Providers have for years been challenged to increase productivity and throughput, even as their case-mix increases. Patients are frustrated by the results of these trends, which include diminished quality and effectiveness of their encounters with physicians. All too often, patients forget to share important information...Continue
The certification requirements for an HHS-Certified Electronic Health Record (EHR) are in the process of being defined explicitly by the National Institute of Standards and Technologies (NIST). These are the “test questions” that will be asked of EHR vendors in order deem them as Certified....Continue
Implementation of Electronic Health Records (EHRs) in a medical practice is not an easy task – everything that touches a paper record in a medical office (or hospital) needs to be accounted for when transitioning to a new EHR, in order for the paper record...Continue
De-identified patient data is health information from a medical record that has been stripped of all “direct identifiers”—that is, all information that can be used to identify the patient from whose medical record the health information was derived. According to the Health Insurance Portability and...Continue
Today’s Five Question Friday interview is with Anand Popuri, a medical student at the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine at the New York Institute of Technology. He shares his perspective on EHR use, and Practice Fusion in particular.