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Monthly Archives: April 2013

From time to time at AmericanEHR  we receive books for review. Innovation with Information Technologies in Healthcare, edited by Lyle Berkowitz and Chris McCarthy, is one of those rare gems that bridges the gap between implementation and use of information technology, drawn from individuals’ experiences who have successfully applied those tools in clinical settings. At…

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With the growing adoption of EHRs, EMRs, data repositories, and cloud-based computing, as well as a wide range of related technologies, clinical IT systems produce vast amounts of data. Understanding this information is crucial to the care delivery process. Medicine has transitioned from a cottage industry of small clinical practices with varying treatment methodologies to…

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An article in Modern Healthcare provides an overview of the MU audits coming to a neighborhood near you. The federal government chose a third-party contractor (Figliozzi & Company) to audit 5% of participants in the EHR Incentive Program. Only a few audits have been conducted to date, but some have entered the appeals process. Some…

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The American College of Physicians and the Federation of State Medical Boards released a new position paper available for free through the Annals of Internal Medicine. There are five key position statements — but please review the full paper as there is a rich discussion about each of these position statements. Position 1: Use of…

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This is text from an email received from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services: CMS will be offering the webinar “CMS 2013 Medicare Incentives Programs” throughout the next month about program information for the EHR Incentive Programs, Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS), and the eRx Incentive Program. The webinar provides a breadth of information on the…

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