Computer Hardware for Electronic Medical Records

    It is common knowledge that costs associated with EMR technology can be expensive.  The software you purchase must work well with the practice’s computers. And you may have to purchase new hardware to facilitate your new EMR.  First you will need a list of hardware specifications and make sure your equipment meets those

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ONC Releases First Web-based Security Training Game

The Office of the National Coordinator  (ONC) has released an excellent Privacy and Security Game.  It can help health care professionals learn how to make sure all the data in your office is securely handled.  I played the first part of the game and enjoyed the questions.  I’m sure they will get tougher as the

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Medical Practice Tax Considerations for Electronic Medical Records

  When I first started in business I worked for a large accounting firm.  Although I left that industry many years ago, I still keep an eye on accounting principles and techniques to help our customers in these areas.  I have compiled an overview of tax considerations related to Electronic Medical Records or EMRs. A medical

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Computer Maintence Tips for Electronic Medical Records

Maintaining your computers after an EMR (Electronic Medical Records) implementation is important to help your system run smoothly in years to come.  Computer hardware should be classified as a yearly budgeted expense.  Preventive maintenance can keep the costs of replacing your computers to a reasonable level.  Doing this will keep your Electronic Medical Records running

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Get Your Staff Ready for Electronic Medical Records

To properly prepare your staff for Electronic Medical Records implementation, your office should keep the lines of communication open on several levels.  First and foremost are the reasons for the organization’s commitment to the new system.  When articulating your vision, keep the meetings upbeat and give the staff a sense of involvement in the undertaking.

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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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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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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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Dell retreating from PC business?

Dell, once the gold standard for computers, is retreating from the PC business. The margins are shrinking smaller and smaller and tablets are now more powerful. Consumers are looking for tablets to do more and as a result, they use their PCs less. Dell, in turn, has had to lower the quality of their PCs and support. There

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mHealth $ Billions of Posiblilities

  We’ve commented about mHealth (mobile health) before here at the Iron Comet blog.  But because the technology is continuing to evolve along with the potential savings and convenience, we thought it important to keep you up to date. Surveys have shown that most patients want to use digital and mobile technologies in their medical care. 

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