News & Updates

Ensuring a Smooth Transition to the Cloud

July 24, 2014 | By More
Ensuring a Smooth Transition to the Cloud

Moving to the Cloud? Consider These in Planning By Edward Keiper, President and CEO of Velocity Moving to the cloud is a smart business move for many medical providers these days. The security, convenience, and scalability are attractive attributes for busy practices that don’t want the hassle of attempting to handle all their IT needs […]

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Scanning Medical Records and Keeping Your Practice Digital

July 24, 2014 | By More
Scanning Medical Records and Keeping Your Practice Digital

Why Scanning Should be Integrated into Workflow In my previous scanning post we discussed the important role scanning documents plays in a successful EHR implementation. Moving from paper to electronic medical records takes a plan to know what you want to migrate from your files to your computer. But what about after your implementation and […]

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Latest News and Updates from ONC

July 24, 2014 | By More
Latest News and Updates from ONC

Adopting Health IT The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) is at the forefront of the administration’s health IT efforts and is a resource to the entire health system to support the adoption of health information technology and the promotion of nationwide health information exchange to improve health care. ONC is […]

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ICD-10 Dual Coding – Stay the Course

July 23, 2014 | By More
ICD-10 Dual Coding – Stay the Course

5 Key Reasons to Keep on Schedule By Edwin Hartai, Senior Consultant,  Hayes Management Consulting Twitter: @HayesManagement The delay of ICD-10 has caused healthcare providers to re-evaluate the time and costs associated with planning and implementation efforts, including those devoted to dual-coding. President Obama signed the SGR bill (H.R. 4302) on April 1, 2014, effectively […]

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Health IT Mobile and Data Infographics

July 23, 2014 | By More
Health IT Mobile and Data Infographics

What’s America’s Medical IQ? Using a picture and visual graphics to represent data and information is called an infographic. It is a great way to display statistical data that shows comparisons or charts that come from research and reports. See below the state of mobile technologies in healthcare today, of Electronic Health Records & the […]

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Shadow IT: A Risk Proposition in Healthcare

July 22, 2014 | By More
Shadow IT: A Risk Proposition in Healthcare

Health IT Creates Great Opportunities But Potential Danger Too By Matt Fisher, Esq Twitter: @matt_r_fisher The increasing use of technology in all aspects of healthcare creates many great opportunities as well as potential dangers. Technology may open new avenues of care and facilitate the easier sharing of information among all providers participating in a patient’s care. […]

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PQRS Provider News and Resources

July 22, 2014 | By More
PQRS Provider News and Resources

What You Need to Know About PQRS and Reporting PQRS is a CMS reporting program that uses a combination of incentive payments and payment adjustments to promote reporting of quality information by eligible professionals (EPs). Stay informed and updated and informed on the CMS PQRS website. Here is the latest CMS news, other available resources, […]

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Upcoming Event Looks at PHI Safeguard Compliance Requirements for HIPAA/HITECH and Meaningful Use

July 22, 2014 | By More
Upcoming Event Looks at PHI Safeguard Compliance Requirements for HIPAA/HITECH and Meaningful Use

National HIPAA Expert, Ed Jones, Addresses PHI Compliance Requirements on July 3oth Webinar The investigation findings of no risk analysis or safeguard policies underpinning the data breach settlement of $4.8 million announced on May 7, 2014, by HHS, involving NY-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University highlights what national expert Edward D. Jones, III has found empirically, […]

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Summary of Care Meaningful Use Requirements in Stage 2

July 22, 2014 | By More
Summary of Care Meaningful Use Requirements in Stage 2

Learn More about Summary of Care The following is email communication from CMS. If you are an eligible provider participating in the EHR Incentive Programs, you will have the option of reporting the Summary of Care menu objective in Stage 1, but will be required to meet the core objective in Stage 2. The intent […]

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Jessie Gruman Memorial Fund at the Center for Advancing Health

July 21, 2014 | By More
Jessie Gruman Memorial Fund at the Center for Advancing Health

In Memoriam: Jessie Gruman, July 14, 2014 Jessie Gruman was founder and president of the Center for Advancing Health, a nonpartisan, Washington-based research institute since 1992. After a long time illness she died at her home on Monday, July 14, 2014. A true patient advocate, author and cancer patient, she has had a tremendous and personal voice […]

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