Archive for November, 2011

4 Critical Differences among EHR Systems

November 17, 2011

What are the real differences among EHR systems? It can be cumbersome to compare and contrast systems—every vendor promises a multitude of features, from document/image management, electronic prescribing, auto-routing, and integration between systems, to reporting features, summary sheets, audit trails, and note generation. And they all promise top-rated support and meaningful use. So, how can [...]

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2011 Tax Break – Section 179: Fully Deduct Your EHR Purchase

November 10, 2011

Doctors and Administrations: Don’t miss out on your 2011 tax break. Internal Revenue Code Section 179 allows you to deduct the full purchase price of equipment—like your EHR software and hardware purchases—from your practice’s gross income. Here’s an example: If your practice is in the combined federal/state tax bracket of 40%, a $350,000 equipment purchase [...]

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Meaningful Use Workflow…How Meaningful Is It to You?

November 3, 2011

Consider the possibility of earning $44,000 per physician in government incentives by demonstrating meaningful use with your certified EHR system. Is demonstrating meaningful use important to you? Or are you concerned about decreased levels of productivity and being forced to change your normal workflow? There still remains a misconception that if you purchase an EHR, [...]

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