Medical Practice Trends Podcast 51: Meaningful Use Stage 2 and Risk Assessment


MPT Podcast 51 – Meaningful Use Stage 2 and Risk Assessment, with guest Mike Meikle of SecureHIM Inc.

Opportunity Cost of EMRs



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



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.…

Infographic – Meaningful Use Overview


Here is an infographic demonstrating the distribution of Meaningful Use adoption among various criteria such as specialties and geographic regions.…

Is Your EMR Project Being Hijacked?

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EMR projects get ‘hijacked’ every day.  Some get hijacked by vendors, some get hijacked by consultants and, yes, some even get hijacked by the very doctors who invested in the project in the first place – an investment that was supposed to help them treat their patients, run their offices and collect their money.…

Meaningful Use EHR Breakout by Percentage


An article on EMR & HIPAA reports the top EHR vendors based on the percentage of Meaningful Use attestations by physicians.…

6 Best Practices for Implementing EMR for Meaningful Use


An article on Becker’s Hospital Review discussed how Montefiore Medical Center was able to achieve 100% implementation of EMR and computerized physician order entry (CPOE).…

The Ballad of Go-Live: A Music Video


Robert Schwab, M.D., chief quality officer at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Denton and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen, sings “The Ballad of Go-Live,” a wry chronicle of exasperation and ultimate success in implementing the CareConnect electronic health record at Texas Health Denton.…

Medical Practice Trends Podcast 35: 101 Ideas to Increase Revenue & Decrease Costs Part 2


MPT Podcast 35 101 Ideas to Increase Revenue & Decrease Costs Part 2, with guest Mary Pat Whaley of 

The Ten Commandments of Successful EMR Implementation

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ten commandments of emr implementationMost practices breathe a sigh of relief after their new EMR software is installed and running.…