EMR/EHR

Exercising Social Distancing With Online Doctor Appointments

At a time where pandemics like the COVID-19 virus are widespread and signs or symptoms of infection are still unclear, many people will obviously want to be able to consult their doctor about preventative measures and treatment options. Unfortunately, some preventative measures, including social distancing and stay at home...

How to See & Ask the Doctor When You’re Stuck At Home

During this time, there is an increasing concern for how to adapt to this new way of living. Many regular activities are having to switch to new methods and perspectives. This includes the medical industry. Additionally, EHR systems have been instrumental through this process. Electronic Health Records (EHRs) are a...

What Is the EMR Mandate?

The Electronic Medical Records (EMR) Mandate requires healthcare providers to convert all medical charts to a digital format. Additionally, it’s a condition under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), whose objective is to incentivize and fund healthcare professionals using EMR. Since the EMR Mandate was put into action,...

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

There are some immediate benefits to the initial transfer to an EHR system. However, it’s important that you stop periodically to evaluate whether or not you’re getting the max benefits from your system. In this video and transcript, learn some of the most important things to be sure you have covered with...

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...