Mobile Health (mHealth) is an emerging hot topic in Health IT, and was certainly one of the buzz items at the recent HIMSS conference in Orlando. Mobile devices, such as smartphones, iPads and other touch-tablets are entering the market, and by their sheer popularity are...Continue
How will my Electronic Health Record (EHR) help me get to EHR Incentive (“Meaningful Use”) money? This question has been asked repeatedly by physicians who are in the process of deciding upon, or implementing an EHR in their practice.
Is the Electronic Health Record (EHR) system you are using in your practice the Certified version? Physicians who have invested in EHR systems already are now realizing the impact of this question.
For as long as the Medicare program has been in existence, coverage for wellness and preventive-care examination have not been part of the traditional benefit. Fee-for-service Medicare had focused on illness-care and chronic disease management. Much of its budget was spent in hospital care, as...Continue
One of the big concerns about implementing an Electronic Health Record (EHR) into a medical practice is the fear that it will slow you down. In fact, after cost, usability (and its effect on productivity) is the second-biggest perceived barrier to EHR adoption.