Where EMR Systems Fail

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iStock_000027142291SmallEveryone who knows me or who has been following this blog knows that I am a strong advocate of electronic medical records (EMR) systems.…

Nova Scotia’s Handling Of EMR Leaves Competitors Feeling Ill

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Who: Halifax.MediaCoop.ca

What: In Nova Scotia, the Department of Health and Wellness (DHW) has decided to award a contract for its preferred EMR system  to Ontario-based Nightingale Informatix Corporation, much to the dismay of software vendors in the local region.…

Clinical Decision Support Can Make Best-Practices Guidelines More Accessible

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Who: FierceEMR.com

What: Electronic health records offer the opportunity to better integrate clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) at the point of care, but the technology and physician practice must evolve, according to a paper published at BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making.…

Health Faces Up To EMR Challenge

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Who:  IDM.Net.au

What:  The role of the Health Information Manager is no easy task.  …

Let My Data Go!

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Who:  MedCityNews.com

What: Providers are now having trouble with interoperability and conversions of data.The majority of physician offices have implemented EHRs, but they must now communicate with other entities such as HIEs and ACOs.…

Opportunity Cost of EMRs

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Who: MedCityNews.com

What: Different studies have shown the use of EMR systems to have been extremely beneficial to providers and patients while others have shown the use of EMRs to increase the incurred costs drastically.…

Trends In EHR Vendor Strength

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Who: GovHealthIT.com

What: On April 2, 2013, the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) made available their updated data table for EHR Incentive Program (Meaningful Use) attestations, with specification as to which EHR products were used.…

Carnegie Mellon Develops Edible Electronics for Medical Device Industry

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Who: SacBee.com

What: It sounds futuristic, but today Carnegie Mellon University researchers are developing edible electronic devices that can be implanted in the body to improve patient care.…

The Clock is Ticking on Your Cloud Vendors

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Who: www.HealthcareITNews.Com

What: All organizations have a business imperative to control risk. …

Providers: Ensure your EHR system is ADA compliant

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Who: FierceEMR.Com

What: Many providers implementing electronic health record systems and other e-tools may find themselves discriminating against the disabled in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act, according to a new American Medical News article.…