The 2-Minute Guide: EHR and EMR Costs
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Purchasing and integrating an electronic medical record (EMR) / electronic health record (EHR) system into your practice workflow can be costly. However, the benefits of EMR systems can be worth the financial investment and may even help your practice save money in the long…

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The 2-Minute Guide: EMR or EHR Migration
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Installing or upgrading to a new EMR / EMR system requires careful planning to integrate your data and make sure your office workflow is either properly supported or that needed changes are identified. Successful migration to a new or upgraded EMR…

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The 2-Minute Guide: EMR Privacy and Security
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With growing adoption of EMR and EHR systems, the concern with electronic patient records privacy and security is growing. In 1996, Congress passed the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), which created national standards for medical records security. HIPAA laws…

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The 2-Minute Guide: iPad EMR and EHR Software
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Tablet-based electronic medical record (EMR) systems are very popular with physicians. Working on a tablet can be much less disruptive to typical practice workflow than having to use a desktop or laptop based EMR system. It is portable and, ergonomically,…

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The 2-Minute Guide: Medical Billing Software
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Medical billing software systems handle your practice’s medical billing and invoicing electronically. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and the Electronic Medical Records mandate requires practices to electronically send medical billing claims. Therefore, medical billing software has been gaining popularity…

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The 2-Minute Guide: ePrescribing and ePrescriptions
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e-Prescribing (electronic prescribing) facilitates the current prescription process by electronically transmitting prescription information between the physician, the patient and the pharmacy. e-Prescribing is an electronic avenue that sends prescriptions directly from the physician’s office to the pharmacy while storing prescription…

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The 2-Minute Guide: Government EMR and EHR Incentives
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The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act specifies that physicians can qualify for $44,000 or more in economic stimulus incentive payment for adopting and implementing a certified EHR or EMR. The government allocated $27 billion dollars to…

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The 2-Minute Guide: Going Live with EMR or EHR
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The EHR / EMR implementation is one of the largest undertakings that any medical practice can do. It can be expensive and stressful. View the following 2-minute guide for some suggestions that will help make the process go smoothly. MedicalRecords.com can…

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The 2-Minute Guide: Meaningful Use of EMR and EHR
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Federal EMR incentive payments are available under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) for qualifying health care providers who install and achieve “meaningful use” of EMR systems. While a maximum of $21,250 of Medicaid EMR incentive payments are…

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The 2-Minute Guide: EMR Deadline and Penalties for Not Using an EMR System
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The government wants to shift the health industry into the digital age and has provided reimbursement incentives and an EMR deadline for those who adopt electronic medical records. However, as with all government benefits, this electronic medical records mandate comes with strings…

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