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  • 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...

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  • 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....

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  • Contributing Writer · May 31, 2011

    Secure e-messaging between patients and their doctors

    Electronic communication between clinicians and patients is central to the use of Electronic Health Records (EHRs). Several Meaningful Use criteria relate to providing patients with an electronic copy of their health records in a timely fashion.

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  • Contributing Writer · May 16, 2011

    Meaningful EMR Use Update

    The opening of the Medicare attestation window for the CMS EHR incentive program on April 18th signaled the last significant milestone of the Stage 1 Meaningful EMR Use process.

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  • 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...

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