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March 23rd, 2014

So what does the end of life on XP computers mean to HIPAA compliant organizations?
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January 11th, 2012

An electronic medical record (EMR) implementation isn't just about replacing paper charts with digital technology. EMRs also provide a perfect opportunity to review and improve your workflows. The result can be increased efficiencies—which means decreased costs.
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January 10th, 2012

Electronic medical record (EMR) implementations aren't always simpleespecially for small physician groups, which may lack dedicated information technology resources. However, following a few best practices regarding your constituents can help ensure that the process proceeds smoothly. Here are three.
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December 1st, 2011

Electronic medical records (EMRs) are safer than their paper counterparts, according to a new survey of physiciansbut a similar survey of patients didn't get the same response. They think paper is still safer, which means some education is in order.
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November 23rd, 2011

The American Medical Association (AMA) is taking an active role in persuading physicians to use information technology (IT), including electronic medical records (EMRs), in their practiceswhich shouldn't come as a surprise, given that the AMA has been working with a number of leading health care IT organizations, such as the EHR Collaborative, e-Health Initiative, and the National Alliance for Health Information Technology, for some time.
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November 9th, 2011

Electronic medical record (EMR) implementation has the potential to be an arduous process, in part because medical practices tend to make four major mistakes when transitioning from paper-based records: mismatching IT, misplacing resources, ignoring accountability, and mismanaging logistics. Below we outline those mistakes and explain how you can avoid them.
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November 7th, 2011

When your medical practice makes the transition to an electronic medical record (EMR), which is inevitable, careful planning can help the change go smoothly—and careful planning, in the context of EMR implementation, can be referred to as “change management”.
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October 12th, 2011

Government's incentives for electronic medical record (EMR) adoption could pay off in improved quality of care, according to a new study. It found that patients in physician practices that used EMRs got better care and had better outcomes than those in physician practices that used paper records.
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October 5th, 2011

Lack of usability is often at the root of slow electronic medical record (EMR) adoptionbut usability refers to more than user satisfaction. It's not about the screens and the number of clicks used to navigate them; it's about the functionality of the system. Below are five ways to ensure your EMR won't cause headaches.
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September 14th, 2011

Many health care practitioners are still reluctant to implement electronic medical records (EMRs) despite increasing evidence of their benefits to practices and patients as well as significant financial incentives from the federal governmentbut the following five myths should not be among your reasons for reluctance.
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