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Over the past 4 years, there has been a major shift in the world of healthcare. The medical community has had greater influence from the government, insurance companies, lawyers, and like the rest of our society, an overarching increase in digital technology. Thus, the emergence of mainstream electronic health records (EHRs). People in present day…

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AmericanEHR Partners is proud to announce that we have just incorporated Meaningful Use attestation data into our EHR product and Vendor profiles, and EHR comparison searches. We’ve also added an advanced Meaningful Use attestation search tool, allowing AmericanEHR members to see attestation data for 444 certified EHR products. Through collaboration with the Office of the…

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A discussion paper just published by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) and developed at the request of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC), “Comparative User Experiences of Health IT Products: How User Experiences Would Be Reported and Used” describes a number of ways “to generate, house, disseminate, and thus maximally leverage comparative…

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Guest Editorial by Michael W. Jakovcic The federal incentives made available through the HITEC Act are driving thousands of practices to adopt EHRs. All too many times practices feel the need to rush the process, only to realize that the system they have just implemented does not meet their needs. It is important to have…

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A recent meeting at the White House brought together physicians at the vanguard of electronic health record system adoption and usage to discuss their broad range of experience, in particular their past successes and their current pain points. The discussion covered a vast range of issues: the absence of interoperability, poor usability, lack of needed…

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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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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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