Medical Practice News & Updates

New government tipsheet guides practitioners through security risk analysis

New government tipsheet guides practitioners through security risk analysis

The U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services released an updated tipsheet pertaining to security risk analysis for EMR systems.

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Massachusetts makes important updates to health exchanges

Massachusetts makes important updates to health exchanges

Reports continue to show that providers seem to be coming around to the idea of using the electronic medical records, even though there was some hesitation among health care professionals initially.

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FDA announces plan to use EMRs to determine if medications are safe

FDA announces plan to use EMRs to determine if medications are safe

Electronic medical record systems have a great deal of potential for not only helping providers give patients the best possible care, but also help the government keep track of important health care matters.

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Why voice recognition is needed in health care

Why voice recognition is needed in health care

Voice recognition software is a technology that has been advancing since the 1960s.

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Providers discuss how they are preparing for ICD-10

Providers discuss how they are preparing for ICD-10

Now that 2014 is here, many providers may be concerned about making the switch to the ICD-10 coding system - and they should be, particularly if they have not been preparing.

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Patients want doctors who are onboard with electronic medical records

Patients want doctors who are onboard with electronic medical records

Some providers may feel that the only reason they have to implement electronic medical records systems is because the government is forcing them to do so or potentially see reductions in their Medicare payments.

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Wireless EMR global market to hit $23.5 billion by 2018

Wireless EMR global market to hit $23.5 billion by 2018

The global market value of wireless electronic medical records is expected to reach $23.5 billion by 2018, according to a report from BCC Research.

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Poll shows providers slow to test on ICD-10

Poll shows providers slow to test on ICD-10

According to a recent report from the tax firm KPMG, a large amount of health care providers are still behind on testing for ICD-10 implementation.

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Study shows medical students feel positive about EMRs

Study shows medical students feel positive about EMRs

It is important to understand not only how current practicing doctors feel about electronic medical records, but medical students as well.

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Expert discusses stage 2 challenges

Expert discusses stage 2 challenges

Providers who are participating in the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' meaningful use incentives program will be moving on to stage 2 this year, and many have concerns about their abilities to successfully complete this stage.

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