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  • Contributing Writer · July 21, 2011

    Ambulatory EHR vs. Hospital EHR

    As the use of Electronic Health Records (EHR) systems matures, the difference in what is expected of hospital-based systems and those used by clinicians in ambulatory practices becomes more evident.


  • Contributing Writer · July 15, 2011

    EHRs Help Manage Chronic Disease

    Managing chronic disease is a challenge for both doctors and patients. According to the CDC, seven out of 10 deaths among Americans each year are from chronic diseases like stroke, heart disease and diabetes. In 2005, 133 million Americans suffered from at least one chronic...


  • Contributing Writer · June 23, 2011

    Electronic prescribing and federal policy

    Successful electronic prescribing (eRx) has been a federal goal for several years. Numerous reasons for encouraging this migration away from handwritten prescriptions have been detailed, all pointing to improved health care quality. A recent talk by Don Berwick, the Administrator for the Centers for Medicare...


  • Contributing Writer · June 16, 2011

    The HIPAA implications for mobile health

    Recently, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) and the Health and Human Services department (HHS) held a Health Data Initiative Forum to encourage the public use of data and innovation to improve health. We had the opportunity to participate and present Practice Fusion at this conference....


  • Contributing Writer · May 13, 2011

    How People Use the Internet for Health Information

    Eight in 10 people use the internet to find health-related information. It’s no wonder so many patient support groups and health advice sites are popping up online. 80 percent of adults who use the internet have looked online for health information, according to a recent...