Medical Practice News & Updates

Health care professionals should prize EMR systems that prioritize data security

Health care professionals should prize EMR systems that prioritize data security

Alongside meaningful use and ICD-10, the interoperability of electronic medical systems is fast becoming a focal point of the health care industry.

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Healtheway announces new health information exchange initiative at HIMSS14

Healtheway announces new health information exchange initiative at HIMSS14

With the 2014 Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society conference over, the health care industry is abuzz with new information from various agencies and organizations.

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AMA study assesses cost of ICD-10

AMA study assesses cost of ICD-10

The advent of electronic medical records and other health information technology has lead to improvements in the delivery and quality of healthcare, as well as better outcomes for patients.

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Massachusetts doctors to risk license forfeiture without EMR use by 2015

Massachusetts doctors to risk license forfeiture without EMR use by 2015

Massachusetts has long been a pioneer among states looking to reform their health care policies.

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Notes, analytics from EMRs help monitor off-label drug use

Notes, analytics from EMRs help monitor off-label drug use

The advent of electronic medical records has produced many added benefits for physicians and other health care providers in the medical industry.

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Common pitfalls to avoid amid EMR implementation

Common pitfalls to avoid amid EMR implementation

Despite the draw of an incentive program designed by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for meaningful use, providers are still resistant to adopting electronic medical records.

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HIMSS14 lecture highlights patient engagement strategies

HIMSS14 lecture highlights patient engagement strategies

With health care providers working to attest to meaningful use as stipulated by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the topic of patient engagement has come to the forefront of the industry.

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Survey from HIMSS14 shows rise in physician mobile use

Survey from HIMSS14 shows rise in physician mobile use

The health care industry has evolved by leaps and bounds in the last decade, thanks in part to the rise of information technology.

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CMS announces new resource center for ICD-10 transition

CMS announces new resource center for ICD-10 transition

Health care providers around the U.S. should be deep into their preparations for ICD-10 implementation to rollout this fall.

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Various reactions from around the industry regarding meaningful use hardship exemption

Various reactions from around the industry regarding meaningful use hardship exemption

Following the close of the annual Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society meeting on Feb. 27, health care providers were left with some highs and lows regarding their readiness for the various measures required of them in 2014.

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