Medical Practice News & Updates

Examining the limitations of telemedicine

Examining the limitations of telemedicine

One of the many benefits of electronic medical record systems is that they allow doctors from all over the world to easily send patients' medical files to one another.

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Hawaii governor allocates funds for EMR adoption

Hawaii governor allocates funds for EMR adoption

It is not just the federal government that has been supporting the adoption of electronic medical records and working hard to encourage providers to utilize these systems, but state government as well.

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Survey shows incentives program moving in the right direction

Survey shows incentives program moving in the right direction

Providers who are concerned about how stage 2 of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' meaningful use incentives program may be pleased to learn about a new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics, which shows that the program is right where the government was hoping it would be.

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Sending EMR reminders may lead to more shingles vaccinations

Sending EMR reminders may lead to more shingles vaccinations

Research has shown that electronic medical records have benefits for health care providers, and while this is certainly important, it is also necessary to highlight all of the benefits EMR systems offer patients.

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EMRs improve care delivery for physicians

EMRs improve care delivery for physicians

From its inception, the electronic medical records incentive program designed by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services was implemented to not only transition physicians' practices from paper to digital, but also to improve the overall quality and delivery of health care to patients across the entire industry.

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Strategic care manage placement can improve PCMH patient outcomes and EMR use

Strategic care manage placement can improve PCMH patient outcomes and EMR use

Electronic medical records can go a long way toward helping patients who have chronic conditions and their providers manage their illness more efficiently.

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The benefits of scribes in the physician's office

The benefits of scribes in the physician's office

In the busy hub of a healthcare facility, physicians and other types of providers can see dozens of patients per day.

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Patient portals may boost coordination of care

Patient portals may boost coordination of care

The U.S. Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act has placed an increased focus on patient outcomes.

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