EHRs for E-Prescriptions and Drug Monitoring ProgramsEHRs for E-Prescriptions and Drug Monitoring Programs

Electronic Prescriptions (or e-prescriptions) allow prescribers to write prescriptions digitally. Digital prescriptions can save prescribers time and energy and lower the risks of prescription errors, drug reactions, and dosage miscalculations that send 1.3 million Americans to the emergency room annually. E-prescriptions are now federally mandated in most states with the last states scheduled to begin ...
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Bill to Adopt the CCBHC Medicaid Demonstration NationwideBill to Adopt the CCBHC Medicaid Demonstration Nationwide

The bipartisan Excellence in Mental Health and Addiction Treatment Act of 2021 was introduced to the Senate this July. This legislation will allow every state to establish fully funded Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics (CCBHC) and join the CCBHC Medicaid model nationwide. If the act is passed it will expand access to high-quality mental health ...
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Lawmakers Re-Introduce Public Health Infrastructure Saves Lives ActLawmakers Re-Introduce Public Health Infrastructure Saves Lives Act

Lawmakers have re-introduced legislation to provide consistent funding for maintenance of public healthcare IT systems. The Public Health Infrastructure Saves Lives Act is meant to stop the boom-bust funding cycle that the public health system has struggled with for decades and instead provide a steady stream of support. If adopted, the act would provide $4.5 ...
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Optimizing IT Spending: How EHR Support Affects your Bottom LineOptimizing IT Spending: How EHR Support Affects your Bottom Line

When it comes to your EHR, how does support for your product affect your IT budget’s bottom line?   As healthcare organizations seek to recover from the financial downturn caused by COVID-19 and improve patient outcomes, CIOs are turning to health IT and EHR optimization to lead the way. Digital tools are now a competitive differentiator for ...
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Protecting Healthcare Staff from Traumatic StressProtecting Healthcare Staff from Traumatic Stress

Healthcare practitioners have carried a particularly heavy burden being on the front lines of emergency response efforts of COVID-19 while seeing their community members experience traumas via loss of health and economic stability. Even outside of a pandemic, practitioners and those they serve bring their own personal histories, traumas and adversities into their healthcare agencies. ...
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Internet Explorer is going away: Is it taking your Security with it?Internet Explorer is going away: Is it taking your Security with it?

Major hacking events, including healthcare ransomware attacks, are increasingly reported in the news. In protecting sensitive system data stored on cloud-based SaaS technology EHRs, all potential security risks and ways in which data could be vulnerable must be evaluated. One such vulnerability may be the browser your EHR currently uses to access the internet.  Keeping browsers ...
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