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Monthly Archives: January 2013

We are very pleased to announce the winners from the recent EHR satisfaction survey conducted in conjunction with the American Medical Association. All respondents who completed a survey by November 8, 2012, were entered into the random drawing for the grand prize of a New Apple iPad or one of 5 x $100 Visa gift…

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Medical practices across the nation are achieving success with Electronic Health Record (EHR) implementations! One example is Coastal Medical: a physician-owned practice based in Providence, Rhode Island, and the recipient of a 2012 Ambulatory HIMSS Davies Award of Excellence. Coastal Medical has significantly benefited in three key areas: financially, organizationally, and, most importantly, by improving the…

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News flash: EHRs don’t save money. Surprised? Well, it’s big news. In a New York Times (NYT) article last week, Reed Abelson and Julie Creswell focus on a Health Affairs (HA) article by Arthur Kellermann and Spencer Jones from RAND entitled, “What It Will Take To Achieve The As-Yet-Unfulfilled Promises of Health Information Technology.” The…

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A recent study published in Health Affairs by a group of investigators from Weill Cornell Medical College analyzed the amount of technical support that physicians in New York’s Primary Care Information Project needed in order to demonstrate improvements in measures of care most likely to be affected by the use of electronic health records. The…

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James Tcheng, MD, FACC, FSCAI Duke University Medical Center James Tcheng, MD is a professor of medicine at Duke University Health System and a national advocate for the development and adoption of clinical data standards to support the care of patients with cardiovascular disease. Over the previous five years, he’s worked with a team of…

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In our small nephrology practice, we started using an electronic health record (EHR) and separate practice management/scheduling suite when we opened our doors six years ago. We changed practice management suites about four years ago and migrated to a new EHR system about two years ago. Both transitions, along with other related experiences, have demonstrated…

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The clock is ticking down to the deadline for comments (January 14, 11:59 pm ET) on the Health Information Technology Policy Committee (HITPC) Stage 3 Meaningful Use draft recommendations. Many readers of the AmericanEHR blog are undoubtedly involved in reviewing the objectives/metrics and some are hurrying to finalize a submission to the Office of the…

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