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No more “Do It Yourself (DIY) Electronic Health Records (EHR)”

Electronic Health Records

Over twenty years ago, I started my career in the human services software industry, focusing on public and mental health. Back then, the software was 100% proprietary and was mainly used for billing and reporting systems. They ran software on expensive RISC based UNIX systems and the servers alone, to run the software, were well […]

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How can EHR help with Evidence-Based Approach to improving patient health?

According to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), “the practice of evidence-based public health (EBPH) is an integration of science-based interventions with community preferences for improving population health”   It makes sense to focus limited public health resources on implementing strategies that have already proven to be effective in producing positive health outcomes. […]

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What is it? EHR Management Dashboard App for local health departments

A “Dashboard” provides users a quick view of overall performance of a system. For example, we are all used to a car dashboard which provides a quick view of performance of a car and its sophisticated engine. Car dashboards provide driver performance information (e.g. speed), indicators (e.g. remaining fuel, engine temperature) and warning alerts (engine […]

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Sure, price is important when buying an EHR.

What is the next most important thing for a Local Health Department? You may be surprised.   Local health departments across the nation have seen their budgets reduce year over year while expenses continue to rise. However, we all know Electronic Health Record (EHR) software will bring needed efficiencies while complying with federal EHR meaningful […]

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