August 22, 2014

Engage Helps St. Elizabeth Hospital Achieves Meaningful Use Stage 2 Criteria

St. Elizabeth Hospital in Enumclaw, Washington is defying the national trend of only 1.5 percent of eligible hospitals attesting in 2014, and has achieved Meaningful Use Stage 2 using MEDITECH technology. St. Elizabeth accomplished Stage 2 with information technology support from Engage, a division of Inland Northwest Health Service. "Our hospital has been a leader in the shift toward electronic health records (EHR) over the last several years," said Danielle Uhler, registered nurse and … [Read more...]

Does EMR Paves the Way for Big Data?

According to Kalorama Information, electronic medical records are the crucial component needed to make Big Data in healthcare a reality, and this a factor that will drive system sales.  As part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, the U.S. government dedicated $20.6 billion to electronic medical record (EMR) projects and penalties will start applying soon for use of paper records.Kalorama Information, in its complete study of the EMR industry, EMR 2014: The Market for Electronic … [Read more...]

CMS Launches Road to 10 Webcast Series

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has released a new webcast introducing the “Road to 10” tool. The webcast is available through link, or through the "Road to 10" link on the CMS website. This initial webcast covers the history of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD) and the benefits of ICD-10. This is the first in the new “Road to 10” webcast series with five more episodes will follow, aimed at helping small practices get ready for ICD-10 by the … [Read more...]

Apple Explores Partnering with EHR Vendors and Hospitals on HealthKit

  Reuters is reporting that Apple has been discussing how its "HealthKit" service will work with health providers at Mount Sinai, the Cleveland Clinic and Johns Hopkins as well as with Allscripts, a competitor to electronic health records provider Epic Systems, people familiar with the discussions said. According to the article the talks may not amount to anything concrete, they underscore how Apple is intent on making health data, such as blood pressure, pulse and weight, available for … [Read more...]

Infographic: The Top 20 Most Popular Mental Health Software Solutions

Who doesn't like a good Infographic, right?  This one, titled The Top 20 Most Popular Mental Health Software Solutions shows the most popular based on customers, users, and social presence. Please include attribution to with this graphic. … [Read more...]

Dell Delivers Five Best Practices for Maximizing Mobility while Maintaining Compliance with Data Security and Privacy Regulations

Dell recommends that companies carefully align their bring-your-own-device (BYOD) program with data security and privacy regulations to avoid any pitfalls concerning compliance. While BYOD initiatives can be great for employees, they often pose a potential nightmare for employers as failure to comply with regulations can result in companies suffering financial penalties, litigation and damage to their reputation. For example, to meet Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) … [Read more...]

Amazing Charts Scores 82 on EHR System Usability Scale

The Amazing Charts 7.0 EHR achieved an overall score of 82 on the System Usability Scale Questionnaire, which was verified by Drummond Group. The score not only places Amazing Charts in the top ten percent of all scores, it also outpaces major competitors such as Allscripts (65), Greenway PRIME suite (81.5), and Practice Fusion (69). Test reports for Amazing Charts and other EHRs can be found at … [Read more...]

Kareo and ChartLogic Deliver a New Cloud-Based Solution for Practices In Complex Areas of Medicine

Kareo Inc. has announced the launch of a new partnership with ChartLogic, in which the companies provide an integrated solution of software and services designed to help independent practices successfully manage the clinical and business aspects of their practice. The need for an integrated solution was brought to light in a recent 2014 Black Book Survey in which, 90% of practice managers believe that a seamless EHR/PM/RCM system will ensure long-term practice independence and greatly improve … [Read more...]

Amazing Charts EHR Certified as 2014 Complete EHR by the Drummond Group

Amazing Charts has announced that Version 7.0 of their Amazing Charts product, has been certified as a 2014 Complete EHR by the Drummond Group's EHR Office of the National Coordinator Authorized Certification Body program. Amazing Charts Version 7.0 is compliant in accordance with the applicable Eligible Provider certification criteria adopted by the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The system now supports both Stage 1 and 2 Meaningful Use measures required for … [Read more...]

Infographic: What Physicians Need to Know about Internet Defamation

We hear the term ‘defamation’ thrown around by the media quite a bit. According to Wikipedia, defamation is the communication of a false statement that harms the reputation of an individual, business, product, group, government, religion, or nation. Did you know you could defame a product? I didn’t. Which leads to the question:  How much do we really know about Internet defamation law? Those of us who publish information on the Internet need to know more than just the basics. This … [Read more...]