How Can EHRs Improve the Quality of Care?

Electronic Health Records, or EHRs, give physicians an easy-to-follow snapshot of a patient’s health history. Systems also make recommendations and offer reminders based on specific details of each patient’s record. Additionally, EHRs can be viewed by patients, enabling patients to take a more proactive approach to their own care. There are many ways that EHRs …

Why Medical Billing Services Are So Important for Pediatricians

Pediatricians help to keep children healthy and safe, which is no small feat. A pediatrics practice is different from other types of medical offices in several ways. These differences make medical billing services even more helpful and beneficial for pediatrics offices than for other types of practices. Pediatricians Spend More Time with Patients Pediatricians tend …

4 Ways to Increase Patient Engagement Using Technology

It is no secret that increased patient engagement can lead to better overall care and more effective treatment. When patients take a proactive role in maintaining their own health and well being, it can make it easier for physicians to collaborate on care and can lower the costs of care. By focusing on ways to …

The Growing Age of Cloud-Based EMR Software

Companies are increasingly using technology to change the landscape of the healthcare industry. Physicians and other healthcare providers have recently begun to adopt new technologies en masse to increase their efficacy in treating patients and improve the quality of care. A company in Australia has created a new electronic medical records (EMR) software platform known …

EMR and the Doctor-Patient Relationship

In an in age of increasingly complex technology, the doctor-patient relationship has evolved in certain ways. Electronic health records (EHRs) also known as electronic medical records (EMRs) have become instrumental by increasing efficiency through saving doctors time while increasing the quality of care that each patient receives. Not only do EMRs streamline the management and …

Use of EMR Software, Even in Rural India

International Reach It can be difficult to find adequate health care in farther corners of the globe. Many people living in urban areas, within major cities or the surrounding suburbs, accept medical care as a fact of life. Hospitals are expected to be professional and easily-accessible. Patients expect ambulances to arrive quickly. The ambulance crew …

50% + of providers are utilizing an EMR Solution

According to preliminary estimates from a CDC survey, 2010 was the first year that more than half of office-based physicians had any kind of electronic medical records system. Minnesota led the nation with more than 80% of physicians, while use was lowest in Kentucky, with slightly more than 38%. But fewer than a quarter of …

CMS Contract to Ensure Physician Incentive Payments

Hewlett-Packard Awarded CMS Contract to Ensure Physician Incentive Payments It was reported in October 2010 that Hewlett-Packard (HP) and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) had entered into a contract that called for HP to maintain CMS’s Integrated Data Repository (IDR) and thereby provide data quality services that will improve the accuracy of …

No Time to Wait – Implement your EMR (Sooner is better!) $$$

No Time to Wait As most medical practitioners know by now, a part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 relates to the implementation of Electronic Medical Records (EMR). Further, this piece of the act offers physicians a financial incentive to the tune of $44,000 for full installation and meaningful use of the …

EMR

Even with the need for an effective and trustworthy process for handling medical information, a comparatively small percentage of medical organizations have implemented electronic medical record (EMR) systems. These medical care organizations have utilized their traditional, paper-based strategies for such a long time that they really do not think that there’s a very simple approach …