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Monthly Archives: April 2011

All prescribers must be using E-Prescribing by June 30, 2011 to avoid a penalty in 2012 and 2013.  As part of the Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act of 2008 (MIPPA), prescribing clinicians who fail to demonstrate the use of E-Prescribing at least 10 times by June 30, 2011 and 25 times by December 31…

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As practices convert from primarily paper-based process to technology based systems, what are the occupational impacts of these changes? How much does the ergonomic design of examination rooms, areas designated for document scanning or the use of desktop, laptop or tablet based computers impact the health of workers? In addition, how does software usability play…

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In a March 25, 2011 Perspective in the New England Journal of Medicine, author Ann S. O’Malley provides an overview of the opportunities presented through the effective use of health information technology with a number of insightful observations, including the following: The inability for current commercially available EHRs to provide or link to decision support…

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Last week, CMS posted several new FAQs and updated responses to commonly asked questions and the EHR Incentive Program. If you haven’t already signed up for alerts, you can do so here. Below are 10 of the new/updated FAQs. There are many more — so go to the site for more information. 1. Can eligible…

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