Economic Stimulus Questions and Answers About ARRA

On February 17, 2009, President Obama signed into law the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, otherwise known as H.R. 1 or the ARRA. The Act aims to stimulate the economy through investments in infrastructure, unemployment benefits, transportation, education, and healthcare. It includes more than $20 billion to aid the development of a robust

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Medical IT 2012 – Choose Your Product Carefully Like EMR Technology

Iron Comet works with physician practices to help them stay on track with the latest practice management software and EMR technology.  One of our goals is to provide  doctors with real-time information about the patient.  Picking an established product makes sense because newer companies might not survive this difficult economy.  That is one reason we partnered

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Top Concerns for Doctors

A recent survey by Midmark Corp, a medical device manufacturer reveals some interesting statistics about the largest concerns for doctors.  They interviewed 300 physicians, providers and administrators around the country. Here are the findings: Standardizing operations Almost 6 in 10 physicians believe that standardizing evidence-based processes is the most difficult challenge facing the healthcare industry.

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EMRs vs. Paper Charts

We can all agree that EMRs hold advantages over paper charts.  But I thought it might be helpful to list some attributes and delve into some benefits that passed you by.  I’ve listed these in no particular order.  Feel free to add to our list, your input will help other practices know what to expect.

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Meaningful Money for Meaningful Use

> From the moment the HITECH ACT was enacted by congress many physicians have rushed to adopt Electronic Medical Records systems to obtain Meaningful Use incentive funds.  Because of this singular focus, other areas of a physician’s practice have taken a back seat. Because practices were focused on EMRs, the most permanent and overarching business

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Medical Billing-EMR Glossary

> We thought it would be a great idea to give you a list of words and definitions used and associated with medical IT and practice management. We hope you will call us with any explanations that need more clarity. We are here to help you! Medical Billing and EMR Glossary A ARRA for Healthcare

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Meaningful Use: From Evaluation to Implementation

> The Impact of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act on healthcare was not only created to improve medical care but to be able to get more data about patients and populations which will significantly help to determine trends in disease management. The idea around “Meaningful Use” is quite simple yet because of government terminology

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