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Stage 2 of Meaningful Use Moved to 2014

Stage 2 of Meaningful Use Moved to 2014

The Department of Health and Human Services has moved the start date for Stage 2 of the electronic health records meaningful use program from 2013 to 2014. The initial HHS announcement did not make clear which providers were eligible to wait until 2014. The department clarified its position to Health Data Management. Federal officials this summer had voiced support for… Read more →

Patients Want More Access to, Control of Medical Records

Patients Want More Access to, Control of Medical Records

December 19, 2011 — Patients are more enthusiastic about reading what their physicians are writing about them than physicians are about allowing patients to access their electronic health records, according to a study published in the December 20 issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine. In addition, American military veterans are highly enthusiastic about sharing their medical information with family… Read more →

Another Client Joins the AMS Community

American Medical Software is pleased to announce the addition of Audubon Pediatrics from Houma, LA to the AMS client community. Audubon Pediatrics was extremely thorough in their search for medical software. After gathering information on several electronic medical records systems on the market, they decided to contact AMS and schedule an online, personal web demonstration. Multiple providers and staff sat… Read more →

EHR Use Cut Health Care Costs, BCBS Says

EHR Use Cut Health Care Costs, BCBS Says

PROVIDENCE – The use of electronic health records in a three-year pilot program lowered health care costs by an average of between 17 and 33 percent, Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island announced Monday. In addition, EHR use was found to have led to improved quality outcomes, with a 44 percent median rate of improvement in family and… Read more →

Another Client Joins the AMS Community

American Medical Software is pleased to announce the addition of John Dirksen, MD from Evans, GA to the AMS client community. Dr. Dirksen contacted AMS and scheduled an online, personal web demonstration to go over our fully certified electronic medical records. During the presentation the doctor spoke highly of our customizable encounter note templates. Considering the amount of manual, hand… Read more →

National Electronic Health Records Network Gets Closer

National Electronic Health Records Network Gets Closer

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — The ambitious goal of setting up a nationwide, interconnected, private and secure electronic health records system isn’t yet a reality — but we’re getting closer. The 2009 Recovery Act, better known as the stimulus bill, set aside more than $20 billion for incentives to health care providers that deploy and meaningfully use certified electronic health records… Read more →

Another Client Joins the AMS Community

American Medical Software is pleased to announce the addition of Children’s Clinic at Cornerstone from Edinburg, TX to the AMS client community. Children’s Clinic at Cornerstone contacted AMS and scheduled an online web demonstration to see the entire Practice Management ULTRA system featuring our fully certified electronic medical records. They were immediately impressed with how logical and simple our system… Read more →

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