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January 15, 2012  5:55 PM

The publication of the Interim Final Rule for the adoption of standards and operating rules



Posted by: RedaChouffani
EHR, EHR compliance, Electronic claims submission, Interim Final Rule, Meaningful use, MU, Revenue cycle

The Interim Final Rule for the adoption of standards and operating rules for electronic funds transfer and operation rules for remittance advice was published in the Federal Register on Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2012. The rules...

January 8, 2012  8:09 PM

The next generation mHealth applications may just be the right prescription for EHR



Posted by: RedaChouffani
EHR, mhealth, mHealth functionality, mobile health, SIRI

An increasing majority of mobile technology and mHealth device users in the health care industry are recognizing the value of their connected health devices. Tablets and smartphones are allowing health care professionals to gain access to patient information and care specific content before, during...


January 8, 2012  8:05 PM

CMS releases final notice for initial 26 quality measures



Posted by: RedaChouffani
Affordable Care Act, AHRQ, CMS, Core measures, EHR, Meaningful use, Quality reporting

On Jan. 4, 2012, the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) released the final notice for the initial core set of health care quality measures for Medicaid-eligible adults, a requirement from...


December 18, 2011  9:51 PM

Lessons for EHR vendors from Office 365 and Google Docs



Posted by: RedaChouffani
EHR, EHR functionality, EHR usability, EHR vendors, Electronic health records, Electronic medical records, EMR, Google, Google Docs, mhealth, mHealth apps, Microsoft, Office 365

For a while now, Google has been the front runner when it comes to web-based productivity applications.  With their Google Docs application, the company released a 100% browser-based solution that allows end users access to and use of a cost effective substitute to the Microsoft Office suite. But...


December 11, 2011  8:03 PM

Delays to meaningful use stage 2



Posted by: RedaChouffani
EHR, EHR adoption, Electronic health record, HHS, Meaningful use, MU, MU stage 2, Stage 2

On Nov. 30, 2011, the Secretary of Health and Human Services announced a policy change effectively delaying stage 2 meaningful use. The goal of the change is to allow for a greater increase...


October 30, 2011  9:40 PM

What would SIRI mean to health care and how can it change the way we view EHRs?



Posted by: RedaChouffani
EHR, iOS 5, mhealth, mHealth integration, SIRI

With the release of the iPhone 4S and the deployment of the new Siri application as part of iOS 5, it is clear that the new voice assistant will ultimately find a place in the health care industry. The only question that remains is, "in what capacity?"


October 30, 2011  9:38 PM

New proposed bill to help increase adoption of EHR by reducing the legal burdens on physicians



Posted by: RedaChouffani
EHR, EHR liability, Electronic health records, HR 3239

 In October 2011, US Rep.Thomas Marino introduced legislation that will offer limited legal protection to eligible physicians who use EHRs for Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries.

HR 3239, the bill in question, would create a...


October 17, 2011  8:50 PM

6 reasons not having an EHR will put your practice at risk



Posted by: RedaChouffani
EHR, EHR adoption, Electronic health records, EMR, Physician groups, risks

For many physicians who are not currently using electronic health records (EHRs), they are constantly being told through one form or the other of how EHRs will help to improve patient...


August 28, 2011  8:58 AM

The features of tomorrow’s health care kiosk



Posted by: RedaChouffani
EHR, kiosk, Medical records, mobile health, PHRs and patient engagement, Revenue cycle

For the majority of us, seeing a kiosk in an airport, in a cell phone store, or even in a retail shop has become the norm. But we continue to lack the same high adoption rate in the health care arena. Why is this the case? Some may contribute this to problems with...


July 31, 2011  9:56 PM

Patient identification using palm scanning technology



Posted by: RedaChouffani
Biometrics, EHR, Hospital, Palm Scanner, patient IDs

Now more than ever, hospital and health care leaders have to work tirelessly to ensure they are adequately protecting their patients' health information. Whether it's through secure, encrypted access to all digitized and EHR data, or through the close, careful monitoring of all...


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