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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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The University of Health Sciences Berkley has developed an interesting graphic on the Data of Health Care, exploring the health data revolution, the difference between Electronic Medical Records and EHRs, which states and practices adopted electronic systems, and what the future of the digital health industry could look like. Click here to view

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Over the past week, AmericanEHR has received hundreds of EHR ratings and comments from physicians across the US as part of a survey that we are conducting with the American Medical Association. Having both used an EHR for many years as well as going through a recent implementation in an Addiction Medicine practice, I have…

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San Francisco-based EHR vendor Practice Fusion has just announced the launch of a large health database called “Insight.” This service is free, and access is available to anyone who signs up for a free account. Dubbed “the nation’s largest real-time healthcare database,” Insight provides analysis of data collected by over 112,000 active clinicians who’s daily…

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The AmericanEHR Blog features original commentary, opinion pieces, and news stories about Electronic Health Records (EHRs) and the meaningful use of health information technology. Discussion is strongly encouraged to enhance the current EHR knowledge base, facilitating the successful adoption and optimum use of EHRs and related health IT products and services.