Why Digital Health is the Future of Medicine Starting with EMRs

  I will venture to guess that in the coming years bundled and outcomes-based health payment models will be the standard in medicine.  Currently the fee for service reimbursement model will continue because newer systems are not reimbursable.  With the increased use of EMR (electronic medical record), smartphones, and patient portals it is reasonable to

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Meaningful Use Guidelines for EMRs program

The government’s incentive payment program for EMRs provides thousand’s of dollars for eligible healthcare professionals.  It is imperative that doctors understand the basic aspects of participating in the program.  Iron Comet is here to help you find your way to successful attestation and demonstrating Meaningful Use with your EMR. Understanding the requirements is the first

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Electronic prescribing Breakthrough: What Now?

The use of electronic prescribing (e-prescribing) has the obvious benefits of improving safety and reducing costs of care by alerting providers with drug-drug interactions, patient adherence to therapies, and insurance coverage information. Deriving these benefits will require clinical decision support based on presentation of accurate and complete formulary and benefit (F&B) and medication history (RxH)

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The Meaningful Use of EMR To Comply with Certain Standards

With all the talk about Meaningful Use and because many EMR vendors are clamoring for their share of the health information technology pie, the stories get better and better.  One such vendor suggested that they are the obvious choice for physician specialties because they were a well funded company with a large hedge fund fronting

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Preparations for EMR – Steps to Success

David Bowie’s classic song “Changes” has a line which states “Every time I thought I had it made, it seems the taste was not so sweet then when a medical practice embarks on an EMR implementation, similar feelings can exist.  I have learned that these large initiatives must follow some level of organization that leads to

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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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