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    MU Advice: Be Careful with Extension Centers 

HDM Breaking News - Oct. 26, 2010

Group practices seeking advice from a federally funded Regional Extension Center should proceed with caution, advises one expert at the Medical Group Management association.  In some cases, the extension centers-ostensibly designed to facilitate group practice adoption of EHR technology-may have exclusivity deals with software vendors, says Robert Tennant, senior policy advisor at MGMA.

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    Study: EHR Cuts Long-Term Operating Costs 

HDM Breaking News, October 25, 2010

A report from the Medical Group Management Association, based on a survey of 1,324 primary care and specialty practice members, finds significant financial benefits to using an electronic health records system

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    Three Steps for Improving Your AR: Restore profitability to your practice.

September 6, 2010 | Ron McLauglin
Medical billing and processing insurance claims have garnered much attention lately, prompted in part by physicians'
need to collect fees and payment quickly to maintain razor-thin margins. Fueling this focus on a more intense level is a
report from the American Medical Association (AMA) released this summer.
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    EHR Market Projected to Double by 2012 

August 30, 2010 | Bernie Monegain, Editor
MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA – The U.S. ambulatory EHR market, which was at $1.3 billion in 2009, is forecast to reach $2.6 billion in 2012, according to new analysis from research firm Frost & Sullivan.
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    Rural Health Information Technology 

August 27, 2010 | United States Department of Health and Human Services
Initial Set of Standards, Implementation Specifications, and Certification Criteria for Electronic Health Record Technology
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    The Revenue Source You've Probably Overlooked 

July 1, 2010 | Judith Aburmishan, MBA, CPA, CHBC
We all know that the way to succeed in a business is to have the right product, the right price and have it easily
available. But most physicians don't think like successful business owners, so how can they take this truism and use it
in a medical practice?
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    Getting Ready for Meaningful Use 

April, 2010 | Neilson, E.
The truth about transformational change is that it needs to be well architected and executed to stick. As you begin to consider executing any change initiative whether a PMO, Lean Six Sigma, or digitalizing paper based process, it is good to keep in your mind what will be needed to transform the organization to the new way.
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    Report touts 'med-op' technology for older adults

December 28, 2009 | Molly Merrill, Associate Editor
OAKLAND, CA – Information technology is key to improving medication-related errors and improving medication adherence among older adults, according to a recent report.  Produced by the Center for Technology and Aging in Oakland, Calif., the report says "widespread use" of technology aimed at this population could save thousands of lives and billions of dollars.  "More widespread use of technologies that reduce the cost and burden of medication-related illness among older adults is urgently needed," said David Lindeman, the center's director. Click here for full report.

    HHS Outlines Plans for Health IT Incentive Payment Program

Thursday, May 21, 2009
HHS has unveiled its plan for providing Medicare and Medicaid incentive payments for the "meaningful use" of electronic health records as authorized under the federal economic stimulus package, Health Data Management reports.
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    Why Some Providers Remain Wary

By Jeff Rowe, Editor
It seems safe to say that hardly anyone hasn’t experienced the downside of the “convenience” of modern technology.
You lose precious time in the office because your computer, or perhaps the company’s entire system, locks up. You’re on the phone with a supplier who apologizes and asks you to call back because, well, their system is locked up. You go to an ATM machine to get some cash, only to leave empty-handed because “the system is temporarily off-line.”
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    Physicians Still Worried About EHRs Disrupting Work

EDEN PRAIRIE, MN
Physicians have limited knowledge of the American Recovery and Reinvestment provisions, according to a recent online survey of 1,001 physicians, and they are still reluctant to adopt information technology.

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   The Answer to a Healthcare Decision Maker's Prayer 

Oakland, California; November 9, 2009
The SuiteMed Electronic Health Record System (PMS/EHR) effectively addresses the need to better manage healthcare costs, the quality of patient care and the increasing difficulty of Physicians meeting the rapidly growing paperwork requirements of an expanding medical delivery system.
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    KLAS Examines Allscripts One Year After the Misys Merger

OREM, UT, November 17, 2009 /24-7PressRelease/
One year after its landmark merger with Misys, electronic medical record (EMR) vendor Allscripts is at a crossroads, facing declining customer satisfaction in several key areas while still maintaining its position as the most-considered vendor in outpatient EMR purchases. A new report from KLAS takes a closer look at the company's struggles and opportunities as the race for meaningful use gets underway.
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