Meaningful Use: A Comprehensive Guide – Part II: Final Rule on Stage 2’s Objectives and Measures

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Successfully attesting for CMS’s EHR Incentive Program Meaningful Use is essential for eligible providers and hospitals to avoid the financial penalties and instead collect the financial gains. However, it can be difficult to sort through the copious amounts of information in order to find some direction. Part one of our Meaningful Use Guide article series […]

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Meaningful Use: A Comprehensive Guide – Part I: Stage 1 and 2 Overview, Stage 2 Final Rule Major Changes, and Important Dates

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UPDATED 6/6/2016: Per recently proposed MACRA rules, this article was updated and a Part 4: Meaningful Use and MACRA was added. While modified Stage 2 Meaningful Use remains unchanged, we think it’s important to take MACRA into consideration. Last week, the financial importance of successfully attesting to Meaningful Use was discussed. The first part of […]

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5 Things to Consider Before Implementing e-Prescribing

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Offering important advantages like fewer errors, decision support, improved adherence, and reduced adverse drug events, e-prescribing has skyrocketed in the past several years. In April 2014, 70% of physicians were issuing Surescripts network e-prescriptions and 96% of community pharmacies were enabled to accept them. If your practice is not on board yet, a few key […]

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How to Keep Your Doctor-Patient Relationship Healthy with Technology

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Although healthcare IT has transformed over the years, patients have held the same expectation: to be in the care a personable doctor who will communicate effectively and make health decisions that are in the patient’s best interest. However, doctors have constantly struggled to navigate the boundaries of a patient-doctor relationship and the use of new […]

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Why You Should Consider Outsourcing Your Health IT

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Many industries have already discovered the benefits of outsourcing IT systems to a professional IT service, and while healthcare is no stranger to the concept, it is once again gaining prominence.  A recent Black Book report, which surveyed over 1,030 hospital IT leaders, 240 CFOs and over 1,000 business leaders, found an overwhelming number of […]

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The Benefits of Online Appointment Scheduling

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Americans are busier now more than ever, and if healthcare organizations want to keep up, they must adjust their systems to complement the on-the-go lifestyles of their patients. One way practices are staying in step with their patients is by streamlining the process that gets the patients in the door. Many have turned to a […]

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3 Ways Technology Can Increase Patient Engagement

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Last week in the article “The Patient Engagement Question”, we discussed the ambiguity surrounding “patient engagement.” Many medical professionals generally agree that the term refers to an increase in patient participation, cooperation, and collaboration in their healthcare. Today, anyone following the latest healthcare IT trends can recognize the importance of employing technology to encourage patients to take […]

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