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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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I just received this update via email regarding PQRS: CMS will extend the registration period for the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) administrative claims-based reporting option and the PQRS Group Practice Reporting Option (GPRO) to October 18, 2013 (from 10/15/13) to allow providers additional time to register for 2013. This day is the: Last day…

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(Posted on behalf of HIMSS) HIMSS is collaborating on an academic study on “concierge” medical practices (e.g. retainer medicine, direct primary care, other types of fee for care preventative medicine). Please take a moment to complete and help promote this survey. Eligible participants: Physicians that either own or partially own the concierge practices Office managers…

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EHR systems are constantly being updated to provide new features and improve existing features. However, given the complexity of these systems, the updates may not be apparent unless they directly affect your workflow. As a result, many practices just keep doing the same thing they have been doing, even though a more streamlined alternate approach…

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When patients become more actively involved in their own health, there’s a much stronger likelihood their health outcomes will be better. “Questions are the Answer,” is a new public education initiative from the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). The initiative encourages patients to have more effective two-way communication with their doctors and…

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(Published on behalf of HIMSS) There have been many gains made in the Healthcare Industry in its goal to meet Meaningful Use Stage 1 compliance. New research from HIMSS Analytics reported a 16 percent increase, from 25 to 41 percent in the seven months from February to September 2011, in hospitals being well positioned to…

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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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The HIMSS12 Annual Conference and Exhibition will take place February 20–24, 2012, in Las Vegas. To register for HIMSS12, please click on this link: HIMSS12 Registration Housing is open and reservations can be made by clicking on this link: Hotel Reservations or by calling (877) 517-3038. Visit AmericanEHR Partners at Booth #13

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If your front office does not operate efficiently, it has a negative ripple effect throughout your entire practice. The Meaningful Use program, mandatory E-Prescribing, and health system reform initiatives at the state level are taking their toll on many practices. The transition towards Electronic Health Records and adaptation to new workflow processes is creating significant…

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I just received an email invitation from CMS to an upcoming webinar on Tuesday, 10/25, from 1:00 – 2:30 pm. I’ve copied/pasted the details and Registration link below: The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is holding a second webinar on clinical quality measures (CQMs) and their importance in attesting to meaningful use for the Medicare…

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In a September 22, 2011, announcement, AMIA (the association for informatics professionals) announced that Clinical Informatics (CI) has become an American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) subspecialty. The CI examination will be administered by the American Board of Preventive Medicine and available to physicians who have primary specialty certification through the American Board of Medical…

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