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Awareness key to a successful ICD-10 shift

Awareness key to a successful ICD-10 shift | Healthcare IT | Scoop.it
Care organizations and providers have just over 8 months to go before ICD-10 storms into action. Physicians, health systems, hospitals and practices are rushing to gear themselves up for the big ch...
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Why usability is one of the most important factors in EHR design?

Why usability is one of the most important factors in EHR design? | Healthcare IT | Scoop.it
One of the first requirements providers have when searching for an Electronic Health Record (EHR) is ease of use. It is necessary for providers to limit the changes in their workflow that they are ...
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Healthcare on Online Media: To be or not to be?

Healthcare on Online Media: To be or not to be? | Healthcare IT | Scoop.it
“I went to medical school to be a doctor. If I had wanted to be a marketer … I would have gone to business school.” I recently came across this post by a physician. I can empathize with this doctor...
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What makes Meaningful Use challenging for small practices?

What makes Meaningful Use challenging for small practices? | Healthcare IT | Scoop.it
The Meaningful Use program has been the biggest force driving Electronic Health Record adoption over the last 5 years in the country. As of today, more than 80% of nationwide physicians are using c...
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Caribbean holidaymakers bringing back unlikely gifts | CureMD Insights

Caribbean holidaymakers bringing back unlikely gifts | CureMD Insights | Healthcare IT | Scoop.it
North Carolina reported its first case of the mosquito-borne virus Chikungunya, health officials revealed. The patient was likely infected in the Caribbean,
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OIG ramps up HIX monitoring | CureMD Insights

OIG ramps up HIX monitoring | CureMD Insights | Healthcare IT | Scoop.it
The Office of the Inspector General has beefed up its oversight of the health insurance exchanges in the past six months, according to its semiannual report to
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Global obese and overweight population exceeds 2.1 billion | CureMD Insights

Global obese and overweight population exceeds 2.1 billion | CureMD Insights | Healthcare IT | Scoop.it
The number of obese and overweight people in the world has exceeded 2.1 billion, up from 875 million in 1980, according to latest figures published in the
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S&P 500: Healthcare and pharma cyber security worst rated | CureMD Insights

S&P 500: Healthcare and pharma cyber security worst rated | CureMD Insights | Healthcare IT | Scoop.it
Healthcare and pharmaceutical companies have the worst cyber security among Standard & Poor’s (S&P) 500, and could suffer from wide-scale security b
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Why cloud-based EHRs are the future of healthcare

Why cloud-based EHRs are the future of healthcare | Healthcare IT | Scoop.it
Almost every physician these days is using Cloud-based Electronic Health Records and Practice Management software to deliver better care and manage his practice. However, there are quite a few who ...
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How to avoid Meaningful Use penalty and avail hardship exceptions?

How to avoid Meaningful Use penalty and avail hardship exceptions? | Healthcare IT | Scoop.it
Highlights Avoid Meaningful Use penalty; start Meaningful Use program by July 1, 2014 Deadline to attest for 90-day reporting period ends on October 1, 2014 Any attestation that follows October 201...
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Clearing the Air around ‘Cloud EHR’

Clearing the Air around ‘Cloud EHR’ | Healthcare IT | Scoop.it
While many physicians are already using Cloud services, there are some who have feelings of uncertainty, and fall prey to ancient perceptions regarding how the Cloud works and what it’s all about. ...
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Usability Redefined: CureMD EHR version 10g

Usability Redefined: CureMD EHR version 10g | Healthcare IT | Scoop.it
How many of you out there find EHRs difficult to use and un-adaptive to your daily workflow? How many practice managers have given up on their physicians transitioning to electronic systems because...
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22,000+ EHR users vote CureMD as the best in Cardiology EHR

22,000+ EHR users vote CureMD as the best in Cardiology EHR | Healthcare IT | Scoop.it
Black Book, a highly objective and credible technology market research company, has named its elite group of EHR vendors from over 600 EHR Software companies through a poll that consisted of more t...
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I.T Security in Healthcare

I.T Security in Healthcare | Healthcare IT | Scoop.it
Data breaches have been on the rise ever since the inception of the HITECH Act. Organizations in the past have been required to be transparent about any breaches, such as unwarranted disclosures of...
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You know you are a doctor when…

You know you are a doctor when… | Healthcare IT | Scoop.it
Doctors have to work for over 20 hours a day. If you are a specialist, your working hours might be short, but life isn’t any easier. Doctors, here is a list of funny moments from your lives. Let us...
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How to improve your practice collections?

How to improve your practice collections? | Healthcare IT | Scoop.it
Medical practices need to be very careful about their billing.  A weak billing department does not only affect revenues but also leads to highly dissatisfied patients. As discussed in this thread b...
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Should physicians care about online rating and review websites?

Should physicians care about online rating and review websites? | Healthcare IT | Scoop.it
Doctors often overlook patient rating and review websites simply because they take time. What they do not realize is that dedicating 5 to 10 minutes per day to such sites is a massive avenue for re...
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USB theft sees 34,000 health records compromised | CureMD Insights

USB theft sees 34,000 health records compromised | CureMD Insights | Healthcare IT | Scoop.it
California’s Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital is reassessing its security strategy after an unencrypted USB drive containing the health information of a
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US measles cases reach 20-year high | CureMD Insights

US measles cases reach 20-year high | CureMD Insights | Healthcare IT | Scoop.it
Public health experts in the US are urging people to be vaccinated after a spike in measles cases in the country this year. The Centers for Disease Control
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Lasers may eliminate need for root canal treatment | CureMD Insights

Lasers may eliminate need for root canal treatment | CureMD Insights | Healthcare IT | Scoop.it
US researchers claim lasers have been used to regenerate parts of damaged teeth and may be used to treat root canal treatments. The laser beam triggered a
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MEANINGFUL USE DEADLINE EXCLUSIVE: CureMD interviews William O'Byrne of NJ-HITEC

MEANINGFUL USE DEADLINE EXCLUSIVE: CureMD interviews William O'Byrne of NJ-HITEC | Healthcare IT | Scoop.it
As the deadline for “Meaningful Use” approaches, doctors are rushing to adopt the Program to avail government incentives. However, as we speak to doctors, we realize that many of them are confused ...
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Meaningful use deadline: Last-minute advice from William O'Byrne of NJ-HITEC

Meaningful use deadline: Last-minute advice from William O'Byrne of NJ-HITEC | Healthcare IT | Scoop.it
As the deadline for meaningful use approaches, doctors are rushing to adopt the program to take advantage of government incentives. However, as we speak to doctors, we realize that many...
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Best Practices for Meaningful Use Preparation

Best Practices for Meaningful Use Preparation | Healthcare IT | Scoop.it
Selecting and implementing the ideal Electronic Health Record  for your practice can be a daunting task. If done properly, it can change the way your practice works – for the better. However, like ...
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Best Practices for Switching Your EHR for Small practices

Best Practices for Switching Your EHR for Small practices | Healthcare IT | Scoop.it
As a health IT consultant I come across a number of Practices, who made the jump to Electronic Health Records without taking into consideration their own -       Practice Specialty -       Size -  ...
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Enhancing Patient Experience through Analytics

Enhancing Patient Experience through Analytics | Healthcare IT | Scoop.it
The claims and billing data of healthcare providers for the Medicare Program, after being kept behind closed doors for around 35 years, was recently made accessible to the public in the second week...
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Surviving in the Modern Healthcare Arena

Surviving in the Modern Healthcare Arena | Healthcare IT | Scoop.it
The advent of modern healthcare technologies has brought about a complete overhaul of how care providers used to perform their duties. The emergence of tools such as Electronic Health Records (EHR)...
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