Going from Paper to Paperless – Part 2: Scanning Solutions for Larger Practices

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When it comes to scanning solutions for larger medical practices, consumer level scanners probably won’t have the speed or the durability to handle the daily grind necessary to scan the expected higher volume of paperwork – especially one converting all of its paper charts into digital ones.…

Do You Have an EMR Contingency Plan?

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EMR failure Many of us are dependent on several types of technology, from cell phones to the internet.…

Going from Paper to Paperless – Part 1: Scanning Solutions for Small Practices

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Businessman Going PaperlessCan Your Office Truly Be A Paperless Office?

Although many of us dream of a truly paperless office, the reality is that our world still revolves in large part around information printed onto physical documents.…

What To Do When Your EMR Stinks

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emr stinksA group of doctors who are suing their EMR vendor for selling them a “buggy” product and then discontinuing it recently learned that a judge is allowing them to bypass arbitration and proceed with their case in court.…

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.…

Tools for Managing Your Practice’s Reputation

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Word cloud for Reputation managementSocial media is fast becoming a fact of modern life. More and more searches are performed on Facebook, Google maps are used instead of the phone book, and prospective customers look at social media review sites before they decide to patronize a business.…

IT Services for Your Medical Practice – In-House vs Out-Source

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IT in boxPreviously I wrote about how information technology (IT) personnel are an increasingly important part of medical practices as EMR becomes a fact of life, as well as the challenges that administrators face in recruiting and hiring these individuals.…

The 10 Most Common EMR Questions

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As a writer of both this blog and the long-running “Path to Paperless” column in Ophthalmology Management (where this article originally ran), I often receive emails on a wide range of questions regarding EMR.…

Does EMR Come Between You and Your Patient?

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A recent article in the Journal of the AMA (June 20,2012) has rekindled the debate about whether the use of electronic medical records (EMR) interferes with the doctor-patient relationship.…

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.…