Medical Practice News & Updates

Successful HIE can reduce repeated imaging tests

Successful HIE can reduce repeated imaging tests

The innovation of health information technology has led to numerous advances and benefits for the industry.

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New ONC leader and others discuss EHR usability

New ONC leader and others discuss EHR usability

There are many important changes coming to the health care industry in the coming years, such as major reforms to how providers deliver care.

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Providers should focus on specific codes when starting ICD-10 testing

Providers should focus on specific codes when starting ICD-10 testing

Providers have a lot they have to accomplish in the coming year, not least of which is making the switch to the ICD-10 coding system.

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Research shows more than half of physicians use tablets at work

Research shows more than half of physicians use tablets at work

The adoption of electronic medical records and demand for increased mobility have helped push tablets into the health care setting.

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Patient engagement improved through health IT

Patient engagement improved through health IT

Working towards meaningful use, providers are optimizing their electronic medical records to achieve the second stage of the incentive program designed by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

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Patient engagement improved through health IT

Patient engagement improved through health IT

Working towards meaningful use, providers are optimizing their electronic medical records to achieve the second stage of the incentive program designed by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

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ICD-10 testing to begin in Massachusetts

ICD-10 testing to begin in Massachusetts

The rollout of the ICD-10 coding system in October is rapidly approaching now that the New Year has come.

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Doctors may be leaving nurse practitioners out of the EMR realm

Doctors may be leaving nurse practitioners out of the EMR realm

In order for providers to successfully use electronic medical records, they need to learn the best habits associated with documentation.

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The challenges of ICD-10 readiness

The challenges of ICD-10 readiness

The compliance deadline for ICD-10 implementation is less than nine months away and multiple industry surveys have shown that providers are falling behind on readiness testing.

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FDA opens up technology regulatory proposal to public feedback

FDA opens up technology regulatory proposal to public feedback

Mobile health and emerging technologies have had a significant effect on the health care industry, but determining how much control to exert over that transformative power can be a difficult thing.

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