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Study: Electronic Health Records Can Improve Care

Study: Electronic Health Records Can Improve Care

Electronic health records are helping physicians provide better care for patients with various health conditions. The results discussed below are from a study regarding the effect of electronic health records and the outcomes in patients with type 2 diabetes. Use of electronic health records shows promise for improving care and outcomes in patients with type 2 diabetes, but still has… Read more →

Another Client Joins the AMS Community

American Medical Software is pleased to announce the addition of Alissa Abentroth, MD from Helena, MT to the AMS client community. Dr. Abentroth, like many other AMS clients, was referred to our software through the AMS Referral program. This program rewards individuals with 10% of the purchase cost (up to $1000) should a physician or practice that they referred, purchase… Read more →

Meaningful Use to Reach New Heights

Meaningful Use to Reach New Heights

WASHINGTON – “In 2012, meaningful use will soar,” National Coordinator for Health Information Technology Farzad Mostashari asserted at the Jan. 10 meeting of the Health IT Policy Committee. “Meaningful use will continue to be the cornerstone of our activities,” he told committee members. “We can expect to see the numbers continue to rise,” he said of participants in the federal… Read more →

Another Client Joins the AMS Community

American Medical Software is pleased to announce the addition of Sarasota Children’s Clinic from Sarasota, FL to the AMS client community. Sarasota Children’s Clinic contacted AMS and scheduled a personalized, online web demonstration of the AMS software. They were impressed with the ability to verify eligibility from within the Medical Management System and were also impressed with the amount of… Read more →

Electronic Health Records Improve Nursing

Electronic Health Records Improve Nursing

PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 10 (UPI) — U.S. nurses working with electronic health records consistently reported improvements in nursing care and better health outcomes, researchers say. Lead author Ann Kutney-Lee and co-author Deena Kelly, both of the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, said the study involved more than 16,000 nurses working at 316 hospitals in four states. The study, published in… Read more →

Takoma Hospital Implements Electronic Medical Records

Takoma Hospital Implements Electronic Medical Records

GREENEVILLE, Tenn. — We live in a world surrounded by technology, where we can access most everything from a computer or smartphone, but the medical field is still catching up.  One local hospital is leading the way in Tennessee by implementing electronic medical records. “It’s just not feasible to keep it all on paper anymore,” said Congressman Dr. Phil Roe… Read more →

EMR Adoption Climbing and Expected to be Strong over the next Five Years

EMR Adoption Climbing and Expected to be Strong over the next Five Years

The deadline for the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act has many scrambling to adopt EMR systems before that deadline in order to qualify for the funding.  Incentive funding via HITECH to hospitals and physicians to adopt Electronic Medical Records (EMRs) will stop in 2014.  A pot of $19 billion of incentives is currently acting as a strong driver to… Read more →

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