From the Front Lines EMR Support

I’m a sucker for “best of” front lines lists.  Even if I might not agree with some of them, they are always interesting to read.  Certainly these lists are subjective but I like to see what other people think is the best.  Because of my affection for helpful tips and tricks of the trade, we

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Summer Vacation and Meaningful Use

For those practices that have not completed Meaningful Use (MU) attestation, we have compiled some helpful advice.  Those that are just starting the process can learn from other’s mistakes and misadventures.  Yes its summertime, but we have work to do! We offer our customers certified MU advisers that have completed a course on how to

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The Future of Medical Billing

The recent move of medical billing to ANSI 5010 and the eventual transition to ICD-10 have put a scare in many medical practices in the United States.  Standards will have to be redefined and many offices will require more medical coding staff as a result. Not only will these changes require a herculean effort but

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What is Your Electronic Health Records Backup Plan?

What is Your Electronic Health Records Backup Plan? How can you insure that your precious patient data is protected in the event of a natural disaster or fire?  Even daily events like a hard drive crash or power failure is hard to recover from without a well structured backup plan that secures your records. The first

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Maximize the Value of your EMR

  When doctors first implement an EMR system into their practice they should expect a significant change in workflow and data collection.  New protocols and clinical pathways will develop within the practice that will be significantly different from the past. Many companies touting their EMR systems as an efficiency tool miss the deeper value that

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Medical Informatics – Applications for Medical Care

Medical informatics is commonly defined as computer applications in medical care.  The longer definition can include biomedical informatics which is an emerging discipline that is the study, invention and implementation of structures to improve communication, understanding, and management of medical information. The goal of biomedical informatics is the integration of data, knowledge, and tools necessary

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Register for CMS and ONC’s Joint National Provider Call on Using Certified EHR Technology to Meet Meaningful Use

  CMS and ONC are holding a joint National Provider Call on Wednesday, June 27, from 2:00 – 3:30 pm EDT for eligible professionals (EPs) and eligible hospitals to hear an overview of the Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Programs, and learn about the use of certified EHR technology to meet meaningful

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EMR Negativity is Overstated

  Occasionally I’ll hear a story about a doctor who does not like EMR technology or possibly a company that markets them.  Although it is true that some doctors or hospitals had a bad experience with implementation of a new system, the majority of physicians I speak with are very pleased with their decisions. What small practice

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How Templates Make a Difference with EMR

When using an EMR like McKesson’s Medisoft Clinical, the key is to work with your vendor to develop templates that are customized to your specialty and mirrors the doctor’s charting tendencies. With the advent of meaningful use and malpractice worries, this art form can become a charting nightmare.  When using an EMR like McKesson’s Medisoft Clinical, the key is

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Voice recognition software and Meaningful Use

Good article about Dragon Naturally speaking is helping physicians meet Meaningful Use. It shows how voice recognition dramatically lowered costs and helped the providers really get the most out of their EMR. Link to article below. http://www.healthcareitnews.com/news/voice-recognition-software-helps-mu-doc-says?topic=,08   Iron Comet Consulting is a Mckesson Platinum certified reseller, medical IT firm and medical billing service based

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