The 2-Minute Guide: EHR and EMR Costs

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 … Read More

Saheela MehrotraThe 2-Minute Guide: EHR and EMR Costs

The 2-Minute Guide: EMR or EHR Migration

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 … Read More

Saheela MehrotraThe 2-Minute Guide: EMR or EHR Migration

The 2-Minute Guide: EMR Privacy and Security

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 … Read More

Saheela MehrotraThe 2-Minute Guide: EMR Privacy and Security

The 2-Minute Guide: iPad EMR and EHR Software

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, … Read More

Saheela MehrotraThe 2-Minute Guide: iPad EMR and EHR Software

The 2-Minute Guide: Medical Billing Software

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 … Read More

Saheela MehrotraThe 2-Minute Guide: Medical Billing Software

The 2-Minute Guide: ePrescribing and ePrescriptions

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 … Read More

Saheela MehrotraThe 2-Minute Guide: ePrescribing and ePrescriptions

The 2-Minute Guide: Government EMR and EHR Incentives

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 … Read More

Saheela MehrotraThe 2-Minute Guide: Government EMR and EHR Incentives

The 2-Minute Guide: Going Live with EMR or EHR

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 … Read More

Saheela MehrotraThe 2-Minute Guide: Going Live with EMR or EHR

The 2-Minute Guide: Meaningful Use of EMR and EHR

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 … Read More

Saheela MehrotraThe 2-Minute Guide: Meaningful Use of EMR and EHR

The 2-Minute Guide: EMR Deadline and Penalties for Not Using an EMR System

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 … Read More

Saheela MehrotraThe 2-Minute Guide: EMR Deadline and Penalties for Not Using an EMR System