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Despite the effort to create paper “light” medical offices, the likelihood (in the foreseeable future) that all data is going to flow electronically is extremely low. In fact, some would argue that we manage more paper now than in the past, with the exception of lab results. The reality is that medical practices manage an…

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We are very pleased to announce the winner of the draw for a new iPad in the recent ASCO AmericanEHR Partners EHR satisfaction surve. Congratulations to Dr. Julia Smith. Dr. Smith is one of nine doctors and seven midlevels in an academic hospital-based hematology/oncology practice. The majority of her patients have breast cancer, but she…

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There are few opportunities that excite healthcare administrators more than the ability to lower costs and reduce utilization of services. Remote patient monitoring (RPM) is a group of technologies that minimizes costs while at the same time improves the care of patients suffering from chronic diseases. In addition, RPM has the ability to improve quality…

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We are very pleased to announce the winner of the draw for an iPad2 in the recent ACP AmericanEHR Partners EHR satisfaction survey. The winner is Dr. Eric Christoff, who is an internist at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, Ill. AmericanEHR Partners conducts regular EHR Satisfaction Surveys in conjunction with professional society partners to assist…

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Watching Hurricane Irene this morning as waves surged onto the North Carolina coast brought back memories of Hurricane Katrina and the effects on medical records that were not stored electronically. Many organizations and physicians who used traditional paper charts lost their entire set of medical records (Katrina Highlights Need for Electronic Health records). Despite the…

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One of the questions when implementing an EHR is whether to install a local (wired) network within the practice or whether to go wireless. In many cases, with the implementation of an EHR, the result is a combination of both options with wired access points in examination rooms, administrative areas, and for document scanning purposes….

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If asked, most healthcare experts would suggest that there is a technology gap between young physicians and those of us who have been around a bit longer. However, as reported in American Medical News by Pamela Lewis Dolan, a new survey performed by QuantiaMD suggests that physicians who have been in practice 31 years or more…

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We are very pleased to announce the winner of the draw for an iPad in the IDSA AmericanEHR Partners EHR satisfaction survey. The winner is Dr. Jeffrey Kaufhold who practices Nephrology and Internal Medicine in Centreville, Ohio. AmericanEHR Partners conducts regular EHR Satisfaction Surveys in conjunction with professional society partners to assist clinicians with the…

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In 2011, adoption of EHRs seems to be all about Meaningful Use. With the intense focus on meeting Meaningful Use requirements, it is easy to lose sight of the other advantages of EHRs. One of these is the ability to attach diagnostic devices directly to your EHR (via USB or wireless connection) and capture data…

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We are very pleased to announce the winner of the draw for an iPad in the AAAAI AmericanEHR Partners EHR satisfaction survey. The winner is Laura Moore, MD, FAAP, FAAAAI, FACAAI. Dr. Moore is Board Certified in Paediatrics and Allergy and Immunology and has worked as a physician at the Billings Clinic in Billings, Montana…

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One of the questions I frequently get from practices selecting an EHR revolves around the IT hardware they should purchase. The first and most important piece of advice is to talk to your EHR vendor to determine the technical requirements of their system and any recommendations they have regarding hardware for your practice. In addition,…

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