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2012 Tax Break-Section 179: Deduct Your EHR Purchase

Published on November 7, 2012 By EHRblogger

Doctors and Administrations: Don’t miss out on your 2012 tax break! The purchase and use of an EHR (server-based solution) during calendar year 2012 may afford your practice tax benefits under Internal Revenue Section 179 and 50% Bonus Depreciation. Making an investment now—taking advantage of financing and tax benefits—makes good business sense. Section 179 allows [...]

Healthcare Disparities: Can EHRs Really Help?

Published on August 30, 2012 By EHRblogger

Although more and more healthcare practices are adopting EHRs, and the government is providing incentives for successful completion of meaningful use requirements, many doctors still question whether EHRs really improve patient care. If you’re still in doubt, consider the following: In a study published in 2011 by the University of Pennsylvania, evidence showed that EHRs [...]

5 Reasons Why Practices Make the EHR Switch

Published on August 16, 2012 By EHRblogger

KLAS recently revealed that 50% of medical practices with an EHR want to replace their current system. According to KLAS, these are the top reasons why doctors are searching for a better EHR and vendor with whom to partner: Decreased productivity Many practices choose an EHR because it has enticing advertising or intriguing bells and [...]

Why Are You Waiting? 5 Ways an EHR Will Benefit Your Practice Now

Published on July 18, 2012 By EHRblogger

There are many reasons why you may be hesitant to take the leap and purchase an EHR—you may be reluctant to make the financial investment, you may want to avoid the significant diversion of time and practice resources, or you may have been dissuaded by negative stories about EHR failures. Whatever your reasons, however, there [...]

Hospital-Subsidized EHR: Will It Work for Your Practice?

Published on May 10, 2012 By EHRblogger

Modifications in the Stark law have allowed hospitals to offer EHR-implementation subsidies to physicians. Although this incentive may seem appealing, many questions have been raised—all of them boiling down to the same basic concern: Will this system truly meet practice needs? The following are some questions you and your physicians should discuss before deciding if [...]