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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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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Maximize Your EMR With Built In Success

The application of  EMR to support the delivery of healthcare has become an essential component of a modern physician practice.  Because of the swift evolution of these technologies, doctors and staff must be able to adhere to different workflow and be well trained and motivated to utilize the capabilities of a new system.  Below are a few tips

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Physician Practice Tune-up

The current economic climate is having a negative effect on physician practices.  Flat or declining reimbursement, more regulatory paperwork, health reform, and IT implementation have but pressure on small practices.  The good news is that there are ways to tighten up your belt and tune-up your practice going forward. Improving the revenue cycle starts with some

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Components of a Modern Clinical Information System

The difference we see in a modern clinical information system today compared to 20 years ago is due to the advancement of system design knowledge and innovation in information technology (IT).  The quality of these systems is enhanced by connectivity, electronic integration, and knowledge management. Some areas of an ambulatory practice have not changed.  The

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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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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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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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Virus Attacks and Patient Significant Data Security

The U.S.healthcare industry is at risk for significant data breaches.  Our business is highly targeted for its rich and sensitive data.  Because of the use of electronic medical records (EMR) and ehealth systems, patient data is more mobile and accessible.  These technologies create new security vulnerabilities.  More providers are entrusting sensitive data to third parties

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