The Benefits of E-Prescriptions

The Benefits of E-Prescriptions    Modern EDRs generally contain several modules – scheduling, treatment planning, progress notes, charting, electronic billing etc. are just a few of the more common examples. Many practices have upgraded to or purchased the latest EDR

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Secure Messaging and other Potential EHR Issues

Among the many goals of the Meaningful Use program and other federal initiatives is a future where the complete medical history of a patient is available across clinical settings, geographical locations and provider networks, through secure and confidential channels of

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Delivering on the promise of EHR Big Data

Between the Meaningful Use program, the upcoming ICD-10 transition, productivity issues with EHRs and increasing pressure on finances, hospitals and providers everywhere have too much going on to worry about big data. Developing a comprehensive solution that can analyze disparate

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Alleviating EHR Privacy Concerns

Electronic Health Record (EHR) usage has steadily increased over the years and in spite of some setbacks, federal agencies and the healthcare industry in general appear to be optimistic about the positive benefits of EHR adoption. Practical difficulties faced by

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Understanding Clinical Decision Support (CDS)

Under stage II of the meaningful use objectives, providers have to implement at least five CDS interventions in order to successfully complete attestation. The interventions should be linked to clinical quality measures and if none are applicable for a particular practice, the provider may implement CDS tools which monitor high priority health…

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Beyond Meaningful Use

Electronic health records (EHRs) are an important part of the ongoing efforts to transform the American healthcare system and though there is still room for substantial improvement in their design and implementation, clinics and hospitals have become quite proficient in collecting and storing digital health data. However to achieve the actual goal…

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Paper to Digital: What’s the Right Approach?

The number of clinics and hospitals implementing EHR programs in order to participate in the meaningful use program as well as other federal initiatives is rapidly increasing. But physicians are finding that other projects need to be completed before EHR

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Can Apple play a Role in EHR development?

Apple is one of the most valuable companies in the world and the current leader in consumer electronics. The latest initiative by Apple is called HealthKit – a platform which aims to integrate health data from various fitness gadgets and monitors in one place for users and doctors to access. HealthKit represents Apple’s foray into the lucrative…

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How to find out if your EDR is ONC Certified

Selecting a dental EHR for your practice is by no means a simple process. Providers need to consider if the software will serve their needs, whether employees can use it without difficulties, cost of training and purchase etc. Apart from

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Cloud Dental EHR solutions improve adoption

When EHRs were first introduced, they were bulky and cumbersome standalone software that had to be licensed, installed and maintained. They were also expensive enough that only hospitals and large multi-speciality practices could afford them. This left solo and small practices with few alternatives to paper records. There was considerable concern…

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