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Don’t delay. The Attestation deadline for Medicare eligible professionals is February 28, 2015. For more information on Attestation on CMS.gov, click here Useful links: For information on state registries and specific requirements in your state click here CMS Attestation & Registration System portal

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The Internet of Things, or IoT as it is commonly called, is a series of interacting devices using the internet as a layer for communication. Even this definition is not completely capturing the robustness of the IoT IT movement as the internet is not required in all cases for interactions. Many other protocols beyond TCP/IP…

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Big data is a term commonly used by the press and analysts yet few people really understand what it means or how it might affect them. At it’s core, Big Data represents a very tangible pattern for IT workers and demands a plan of action. For those who understand it, the ability to create an…

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Here’s a selection of some of the latest Healthcare IT headlines from around the web. Why hospitals should share cybersecurity strategies (Source: Healthcare News & Insights) Dr. Aw: The medical revolution will be digitized, so let’s count the ways (Source: National Post) Google launches spoon made for people with tremors (Source: Toronto Star) EHRs &…

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Guest Editorial by Benjamin Shibata If you want to give hospital clinicians severe heart burn or an arrhythmia, talk to them about implementing a new state-of-the-art electronic health record (EHR) system.  Although EHRs may seem like an intuitive improvement over paper health records, the transition has been a huge headache because the process is being…

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Every week Practice Fusion conducts a simple survey, called “Feedback Friday,” with a sample of their 112,000 medical professional users. To ensure that an adequate response rate is achieved Practice Fusion mandates brevity for these weekly polls. They are limited to a single sentence with response options being limited to a “yes” or “no.” Zina…

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A former personal trainer in Calgary is using her FitBit (a wearable activity tracking device) data in an effort to prove, beyond a reasonable doubt, that the effects of an accident she was in four years ago has severely impeded her once active lifestyle. According to an article on Forbes, her personal FitBit data is being benchmarked…

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It’s estimated that about 80% of Americans search for medical information online. For the most part, having nearly unlimited information at your fingertips should be considered a good thing, but when it comes to diagnosing medical symptoms, this isn’t the case for the general public. In fact, online self-diagnosis can be frightening, and even dangerous….

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There is a LOT of misinformation surrounding vaccination these days. The “anti-vaxxers,” as they are often called in the media, blame vaccines for a range of illnesses, including autism, multiple sclerosis, SIDS, and a multitude of other maladies. The biggest challenge with this rhetoric is that arguments against vaccination are made with little or no…

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AmericanEHR’s blog has recently received some great recognition by CDW Healthcare. Not only did AmericanEHR make the list of the Top 50 Health IT Blogs for 2014, we ranked in a number 3! This is a great achievement, and we look forward to continuing to build on this. From mHealth to EHRs to senior technology…

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If you haven’t heard a lot about the Internet of Things (IoT) already, be prepared, because it is already on course to revolutionize not only healthcare, but the entire internet and quite literally, technology in general. On the EHR front, it can enable anytime, anywhere access to patient records from not only practitioners, but also…

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