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Sharing Data, Saving Lives
Sharing Data, Saving Lives

In an increasingly connected medical ecosystem where patient safety, health status improvement, and provider reimbursement are impacted at every point along the continuum, the need to efficiently, securely share data appears to have reached a tipping point.

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Bringing EMR Training On-site
Bringing EMR Training On-site

"There is always a eureka moment," says Hazim Mohammed, a software consultant with eClinicalWorks. He performs onsite trainings at healthcare facilities that use the eClinicalWorks electronic medical record (EMR) software.

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Patient Portals
Patient Portals

"Patient Portals are continuing to evolve, like all medical software," says Jimmy Chapman, president of MedConnect, which makes the EHR distributed by MediSYS in Alabama. "Portals will change communication between physicians and patients."

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Overcoming EHR Obstacles
Overcoming EHR Obstacles
Seven years after the mass introduction of electronic health records (EHR), many practices still fight with the use of these systems.
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Solving EHR Frustrations
“I would bet the majority of practices have not revised or tweaked their EMR systems since they were first installed,” says Susan Pretnar, president of KeySys. “They complain about how clunky their systems are, but have not put in the time and effort to make them work.”
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New Software Displays Real-time Costs, Risks and Options
New Software Displays Real-time Costs, Risks and Options
Five years ago, Mukul Mehra, MD, a gastroenterologist in Birmingham, told a colleague that he wanted a ribbon of information on his computer screen that delivered risk and cost data at the point of care and would work over any EMR [electronic medical record].
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Training Health Information Technology Workers Where They Are Needed Most
Training Health Information Technology Workers Where They Are Needed Most

A partnership between the Regional Healthcare Network and UAB’s Department of Health Services Administration creates a program to solve one of the many problems of rural health-care providers.

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Using Patient Portals to Qualify for Meaningful Use
Using Patient Portals to Qualify for Meaningful Use

To meet Stage 2 of Meaningful Use of their electronic health records (EHR)—and earn another portion of the reimbursements—practices must begin to engage patients through online options.

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