MU Deadline Attestation: Is a Delay Good?

Stage II of the meaningful use program has not been as successful as stage I, partly because of the increasingly stringent attestation requirements. Compared to the more than 2300 hospitals that attested for stage I, only 840 hospitals have successfully

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What are the Benefits of the i-Stop law?

Along with the myriad federal regulations that require compliance from providers, states have their own individual laws as well. One such law that is all set to go into effect in March of next year is the I-Stop or Internet

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DoD EHR Migration: From the Frying Pan to the Fire?

Switching EHR providers is not an easy process for any practice or hospital. Whether you have a few hundred patients or a few thousands, the amount of data that has to be transferred into the new system can be overwhelming.

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Meaningful Use: Flawed Communication Standards

Interoperability appears to be the biggest buzzword and the major focus for CMS in stage II of the meaningful use program. Even apart from the MU objectives, the healthcare industry is seeing intense debates regarding how to move forward with

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Which Dental Software Performance Metrics should you look at?

Comparing EHRs can be a frustrating process since no two products are likely to have the exact same combination of features for the price. Some are customizable, while others are modular. Some vendors produce systems designed for a particular specialization

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Why are EHR Alerts so Valuable?

Most EHR programs include alerts almost by default. They are part of the standard feature set and one of the earliest tools to be included under Clinical Decision Support (CDS). EHR alerts can be invaluable in reminding doctors and other

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Prepare Yourself for Meaningful Use Audits

The government has earmarked billions of dollars on meaningful use with a substantial percentage being paid out in the form of incentives. So it is to be expected that CMS will undertake a program of fraud prevention and audit to

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Should Certification Programs Require Real World Testing?

Under stage II of the meaningful use program, providers and hospitals need to demonstrate the capability to share medical information with other healthcare organizations. Stage II requirements are more rigorous and interoperability is a major area of focus. EHR software

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Dovetail will be presenting at the 2014 Georgia Dental Workshop

Dovetail will be presenting this friday October 3rd 2014 at the 2014 Georgia Dental Workshop in Atlanta, Georgia.    Come ​and ​join ​us ​for ​a ​free ​interactive ​workshop ​that ​is ​designed ​to ​share ​detailed ​information ​on ​Georgia ​Medicaid ​EHR ​Incentive

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Usability: the Single Largest Issue Confronting EHRs?

Wide spread adoption of EHRs is one of the key steps which will ensure better and cheaper access to health care for the majority of Americans. There is no doubt that the health care system was in urgent need of

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