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2019 09, 2019

What Exactly is MACRA & MIPS?

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The majority of practices across the US reported confusion with MACRA and MIPS requirements. Similarly, these concerns are reflected in the reporting results of both 2018 and 2019 - with poor outcomes overall across the country. With so much confusion and poor results overall, we’ve broken down everything you need to know about MACRA and [...]

2019 08, 2019

How Long Should You Keep Medical Records in the USA?

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The minimum length of time for keeping your patients’ medical records varies state-by-state and, in certain states, your type of medical practice. In this article, we’ll give you an idea of what to expect in terms of how long you should retain medical records according to both federal law and state law. You’ll also get [...]

2019 07, 2019

Understanding the Pros & Cons of EHR / EMR

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Researchers credit the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act of 2009 as a key driver for the adoption of electronic health record (EHR) and electronic medical record (EMR) systems in the United States. A major reason for EHR/EMR adoption has been the availability of government reimbursements to clinics and hospitals that [...]

2019 07, 2019

Guide to Problem Oriented Medical Records

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A Problem Oriented Medical Record (POMR) is a way of recording patient health information in a way that’s easy for physicians to read and revise. The basic idea of POMR is to equip doctors with the ability to understand the patient’s medical history. Since its introduction to the medical world in 1968, POMR has been [...]

2019 07, 2019

Strategies for Managing & Improving Your Medical Practice

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(Source: DepositPhotos) Today’s medical practices face a diverse range of problems. These include, to name a few, controlling increasingly high operating costs, raising patient satisfaction, and navigating the confusing maze of government regulatory requirements. Though different problems, each one of these contributes to making clinics inefficient, and in turn, weaken the bottom line. In this [...]

2019 05, 2019

Advantages & Disadvantages of Paper Medical Records

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Photo: Pexels The first hint of a transition from paper medical records to electronic records came after the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), passed in 2009. This required healthcare providers across the United States to modernize internal record systems and create a centralized database, making it easier for doctors, physicians, and nurses to access [...]

2019 05, 2019

Transitioning From Paper Based to Electronic Medical Records

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Photo: Pixabay Paper-based medical records were a mainstay in the health industry until fairly recently. The switch to electronic records was only because of changes mandated by the US Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act of 2009, which required healthcare providers to transition from paper to electronic medical records. Transitioning From [...]

2019 05, 2019

EHR Implementation Security & Risk Assessment Guide

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Photo: Pexels EHR assessments, audits and risk assessments are vital for a few reasons. The first reason is to ensure healthcare organizations maintain compliance with meaningful use guidelines. For the uninitiated, meaningful use refers to minimum US government standards for electronic health records. These standards explain how all stakeholders in the healthcare chain, such as [...]

2019 05, 2019

Medical Record Auditing Guidelines

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Photo: Pixabay Auditing medical records may come across as a time-consuming and burdensome task, but the benefits far outweigh the inconvenience. But ‘what’s the point of auditing medical records?’ you might ask. Well, because electronic medical records have simplified ease of access, there needs to be adequate measures in place to prevent unauthorized individuals from [...]

2019 04, 2019

Everything You Need to Know About Cloud Computing for Healthcare

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Contents: Cloud Computing Use Cases in Healthcare Disadvantages of Cloud Computing in Healthcare How Much Does it Cost to Deploy Cloud for Healthcare? Choosing a Cloud Service Platform: Which is Right For You? Azure vs AWS vs Private Cloud – Which is Right for Your Healthcare Organization How to Deploy Cloud Computing for Healthcare The [...]