EMR/EHR

Steps to Take for Preventing HIPAA Violations

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) is a federal law that provides minimum requirements for protecting certain health information. For anyone who handles medical records or works with patient data, an understanding of the basic HIPAA requirements is crucial. Because of the kind of information HIPAA protects,...

How Patient Portals Benefit You As Well As Your Patients

A patient portal is a secure website that gives patients easy, 24-hour access to their personal health information from anywhere with an internet connection. Portals benefit both patients as well as providers. For patients, they allow them to send messages, view test results, and schedule appointments online, in turn...

How Do Patient Portals Work?

A patient portal is a secure online platform that allows patients to access their health records at any time and anywhere, as long as they have an internet connection. Patients can log on from their computer or smartphone using a secure username and password. As a physician, having a...

Meaningful Use: What Are the Requirements for Reimbursement?

The Health Information Technology for Economic Clinical Health Act (HITECH) introduced the concept of “meaningful use” to promote more useful and patient-centric utilization of electronic health records (EHR). When a practitioner meets the requiremenst for meaningful use, they will not be subject to certain penalties. The HITECH Act introduced...

Meaningful Use of an EHR: What It Is & How It Can Save You Money

For its formal definition, meaningful use is a term used in healthcare to outline the minimum requirements for using electronic health information and electronic health records (EHRs). In the simplest terms, meaningful use means taking steps to boost patient care with an EHR by improving the communications between patient...

How to Get the Maximum Value Out of Your EHR System

While making the initial transition to an EHR system helps to provide some immediate benefits over paper medical records management, it’s important that you also stop periodically to evaluate whether or not you’re getting the max benefits from your system. In this video or transcript below learn more about...

What Is Medical Record Data Abstraction?

Abstraction is used to summarize vital information in a patient’s medical record. It is key to transitioning to a paperless medical practice. The process of abstraction takes all forms of the medical records and converts them to digital format. What Is Medical Data Abstraction? When you migrate to a...

How to Store Medical Records: The Best Strategy

Medical records require thoughtful and careful handling due to the sensitive information they contain. When choosing how to store your medical records, you have several option. Whether your store your records digitally or at a secure location is up to you, but there are advantages and disadvantages to both....

Dental Records Scanning: Benefits of a Paperless Practice

Your patient’s records contain highly sensitive information that must be handled with care. Dealing with paper records is clumsy and messy—which is why EHRs and EMRs are the new standard. Learn more about the benefits of scanning your dental records, including how it will improve efficiency, reduce costs, and...

EMR vs EHR Systems

EMRs & EHRs in Modern Health Care In this week’s video blog, learn about the uses of electronic medical records and electronic health records in health care practices, along with the key differences between the two and the convenience and security benefits that each offers. How EMRs & EHRs...