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Has anyone connected the XDS.b protocol thru a Interface Engine?
We are beginning to Integrate multiple EMRs with our HIE which uses the XDS.b protocol to transfer CCDs. I’m thinking we will need to the ability to modify these CCDs as they travel between systems. One particular point of concern is the HTML embedded in the CCD will certainly need tweaking for differnt systems, not...

Answer Question   |  February 28, 2013  6:40 pm
CCD, ehr, EMR, HIE, HIE XDS.b Interface Engine EMR
10 pts.

Interoperability of EMRs
Where is the industry with the development of the global EMR and solutions for secure sharing of patient data, with the sharing done with the click of a mouse?

Answer Question   |  December 4, 2012  9:23 pm
EMR
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10 pts.

Questions about Cerner EMR
Is the Cerner® electronic medical record (EMR) the same as Millennium PowerChart? What is the difference between them? Why does Cerner market their product in pieces? I just want to know their products like ACUTE EMR, CPOE, and POC, but their product information on website make me really confused. Many solutions seem like essential but...

Answer Question   |  October 24, 2012  5:05 pm
Cerner, EMR
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10 pts.

Clinical application training space
How does your organization deal with the demand for classroom space when teaching clinical applications?  As more applications are coming online, with MD documentation, nursing, ancillaries, billing, etc., what type of physical training structure does your institution utilize?  Is it in numeous sites across the campus, or in 1 location?  Is this space used for...

Answer Question   |  May 4, 2012  1:21 pm
Classroom, clinical applications, EMR, facilities, informatics
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15 pts.

Data sharing, governance of EHR data and patient records
Does, or how does, your in-facility EHR share data with other outside-facility EHRs to create a patient-centric longitudinal health record? If this isn’t the case, does the EHR, in essence, perform the functionality of an EMR? If so, how do you handle data governance and privacy/security with data being viewed outside of the facility? Thanks!

Answer Question   |  January 11, 2012  5:24 pm
Data exchange, ehr, EMR, PHI
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20 pts.

ACO performance measurements and reporting
In an ACO, there will likely be physicians and hospitals and clinics on different brands of EMRs. How complicated is it to standardize how they report patient data so you can compare apples to apples? How do you overcome these issues?

Answer Question   |  December 19, 2011  2:05 pm
Accountable Care Organizations, ACOs, ehr, EMR, Performance measures
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20 pts.

EMR ROI for a Private Practice: variables/factors
What is the estimated ROI for a single provider practice minus the Medicare/Medicaid incentives. Does it vary by the vendor? What are other variables?

Answer Question   |  November 4, 2011  4:01 pm
EMR, ROI
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5 pts.

The year 2014 the year of penalties and reimbursement cuts
As we continue to get close to 2014, it is clear for everyone that not participating into the ARRA with MU will bring penalties for lack of participating in PQRI, e Perscribing, ARRA. Unfortunately these will become more significant. Are the penalties significant enough to justify going forward with EMR?

Answer Question   |  October 16, 2010  2:20 am
EMR, penalties
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1,785 pts.

Pros and cons of using a SaaS
GE Healthcare recently announced Centricity Advance, a software-as-a-service (SaaS) PM/EMR solution.  With respect to the requirements of a small practice (five or fewer practitioners), what are the pros and cons of using a SaaS?

Answer Question   |  September 3, 2010  3:58 pm
EMR, Practice Management Systems, SaaS
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5 pts.

Opensource EHR CPRS or Vist-A in the private practice
Opensource products has been used in healthcare for many years now.  Many of which deployed at hospitals wich one has accomplished HIMSS Stage 7 and others use it to exchange data across federal, state and private entities such as the NHIN.  The question that I would like to get input on is: Has anyone seen...

Answer Question   |  July 16, 2010  4:02 am
ehr, EMR, VA
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1,785 pts.

EMR/PM SaaS solutions for smaller practices
For smaller primary care practices (five or fewer physicians), what integrated EMR/PM solutions are available as SaaS for a monthly subscription fee? (Solution must be shared by multiple tenants concurrently.)

Answer Question   |  July 10, 2010  3:25 pm
EMR, Physician Practice, Practice Management, SaaS
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5 pts.

How do I figure out the cost comparison between EMR systems?
How do I figure out the cost comparison between EMR systems when they are quoted so differently? Some are subscription and some are licencing agreements.

Answer Question   |  June 23, 2010  4:14 pm
cost, EMR, licencing, subscription
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35 pts.

Thoughts on a recent post- client server supreme?
I read a recent a post today by a hybrid EMR provider consultant that stated “Over the long term, a client-server offering often costs far less than a web-based subscription offering, and a well-designed client-server EMR always delivers productivity-enhancing benefits that save physicians both time and money.” Thoughts on this? What if your practice simply does not...

Answer Question   |  June 22, 2010  8:38 pm
client server, EMR, SaaS
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10 pts.

Web-based vs. client server EMR
In terms of web-based (SaaS/APS) vs. client server, what are the main pros and cons to evaluating the right choice? For achieving meaningful use?

Answer Question   |  May 3, 2010  5:28 pm
ehr, EHR Certification, EHR Incentive, EMR
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5 pts.

Should payers be required to help providers achieve meaningful use?
Grants will expand health IT data exchange, though is that enough? Should payers be mandated to help providers in reaching meaningful use?

Answer Question   |  May 3, 2010  3:50 pm
EHR Certification, EMR, Meaningful use
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5 pts.

Top recommendations for an integrated approach to EHR/EMR when cash is strapped?
The adoption of EHR/EMR is more often than not a gradual, piecemeal endeavor. First billing systems are considered, then clinical values and nursing notes from med-surg, followed by the lab and moving into CPOE and the like. In this process, there tends to be a lack consistency in systems which hinders real interoperability, making it difficult to interface different...

Answer Question   |  June 22, 2010  7:20 pm
ehr, EMR, Interoperability and health information exchange
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145 pts.

3rd party billing vs built-in EMR
When building an EMR, better to build your own billing system or integrate with 3rd party?

Answer Question   |  June 24, 2010  2:46 pm
ehr, EMR, EMR billing
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20 pts.

Top recommendations for EHR vendors
Which are today’s top players in EMR/EHR software products (or software providers)? Newbies in the space?

Answer Question   |  April 28, 2010  2:22 pm
ehr, EHR systems, EMR
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5 pts.

Integration of remote monitoring data into EMR/EHR systems?
How should hospitals prioritize the integration of remote monitoring data (i.e. from implantable devices, ICDs and pacemakers, etc) into their EMR/EHR systems? How is this currently being considered?

Answer Question   |  April 16, 2010  6:55 pm
ehr, EMR, Mobile health systems and devices, Remote monitoring
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25 pts.

HL7 Versions and EHR implementation
With different vendors now using/supporting different versions of HL7. (There are eight iterations of HL7 v.2)What is the price to client expense and future implementations on existing systems.

Answer Question   |  April 13, 2010  7:32 pm
ehr, EMR
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5 pts.


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