McKesson’s Meaningful Use Webinar – Stage 2

Mckesson will be giving our customers information on the Stage 2 Meaningful Use Rules in this upcoming webinar.  Please register and plan to attend for this important update.   The Meaningful Use Strategic Team (MUST) will be hosting an upcoming webinar for customers: Friday, September 14 at 1 pm Eastern/10 am Pacific. This hour-long call

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Survey of Issues for Independent Practices

  We provide help to independent medical practices seeking to streamline their organization and put technology to good use.  Recently I have asked the doctors that I work with to give me the major issues facing them at this time.  It seems there is some agreement in the top two. Once an independent practice has decided to

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672 Pages of Stage 2 Meaningful Use

  The final rule for Stage 2 Meaningful Use is a whopping 672 pages.  The biggest surprise was the lowering of thresholds for achieving certain measures like mandatory online access and electronic exchange of summary of care documents.  They also served up an increased emphasis on encryption as a data security measure for what they

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Evaluating Quality of Care

  How does a physician evaluate their quality of care?  The simple answer consists of one easy answer.  If they are using paper charts they don’t know what quality of care they provide.  An electronic health record will allow a practice to give accurate estimates of the degree of quality they provide.  Evaluating quality of

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How to Achieve Stage 1 Meaningful Use: Hot Topics and FAQs

This looks like a good meeting to attend to get ready for attestation on Meaningful Use.  If you are experiencing some difficulties with your reporting, this is a great time to get some help from the experts.   The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) is a cooperative agreement partner of

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Tick Tock – Meaningful Use Medicare Attestation Process

Now that more than 70,000 providers have registered for the Medicare and Medicaid EHR meaningful use program, its time to clear up some confusion.  You can register long before you are ready to attest for MU.  This way any problems are resolved and your attestation does not get delayed. You do not commit to anything by

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Medical Informatics – Applications for Medical Care

Medical informatics is commonly defined as computer applications in medical care.  The longer definition can include biomedical informatics which is an emerging discipline that is the study, invention and implementation of structures to improve communication, understanding, and management of medical information. The goal of biomedical informatics is the integration of data, knowledge, and tools necessary

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How Templates Make a Difference with EMR

When using an EMR like McKesson’s Medisoft Clinical, the key is to work with your vendor to develop templates that are customized to your specialty and mirrors the doctor’s charting tendencies. With the advent of meaningful use and malpractice worries, this art form can become a charting nightmare.  When using an EMR like McKesson’s Medisoft Clinical, the key is

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