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EHR Implementation Support

EHR Implementation Support

Ready for a new EHR? The world of medical practice software can be quite bewildering. There is a huge range in pricing, and little information to help you accurately assess costs and benefits. Affordability is always a key factor, but the very cheapest solution is rarely the best option in the long run. With software […]

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HIPAA, MU and the Security Risk Assessment

HIPAA, MU and the Security Risk Assessment

How do you feel about your organization’s adherence to the current state of HIPAA regulations? Full HIPAA compliance goes far beyond just a Notice of Privacy practices and an email signature. Among other things, all providers are required to conduct a Security Risk Assessment and then follow that up with an Action Plan to address […]

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EHR technical support

EHR technical support

How to get the best results from your EHR technical support I’d like to talk about EHRs and technical support. I’ve spent many years in the tech industry, testing software and addressing bugs. I’ve worked with end users, client representatives, developers, and tech support people. And I’ve seen many examples of how the process of […]

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Change to a new EHR and transfer your existing data

Thinking about switching to a new EHR? One of the scariest things about choosing a new EHR is worrying about the long-term investment. Implementing any new system is a huge short-term disruption and you want to have confidence that your decision will serve you well for many years. At the same time, the rapid pace […]

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ChARM EHR

ChARM EHR

I’d like to start highlighting some EHR/EMR applications that are most ideal for small and independent practices. One of my favorites is ChARM EHR from MedicalMine. I have a Partner relationship with them, and they are truly an excellent, affordable and full-featured system. The primary benefits of ChARM EHR are it’s affordability and ease of […]

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Patients are comfortable with EHRs in the Exam Room

Patients are comfortable with EHRs in the Exam Room

Are you worried that your patients might react negatively to you implementing electronic charting in the exam room? A new study by EHR systems research and reviews firm Software Advice indicates that a very large percentage of patients are quite comfortable with a provider using an EHR system during the encounter. Melissa McCormack and the […]

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EMR recommendation service

Now that ICD-10 has been officially delayed for another year, everybody is turning their attention back to general operations. If you are thinking of switching to a new EMR application, or taking the plunge and implementing for the first time, now is an excellent time to get moving. Making that transition now will make it […]

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HIPAA compliance and Windows XP

Have you heard the rumors that running Windows XP in your office is compromising HIPAA compliance? The truth is that it isn’t yet, but it will be soon. Microsoft has announced that on April 8, 2014 it will stop supporting the Windows XP operating system. Primarily what this means is that they will no longer […]

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Free ICD-10 introductory resources

Are you just beginning to think about the looming ICD-10 transition, and wondering where you should even begin? There are some good, free introductory resources out there that will help you get the ball rolling. These will give you some background into what and why things are changing, and some insights into what the new […]

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The costs of transitioning to ICD-10

Over at the Practice Fusion Blog, there’s a fascinating (and scary!) post about the financial hit that small practices will take in transitioning to ICD-10. The post was written by Cara Buckhaulter and Kevin McCarthy at NueMD, a billing software company that has partnered with Practice Fusion. How Much Will the ICD-10 Transition Cost My […]

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