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According to a 2011 report from the Institute of Medicine (IoM), entitled “Health IT and Patient Safety: Building Safer Systems for Better Care,” some studies indicate that electronic health records (EHRs) lead to “improvements in patient safety, while other studies find no effect.” Well, this is what you need to know: EHR vendors absolutely contribute […]

As the healthcare landscape continues to shift and evolve, it becomes more imperative that local health departments and individual providers work together to improve the health of their communities. How can health departments and providers improve outcomes for individuals and populations while containing costs? By implementing an electronic health record (EHR) that allows them to […]

Medical billing has always been a crucial element in the health care industry. The article talks about how medical billing mistakes have an impact on practices across the globe and how various types of services ensure the best record of care for patients. Years of studies and implementation, practice providers have managed to mark their […]

What exactly is involved in the certification process as defined by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) Health IT Certification Program (which as of now is a voluntary certification program designed for health IT standards, implementation specifications and certification criteria)? Today, that includes: • Regulations – the ONC issues regulations […]

It’s back to school time, which, among other things, means throwing together lunches five days a week that your kids will actually eat. Ideally, these lunches not only have to taste good, but also provide real nutrition to help your kids learn and grow. Much research has been conducted on nutrition and its relationship to […]

By efficiently collecting data in a way that it can be easily shared across multiple healthcare organizations and leveraged for quality improvement, EHRs can significantly improve public and population outcomes. Beyond data collection, EHRs can help with reporting and surveillance as well. This, along with immunization registries and electronic laboratory reporting, can lead to the […]

Community Health Centers (CHC) provide health care to patients who can’t generally afford it, or who are not insured. Of course such centers are funded by the government, CMS, but the big problem is that a good distribution of resources can actually prevent the CHC getting into problems and possibly closing down. There are various […]

Whether medical billing should be outsourced is not the only dilemma that the private practitioners are exposed to. Rather, this is a question that the Community Health Care Centers (CHCs) also have to find a solution for. CHC billing is much more complicated thus needs more attention so that the claims are handled properly. The […]

When it comes to healthcare software solutions, whether or not to automate your QA testing of your new releases can be a difficult decision. On the one hand, you know that the manual testing you have had in place can get the validation and verification job done, as it has proven time and time again. […]

Provider leaders, on average, use 11 different technologies to shield their organization’s protected health information (PHI), a new survey revealed. Provider leaders, on average, use 11 different technologies to shield their organization’s protected health information (PHI), a new survey revealed. The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) surveyed nearly 300 healthcare leaders across the […]

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