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American Medical Software.com

AMS is excited to have recently won their dispute over the domain name registration of americanmedical.com. The international governing body, World Intellectual Property Organization, ruled in favor of AMS and has ordered the immediate transfer of the domain to AMS. While AMS is proud of their current domain americanmedical.com, both URL’s and domains will be used in […]

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Digital Medical Records Get Five Year Deadline

Next year, docs’ offices, hospitals can get federal money to help with cost. WASHINGTON — The Obama administration on Tuesday rolled out an ambitious five-year plan for moving doctors and hospitals to computerized medical records, promising greater safety for patients and lower costs. Starting next year, doctors’ offices and hospitals can get federal money to help […]

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Pros And Cons To Converting To Electronic Medical Records

The Department of Health and Human Services recently released rules for creating electronic health records. These rules came days after HHS issued regulations to safeguard the privacy of medical records. This digital revolution could dramatically improve medical care. The RAND Corporation estimates America could save $77 billion a year with health information technology (HIT). But […]

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How EMR Records Can Be Helpful

Electronic Medical Records (EMR for short) can improve your healthcare facility in a variety of ways. Anything that your organization can do to provide better healthcare to patients is essential, and with EMR you can provide more efficient healthcare, as well as reduce errors and increase the effectiveness of doctor collaboration efforts. Of the many scientific and […]

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Tweeting Their Way For New Patients – Social Media

Hospitals are turning to social networking in an effort to market themselves to new patients who seem to be looking more to social media to choose the kinds of products and services they use. Earlier this year, a Baltimore television station incorrectly reported that Greater Baltimore Medical Center had been invaded by an armed robber. […]

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Health-care overhaul: Doctors must go digital

Hundreds of thousands of paper sheets bulge from the weathered charts in the medical office of Dr. Tahsina Atiquzzaman.   Patient histories, stress tests and results from colonoscopies are piled in filing cabinets, wall shelves and storage closets in her Kissimmee private practice, where she sees more than 5,000 patients each year.   But the […]

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EHR Meaningful Use Guidelines Clarified

As VARs and health care companies look for answers, there’s no shortage of consternation over the real meaning of “meaningful use.” Now, an updated version of the definition has been released, providing a more detailed, simpler map for providers to follow. Stage One of “Meaningful Use” Electronic Health Records (EHR) guidelines finally arrived from the U.S. Department […]

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EMR Strengthen Vaccine Safety Monitoring In Seizure Study

Intelligent use of electronic health records—even those collected from multiple health systems—can alert providers to harmful medical practices. That’s how Kaiser Permanente’s analysis of 459,000 pediatric health records revealed that young children who received the combo MMRV (measles, mumps, rubella, varicella) vaccine experienced twice the rate of febrile seizures as did children who received two separate shots—one for […]

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10 Steps to Take Now For E-Medical Records

Don’t wait for the government to finalize meaningful use requirements. Here’s how to jump-start your health IT efforts. The federal government’s $20 billion-plus healthcare IT stimulus program has more hospitals and doctors than ever planning to implement e-medical record and other health IT systems. But many healthcare providers have put plans on hold as they […]

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Electronic Records for Rural Health Care – Missouri

COLUMBIA – MU Medical system is opening an assistance center to help health care providers convert to electronic records. The University of Missouri was awarded a $6.8 million cooperative federally funded grant to open the Missouri Health Information Technology Assistance Center or HIT. The center will mainly focus on health care providers in rural areas […]