Kicking and Screaming at Your EMR

  Last week I spoke with a doctor who runs a large pulmonary practice.  Our conversation centered on EMR technology.  He was frustrated because he did not like the applications on the system he chose and was not able to see as many patients per day.  He also has a research facility that incorporates the

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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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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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Register for CMS’ National Provider Call on Registration and Attestation

    CMS is holding a National Provider Call on Thursday, June 7, from 1:30 – 3:00 pm EDT for eligible professionals (EPs) to learn about registration and attestation for the Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Programs. This is the last year EPs can earn the full Medicare incentive payment. Join the

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Managing IT in your Medical Practice

A PM-EMR (practice management-electronic medical record) system is the main component in every medical practice.  It might even rival the phone as the most important in the coming years.  Managing software and hardware issues whether it is a scanner or server takes up valuable time and energy within a medical office.  Common problems exist in

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Superior Vision for Medical Practices

When a physician wants to maximize his business potential, several factors are important to consider for medical practices.  Should he/she start with streamlining personnel?  Will upgrading to the newest medical technology help with the bottom line?  Can leadership and contrary thinking help propel the practice to the next level?  Maybe a real cool web site

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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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Patients First, EMR Second

Our goal at Iron Comet is to introduce EMR functionality into the physician office workflow.  Before an EMR is implemented a decision needs to be made on how the office will work with technology without sacrificing the doctor-patient relationship.  Using computers, whether it is a desktop, laptop, tablet or iPAD fundamentally changes the way a

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The Book of Trickle Down Technology

In Michael Savage’s new book Trickle Down Tyranny he writes that that we are living in an American economic nightmare.  That may be true.  When the Social Security fund is running out of cash and millions of homeowners are either underwater with their mortgages or facing foreclosure, it certainly looks like another Greek tragedy.  For

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