Archive for April, 2011

How Quickly Should Your EMR Deliver Improved Features?

April 28, 2011

Rapidly changing government rules and regulations mean that your Electronic Medical Record (EMR) has to be flexible enough to adapt to these changes—and do it quickly. Your EMR should also promptly and seamlessly deliver the enhancements and additional functionality that your physicians want and need. What is your EMR vendor’s process for delivering enhancements? With [...]

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Data Exchange: 3 Key Questions You Should Ask

April 21, 2011

The future of healthcare requires that you share clinical information across boundaries. Here are three key questions you should ask yourself—or any EHR vendor you deal with—about the data platform: Can the system pull critical data from disparate sources? An EHR system should seamlessly integrate with other information sources and present the information in a [...]

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Two Critical Steps to Avoid ePrescribing Penalties

April 19, 2011

Start ePrescribing in 2011—in addition to increasing Medicare reimbursement by 1% in 2011, ePrescribing in 2011 prevents physicians from incurring the ePrescribing penalties for 2012 and 2013. Although many providers are already ePrescribing, not everyone is aware of the timing involved to avoid the penalties: Providers must successfully ePrescribe on a total of 25 Medicare [...]

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