electronic health records software that it can be cumbersome to decide which vendor to choose.  Uncertainty can be due to any number of reasons, so this must be a big part of the discussion among your staff, prior to buying a new EHR.   First, the software’s ...
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