The Medical Group Management Association is the latest of several industry groups asking for adjustments to the meaningful use program. MGMA said significant investments in EHR technology on the part of physician practices could go for naught without changes in the program.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has invested nearly $76 million to help states and communities strengthen core epidemiology and laboratory capacity needed to track and respond quickly to a variety of infectious diseases.
Encouraging easier access to medical histories and treatment records is just one perk of MyJourney Compass, a $1.7 million project funded by ONC and designed to help patients navigate the complex cancer treatment process and become more involved in their healthcare decisions.
Farzad Mostashari, MD, the soon-departing director of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, has had more than his share of very real milestones marking his tenure. He’s also had a knack for pitching his ideas in ways that are succinct, sticky and often entertaining.
In a letter to HHS, CMS and ONC leaders, the health IT organization recommended an extra six months to achieve year one of meaningful use Stage 2. HIMSS Analytics data show that many hospitals and providers may be waiting for software upgrades on certified EHRs.
Healthcare providers know that outcomes significantly improve when the patient is engaged in his or her whole care continuum. However, they grapple with how to engage the patient efficiently. Here's a look at some emerging possibilities.
Using search engine optimization best practices when creating content for your website is an inexpensive way to raise awareness of your practice -- the first step in bringing in new revenue-generating patients.
A consistent concern of all healthcare stakeholders is protection of information and privacy. Physicians and practice leaders need to determine what will be the right solution given the size and scope of their practice -- which will not be the same for every group.
The aim of this whitepaper is to explore the importance and potential of cloud computing in the healthcare sector. It will also help healthcare practices realize the ways that they can take advantage of the cloud.
In today's evolving healthcare industry, it is imperative to find the right Electronic Health Record (EHR) solution for your practice. However, selecting the ideal EHR partner can be overwhelming. Therefore, it is essential to make sure that your provider conforms to the following 5 instrumental secrets of EHR success.
Join Intel and CareCloud for a “how-to” webinar on practical strategies and best practices for securing sensitive data, moving from in-house EHR to cloud-based EHR, and unlocking the security, scalability and cost-saving benefits of more agile cloud solutions.
As healthcare providers implement health IT to comply with federal mandates and participate in quality of care programs, VNA solutions can play a critical role in helping them meet their needs today and in their future IT initiatives. Forward-thinking healthcare providers around the world are already successfully meeting this challenge with VNA. Download this Healthcare IT News eBook to learn how VNA enables exchange, supports data consolidation and IT simplification.
20 million newly-insured patients will enter the healthcare system by 2014 as a result of the Affordable Care Act. 80% of these newly-insured patients are deemed “High Risk” for non-payment. As a practitioner, you cannot afford inefficient front office processes. In this webinar, learn about the changing healthcare landscape, how it may affect you, and best practices for ensuring you receive payment.
As part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, the Federal Government laid the groundwork for the nationwide implementation of electronic health records (EHR) systems as a measure to improve patient care, reduce healthcare costs, and increase the level of overall public health. The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) program requires providers to demonstrate meaningful use (MU) of an electronic health record system to be eligible for monetary incentives. The implementation of EHR and compliance with meaningful use regulations, should be a top priority for all eligible healthcare professionals (EPs).
Choosing the right service for your billing may be among the most important decisions for your practice. Use this guide to make sure you’re covering all of your bases when selecting this important partner. Learn why you should outsource your billing now and how to find medical billing service providers. In addition, this guide will tell you what questions to ask during your selection process and more.
Comparative analytics provides the necessary context — via benchmarking against peers — so that healthcare organizations can focus their efforts on improving the areas that will deliver the most meaningful results.
Contrary to what you may have heard, patient e-mails actually save time, generate practice revenue and reduce your back-office workload.
Is it time to press the MU pause button?August 02, 2013 | Michael S. Barr, MD, MBA, FACP - Senior Vice President, Division of Medical Practice, Professionalism & Quality, American College of Physicians
Should we keep the schedule for Stage 2 the same but introduce an option to help EPs and EHs avoid the penalty if they cannot completely meet Stage 2 requirements?
SimplifyMD, an ONC-ATCB certified Electronic Health Record and Practice Management software company, today announced it has been selected as the new EHR provider for Celebration Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Institute, a practice serving the Celebration, Kissimmee, and Orlando, FL areas. simplifyMD provides Celebration with an intuitive, flexible solution that enhances the practice’s current workflow, which was inhibited by its previous EHR program.
Kareo, Inc., the cloud-based medical office software and services provider for small medical practices, announced today its integration with Demandforce, an Intuit Inc. company. Demandforce is now integrated with Kareo’s Practice Management application and available to Kareo’s current customer base of over 20,000 medical providers
CureMD and Mitochon Systems Inc., announced today that they have entered into an agreement whereby CureMD will become the exclusive provider of SMART Cloud EMR, PM and billing services for the entire Mitochon user base.
Nuance Communications, Inc. today announced a new version of Dragon Medical Practice Edition designed especially for smaller practices to help accelerate clinician adoption of Electronic Health Records and meaningful use of health information technology.
Nuance Communications, today announced a new version of Dragon Medical Practice Edition designed especially for smaller practices to help accelerate clinician adoption of Electronic Health Records and meaningful use of health information technology.
Pulse Systems, Inc., an industry-leading provider of Electronic Health Records (EHR), Practice Management and Revenue Cycle Management (RCM) solutions, announced today it has hired Samuel Ambrose as the Company's new Chief Marketing Officer.