A Trip Into Your Patients’ Future Doctor Visit

Posted by EHRblogger on April 5, 2013 at 3:02 pm

Most doctors haven’t appreciated their government-sponsored migration from paper charts to a clunky keyboard. The pointing and clicking is killing productivity in the name of data capture. But what if I told you that you can increase productivity by completely eliminating chart interaction? I can easily imagine a not so distant future where your patients [...]

The HIPAA Hike: “Conquering the HIPAA Compliance Mountain”

Posted by EHRblogger on March 14, 2013 at 6:24 pm

As a HIPAA expert, there is no other way to put it: HIPAA is a complex and oftentimes frustrating topic. I like to think of HIPAA as a mountain that physicians, nurses, practice administrators, and other members of the medical community need to conquer. The only way to do this successfully is to become a [...]

One Size Fits None

Posted by EHRblogger on March 7, 2013 at 3:38 pm

In my world of technical implementations, no two clients or projects are the same. Even within the same practice, each individual client is unique and values different things. In a perfect setting, this would translate into a tailored EHR implementation approach, which focuses on the needs of each provider rather than a single practice-wide workflow. [...]

Is Your Practice at Risk of Submitting Fraudulent E&M Claims?

Posted by EHRblogger on December 11, 2012 at 3:22 pm

EHRs that increase Medicare reimbursement through cloning and “upcoding” templated notes have drawn attention from the highest levels of government—including the Attorney General, HHS Secretary Katherine Sebelius, the Office of Inspector General, RAC auditors, four members of the Senate, and four members of Congress. Collectively, they have instructed various government agencies to aggressively pursue providers [...]

EHR Implementation: Don’t Let Fear Hold You Back

Posted by EHRblogger on July 12, 2012 at 6:09 pm

If you are thinking about transitioning your practice from paper charts to Electronic Health Records (EHRs), or even transitioning from your old EHR vendor to a new one, you’re most likely concerned about the implementation process and the long-term impact on your practice. Here’s the good news: you are not alone! Many practices are worried [...]