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Category Archives: EHR Readiness and Selection

Hiring an IT consultant requires a different approach compared to the hiring of a full or part-time employee. An IT consultant is generally brought in to complete a specific task in an area in which he/she has domain expertise. They are generally expensive resources and as a result it is important to find the right…

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During the 2012 ACP annual meeting in New Orleans, I had an opportunity to field and respond to member questions on health IT. A selection of most frequently asked questions and answers are provided for your reference below. EHR Selection I have tried to purchase an EHR system but none of the vendors are returning…

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EHR adoption is climbing as a result of national policies designed to encourage widespread use of Health IT such as the HITECH Act. However, adoption is not consistent across all specialties, geographies, and practice sizes — as was recently pointed out in an April 24, 2012, Health Affairs article published online by Decker, Jamoom and…

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In the past few years, the prevalence of cloud-based applications in healthcare has expanded rapidly. But, what is cloud computing and how does it apply to the medical practice and EHRs? For practical purposes, cloud computing describes a situation in which the software you are using and applicable data is accessed via the Internet instead…

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Looking for an EHR? The “Request a Proposal” feature simplifies and automates the process of contacting a vendor for information on their EHR product. Designed for practice managers, physicians, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners. Highlights: Takes five minutes to complete. You can contact up to three EHR vendors at a time. Don’t want to manage…

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A new feature will be released shortly that will make it easier for clinicians and practice managers to request a proposal directly from EHR vendors. The Request a Proposal button will be visible at multiple locations throughout the site for participating EHR products. The purpose of this feature is to provide a simplified mechanism for…

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The following slide deck was presented on behalf of HL7 at the HIMSS12 conference in Las Vegas, NV – February 23, 2012. Presenters: Thomson Kuhn, Sr. Systems Architect, ACP Alan Brookstone MD, CEO Cientis Technologies

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A number of enhancements to the EHR Ratings are now available. AmericanEHR Partners uses a five point rating scale to report EHR satisfaction ratings across 12 categories including Satisfaction, Overall Usability, Support Experience, and nine others. Until now, it has not been possible to compare an EHR product rating to a benchmark measure. With the…

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EHR product ratings have just become more personal. It is now possible to filter AmericanEHR Partners’ Top 10 Rated EHRs and product ratings by practice size for 40 different EHR systems that have been rated by more than 3,000 verified clinicians (physicians, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners). EHR rating data can now be filtered for the…

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In our ongoing effort to improve the quality and comprehensiveness of EHR Satisfaction Ratings, we have added new features that will enhance your ability to evaluate satisfaction data. New Features Satisfaction ratings now include the total number of ratings for each category of questions (“n” value) as well as the total number of ratings submitted…

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The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT announced last week that Regional Extension Centers have reached 100,000 physicians. The press release included this statement: This commitment by more than one-third of all primary care providers nationwide to work with their Regional Extension Center (REC) to participate in the Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health…

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