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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Are you ready for I-Stop?

Over the past couple of years, practices, hospitals and dental clinics have upgraded from paper records to EHR systems to comply with the meaningful use program. However the incentive program by CMS is not the only regulation that providers have

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A link Between Dental Software and Employee Turnover?

The meaningful use program has been running long enough that most providers are aware of the negative consequences likely to affect their productivity when they adopt any EHR system. Carefully planning the transition to electronic systems can reduce some of

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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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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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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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