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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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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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Apple has made their long awaited plunge into digital health with HealthKit, an iOS 8 bundled app which was unveiled at the World Wide Developer Conference of 2014. HealthKit is designed to help users keep better track of their personal and fitness data. HealthKit provides a single place to store and profile health data across multiple…

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Since 2009, there has been a significant national effort to encourage the adoption and use of EHRs. A significant number of medical practitioners are now using EHRs which have had financial impacts on practices as well as effects on productivity, clinician satisfaction and patient outcomes. In response to the need for credible information organized and…

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At our most recent  HIMSS “Beyond Stage One Meaningful Use “ Education HIMSS Regional Event for Eligible Providers and Health IT Staff in Dover Delaware several Eligible Professionals have expressed to me that they have had difficulty meeting the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs  criteria. Many complained that their vendors for example have not…

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In case you missed it, Congress passed legislation this week to “patch” the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) formula and delay ICD10 for another year. The process used by the House to pass the bill (voice vote; no accountability) was the subject of several articles. Government HealthIT Editor Tom Sullivan called it the “dark side” of…

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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.