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Most Health Care Records Are Now Electronic

Most Health Care Records Are Now Electronic

An ever-expanding amount of the nation’s medical records — millions of prescriptions, medical reports and appointment reminders — are now computerized and part of an ambitious electronic medical records program, the Obama administration reports. Since the start of a 2011 program in which the government helps finance new health records systems, doctors or their assistants have filled more than 190… Read more →

HL7 Announces Certification Examinations Now Available Online

HL7 Announces Certification Examinations Now Available Online

Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA – July 1, 2013 – Health Level Seven® International (HL7®), the global authority for interoperability and standards in healthcare information technology with members in 55 countries, today announced that it is now offering computer based testing for its certification exams (see:HL7 Announces Certification Examinations Now Available Online). HL7 certification provides the health information technology industry with… Read more →

Top 4 Reasons the Federal E-Prescribing Incentive Program Works

Top 4 Reasons the Federal E-Prescribing Incentive Program Works

Federal incentive dollars have been instrumental in significantly increasing doctor use of electronic prescribing tools, according to research published this week in Health Affairs. The study, conducted in tandem by officials from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT and electronic health record vendor Surescripts, found that as of December 2010, roughly 40 percent of e-prescribers adopted the… Read more →

How To Maximize Your Meaningful Use Incentives

How To Maximize Your Meaningful Use Incentives

If you haven’t started your meaningful use reporting yet, don’t despair. Eligible professionals (EPs) that are new to the Medicare EHR Incentive Program in 2013 can still receive a big… (continue reading article at EHR Intelligence – How To Maximize Your Meaningful Use Incentives)

Top 6 Benefits of Integrating ICD-10 Codes

Top 6 Benefits of Integrating ICD-10 Codes

The transition from ICD-9 to ICD-10 codes in October 2014 goes hand in hand with the goal of healthcare reform to improve quality and decrease the cost of care. With more than 171,000 codes as compared to just 17,849 in ICD-9, ICD-10 will provide a much more accurate method of quantifying the level of care. The transition will have a… Read more →

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