Tag Archives for Meaningful Use

Choose Your EHR Wisely: 5 Non-Technical Questions to Ask Your Vendor Now

Asking the Right Questions Make a Big Difference in Selecting an EHR When choosing an Electronic Health Record (EHR), my client practices often come to me asking what they should take into consideration . Of course you should pay attention to whether the system has features to support your specialty (or has the flexibility to let you custom-add those features yourself). And of course you should ask whether the product would put you in position to qualify for Meaningful Use. Continue Reading

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Meaningful Use Stage 2 Proposed Rule

It’s Here! Meaningful Use Stage 2 Proposed Rule Electronic Health Records and Meaningful Use are on the minds of physicians and administrators all around the country.  David Lee from eRECORDS.com wrote a post about the Meaningful Use Stage 2 Proposed Rule that was just announced. He writes a nice summary on the main points of the rule. I have included his post so you can take a quick read of this new information. What else could we talk about as Continue Reading

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3 Tips from a EHR Meaningful Use User

How to Attest for Meaningful Use (MU): 3 Tips from a Meaningful User My friend Huston Neal over at Software Advice just published a piece on how to attest for meaningful use. He interviewed a Dr. Kevin Spencer who uses Greenway PrimeSUITE in his group practice. Dr. Spencer from Premier Family Physicians in Austin Texas, is a physician that recently attested to meaningful use. In this article he provides three tips to make successfully attesting meaningful use easier for other practices. According to Dr. Continue Reading

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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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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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What is the Meaningful Use Criteria?

Meaningful Use: Core and Menu Sets The criteria for Meaningful Use is detailed in a list of 25 requirements issued by the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) which is part of the Department Health & Human Services.  The criteria is bren down into two sets of objectives and measures; A Core Set and a Menu Set. In the core set, there are 15 objectives that each provider must comply with. In the Menu set,  providers are free to choose Continue Reading

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