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Are Free EMRs Actually Increasing Practice Costs?

Even after the incentives announced by the Obama administration, the adoption rate of Electronic Medical Records has remained incredibly sluggish. According to the research conducted by few well-known industry specialists, there are two majors reason for these staggering results. First, due to lack of IT savvy, physicians are hesitant in adopting this new health IT […]

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Physician Targeting Using Real-time Data: How PurpleLab’s Alerts Can Help

By leveraging real-time data that offers unprecedented insights into physician behavior and patient outcomes, companies can gain a competitive advantage with prescribers. PurpleLab®, a healthcare analytics platform with one of the largest medical and pharmaceutical claims databases in the United States, recently announced the launch of Alerts which translates complex information into actionable insights, empowering companies to identify the right physicians to target, determine the most effective marketing strategies and ultimately improve patient care.

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Choosing the right EMR

Dependency upon technology has led us towards the evolution of many industries including healthcare. Automation via technology introduced in the healthcare sector removed many hindrances; thereby, operational processes accelerated to an extent which was previously impossible. Government backing of interoperable platforms such as electronic medical records along with health information exchange (HIE) gave even the […]

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EMR and Practice Management – New Tools For Physicians

By simply looking at how healthcare norms have changed across the US, one can easily establish that we live in the world of contemporary medical practice. After successfully improving the conditions of various industries across the world, information technology did not back out from providing benefits to the healthcare industry. Today, stethoscope is not the […]

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Electronic Medical Records – Transforming Every Medical Practice

Cloud technology has revolutionized the healthcare industry by introducing internet based solutions that help doctors simplify their clinical, administrative and financial operations. It has gained immense popularity due to the countless benefits offered to physicians as well as patients. With the help of Cloud EMR technology, physicians can now practice without boundaries – making distance […]

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How can Physicians Benefit from EMR Technology?

Shifting to Electronic Medical Records has caused a lot of concern within the healthcare industry. Letting go old norms and embracing new ones has always remained the toughest decision for any business sector. However, considering the pace with which the world is changing, how the product cycles are getting shorter and the way customers are […]

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EMR Stimulus Package Certification, RECs, and Vendors

While one could come up with countless reasons behind the increasing trend of Electronic Medical Records (EMR) adoption, the federal government’s stimulus package aims to improve the quality of healthcare through the use of certified EMR cannot be overlooked either. However, some physicians have not been able to get their hands on the meaningful use […]

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Certified EMR — What You Should Know?

Given the amount of publicly available information on Electronic Medical Records (EMR) and the government’s support in promoting their use, physicians all across the US are well educated about the idea of EMRs. However, the concept of certified EMR seems to be vague for some physicians. Unfortunately, a handful of physicians have limited knowledge about […]

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EMR and Patient Portal — Tools for Quality Care

From healthcare professionals to patients, everyone is well aware of the fact that besides streamlining the process of clinical documentation and eradicating the norms of conventional paper based practice; Electronic Medical Records (EMR) has helped physicians achieve the targets of providing quality and affordable care. Inadequate results of healthcare has always been a pressing issue […]

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EMR – Addressing the Misconceptions

Like any other technological advancements in health IT, Electronic Medical Records (EMRs) have groups of proponents and opponents. Considering the advantages that EMRs have brought to healthcare, from providers to health IT consultants, the supporters have all the reasons to promote the use of EMRs. However, certain misconceptions amongst some of the physicians have provided […]

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Patient Portal — Another Link in the Healthcare Chain

While Electronic Medical Record (EMR) and Practice Management software have kept physicians busy with their clinical and administrative documentation needs, health IT never let patients feel left out. Yes, I’m referring to the patient portal. Without a doubt, patients form an integral part of the care continuum and keeping them out of the loop would […]

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EMR – The Certification Game

The introduction of government’s incentive program brought with it the most talked about topics today, which is the concept of Electronic Medical Records (EMR) certification. As part of the healthcare industry, from hospitals to solo healthcare providers, everyone is well aware of the fact that the government’s financial incentives are to be allocated to providers […]

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Certified EMR – How is it Different?

Whenever you read an article about Electronic Medical Records (EMR) certification, a familiar statement will always follow. It’s the one which goes like this “The Office of the National Coordinator (ONC), established and funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), is in place to set initial standards, implementation specifications and certification…..”, yes, we […]

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EMR Adoption – Why are Some Physicians Reluctant?

With the introduction of Cloud technology in the healthcare industry, several EMR vendors are consistently trying to come up with even more advanced and innovative EMR solutions. After all, who wouldn’t want to capture the market share? Also, given the government’s support in terms of financial incentives, there seems to be an augmenting interest amongst […]