Tag Archives for HITECH Act

Your Guide to Meaningful Use from eRecords

HITECH Act and Meaningful Use My friend, David Lee, over at eRecords puts out a monthly newsletter where he s the latest news, updates and analyses in the world of the HITECH Act and Meaningful Use. He combs through hundreds of articles and facts and picks out ones he believes to be of  interest and the most relevant to physicians and healthcare professionals. David has made it his mission is to keep everyone informed by arming them with the correct information to meet Continue Reading

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EHR Update: 6 More Things to Consider

HITECH Act and Meaningful Use: Reasons to Implement and EHR I just got an e from Jonathan Krasner from BEI Healthcare with an interesting article he wrote about things to consider in your Electronic Health Records (EHR) selection that I would like to . Here is the text of Jonathan’s post: While HITECH and Meaningful Use have given practice managers and physicians good reason to lo at implementing EHRs, many other trends and themes related to EHRs are beginning to Continue Reading

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Capture Billing Video Explains the HITECH Act, Electronic Health Records and Meaningful Use

Medical Billing Company creates short animated video to help medical offices understand the HITECH Act, certified EHRs and the financial incentives associated with Meaningful Use. South Riding, Virginia (Vocus) November 11, 2010 – Capture Billing and Consulting, Inc., a medical billing company and practice management consulting firm, has just announced the release of its educational video outlining the basics of Electronic Health Records (EHR) and Meaningful Use. In this easy to understand and short animated video, Capture Billing simplifies the confusion Continue Reading

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Guide to Negotiating an EHR Software License Agreement

Electronic Health Record Contracts I just finished reading an article about how to negotiate an Electronic Health Record software license agreement (SLA), by Houston Neal an EHR Market Analyst at Software Advice. I thought it would be a great resource for our readers. In the article, Houston’s focus is on the five key areas of medical software contracts: the user license, implementation, service obligations, hardware and interfaces and HITECH Act clauses. Houston writes ” …agreements can be complex and difficult Continue Reading

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HITECH Act: Electronic Health Records and Meaningful Use Made Easy

EHR and Meaningful Use – Get Your Incentive Money The HITECH Act provides incentive money for physicians to purchase, implement and use certified electronic health records. One of the criteria for receiving government stimulus money is to demonstrate meaningful use of the EHR. We at Capture Billing have produced a short educational video for physicians, practice administrators and medical office managers to explain the main elements of the HITECH Act. We show though animation how to qualify for the federal Continue Reading

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Certified Electronic Medical Records EHR Coming this Fall

Authorized Testing and Certification Bodies Named to Certify EHRs As of Monday August 30, 2010 the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) has named the inital two companies that have been selected as Authorized Testing and Certification Bodies (ATCBs) to certify Electronic Health Records (EHR), CCHIT and the Drummond Group Inc. They have been authorized to test and certify EHRs for compliance to the certification criteria that was issued by the Department of Health and Human Continue Reading

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The HITECH Act and 300 BAUD Modems

Anyone Can Access Your Computer I remember back in 1984 when I got my first modem for my computer. It was a 300 BAUD modem. In today’s terms, think 186 times slower than dial-up. But WOW it opened up the world. No longer was my IBM compatible confined to my desk. My computer could now go anywhere in the world. Of course, there weren’t too many anywheres to go. Now I can access almost any computer on the planet. Well, Continue Reading

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HIPAA Privacy and Security Changes in the HITECH Act

HIPAA and HITECH Act: What You Need to Know I was talking to Jonathan Krasner from Business Engineering, Inc (BEI) this past week about HIPAA and the need to make sure that we are doing everything possible to safeguard our clients’ information, especially through data encryption.  The following is an article from BEI that Jonathan sent me. I would like to pass it along to all of you because it has a lot of great information. HITECH Act: Suggested IT Policies & Continue Reading

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