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Patagonia Health EHR; Making things easier for healthcare professionals

In a report published by the American Medical Informatics Association’s (AMIA) EHR 2020 Task Force, they summarize their position on the status and future direction of Electronic Health Records (EHRs). Adoption of federally certified EHR has increased and significant benefits have been achieved by clinics. Users of EHRs have seen benefits in the area of […]

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Connecting to Health Information Exchange (HIE) via EHR – how it helps syndromic surveillance for public health

Once all community EHRs are connected via Health Information Exchange (HIE) it will be powerful for public health departments to see real-time disease spreading statewide via syndromic surveillance and GIS mapping.   Concentrating on local community concerns, public health departments strategize on policies and tactics used to protect and improve the health of their community. […]

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Is Stage 3 Meaningful Use in the hot seat?

Ready or not, Stage 3 Meaningful Use is coming albeit with some needed flexibility.   There is no exception to adopt and become meaningful use (MU) compliant: all clinics, including public health, must comply. With huge investments already made by numerous healthcare centers nationwide, there is a demand for the sustainability of the meaningful use […]

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