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How Adopting EHR Can Save Money $$

A national survey of doctors found that many health care providers discovered that electronic health records (EHRs) help improve medical practice management by increasing practice efficiencies and cost savings. 79% of providers report that with an EHR, their practice functions more efficiently 82% report that sending prescriptions electronically (e-prescribing) saves time 68% of providers see

Federal Health IT plan for 2015 Under the Department of Health and Human Services, USA

The sound of the title alone is formidable, but like to the quote from Creighton Abrams: “When eating an elephant take one bite at a time.” This is the Introduction of the Federal Health IT Strategic Plan; “The technologies collectively known as health information technology (health IT) share a common attribute: they enable the secure

Meeting Quality and Safety Goals for EHR

Quality and Safety are two top buzz words in nearly every health care industry. How we deliver care, to the people we serve, is measured by: Quality in the outcomes Maintaining safety in its delivery As Dan Munro, a magazine contributor points out in this article, “a major problem is that the current healthcare industry

Why use a Healthcare Consulting Company

In this rapidly changing world that we live in, it is difficult to stay focused on what you do well, while staying current and abreast on the ever-changing best practices, newest codes and regulations let alone the latest technology. Choosing the right healthcare consultant for your hospital or medical institution is a decision that should

Stage Two Meaningful Use Requirements: CIO’s Viewpoint

We all know change starts with a vision, to get something done however, the actual moving of a mountain, is done one rock at a time. Top 3 Rocks of Concern for CIOs: 365-day Stage 2 Meaningful Use reporting period Cybersecurity Positive patient identification Charles Christian, FCHIME, LCHIME, CHCIO, and 2015 Board of Trustees Chair

How MU is Working for Hospitals in Rural Areas

“You can take the man out of the country but you can’t take the country out of the man” origin unknown So, how is Meaningful Use working for the hospitals in the country/rural areas these days opposed to their city/urban counterparts? Leila Samy, The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information (ONC’s) rural health

Meeting Meaningful Use Requirements for Transitions of Care

It’s said, “You can’t see the forest for the trees”, but I say remember all of those trees have leaves that drop and fall… Whenever people, who are living breathing organisms, are involved, the variables on paper change. Remember, that they play a crucial role in this entire process. Charles Christian, FCHIME, LCHIME, CHCIO, 2015

Worries CIO’s Have Regarding to the Meaningful Use Reporting Period Part 2

“Personally, I’ll admit that I vastly underestimated the resources required for that,” he observes. “The second year of Stage 1 incorporated a significant number of changes, increased requirements as it were, to meet meaningful use. The 2014 version included things like the patient portal and some clinical quality measure changes.” Alan Whitehouse shares how they

Worries CIO’s Have Regarding to the Meaningful Use Reporting Period

Time and experience are said to be two of our greatest teachers, yet lack of experience over time can accrue costly dividends. We learn by experience. We grow through our shared experiences. Success is often measured in terms of positive results over time. One might ask why this should not be the same for the

MMY Consulting Named One of the “Best Places to Work” in 2015

Indianapolis, IN, February 26th, 2015 MMY Consulting, Inc. (MMY) was recently named one of the 2015 “Best Places to Work” in Indiana. MMY was one of only 100 companies in Indiana selected to receive this prestigious award. “MMY’s focus is to continuously enhance workplace policies, business practices, and benefits programs to improve the employment experiences