A few days ago, the ATM turned 50. The first ATM in the world debuted in London in 1967; we got our first one in the US in 1969. Wow! I bet that the ATM has been around longer than many of you reading this. It’s hard to imagine a time when this technology wasn’t […]
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Are you transitioning to a new EHR?  It’s exciting to imagine the benefits you’ll enjoy when your new system is finally in place — but it can be a little nerve-racking to consider the process of getting there.  (If you’ve already done it once, you know that unexpected things can go wrong — and that […]
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If you are among the many, many practices that are considering an EHR switch in 2016, you won’t want to miss my webinar this Wednesday, 1/20/16, at 11 Pacific/2 Eastern.  It’s a short, sweet, 30-minute presentation with 7 steps you can take to organize your search and decision-making. The webinar is free, courtesy of sponsor […]
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Is New Year, new EHR your practice’s resolution? You’re not alone. Software Advice analyzed requests for EHR recommendations through its system, and they found that the number of buyers replacing an existing EHR increased 59% in 2015 versus 2014, and that 60% of their total buyer population was switchers. Practices as a whole are more […]
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The iPhone, Android or other cell phone you depend on for everything – besides texts and calls your phone is likely keeping you busy with games; productive with email, to-do lists and calendars; in touch with Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter; and convenienced with applications as straightforward as a simple flashlight. But how much do you […]
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Does Meaningful Use Stage 2 have you thinking (perhaps worrying) about offering a patient portal to your EMR?  Or do you have a portal, but wonder if it’s getting the use that it should — and whether it’s really helping to engage your patients? Next Wednesday, 4/16/14, I present a free webinar on successfully implementing […]
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Medscape’s story last week about new KLAS research ranking EHRs for practices of 1-10 physicians had some helpful insights. The top system, Athenahealth, was praised for its high level of service and continuous improvement of the product — despite getting dinged by some respondents for its “high cost.”  (Specific product improvements or features that were […]
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Regulatory requirements that affect the medical practice are changing rapidly.  While the primary focus may seem to be on EHR systems and meaningful use to obtain those stimulus funds, there are other mandatory system changes that need to be addressed now, starting with the conversion to ICD -10 code set. The new code set represents […]
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We just published a new article on Kareo’s blog about ACOs.  Everyone’s talking about them, but we wonder if all the anxiety’s warranted.  We anticipate there will be a lot of waiting-and-seeing, since the scale requirements (5,000 Medicare patients for main program, 15,000 for the Pioneer program), technology standards (well beyond meaningful use — intense reporting […]
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How EHR Stimulus Funds Are Distributed Last week’s blog was a brief primer on what you should know about electronic health records including some information about how the government is beginning the process of defining meaningful use of EHR application that is essential to qualify for stimulus funds available through the American Recovery and Reinvestment […]
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