Monthly Archives: June 2012

Medical billing – When to Outsource?


Medical professionals continue to struggle with ever changing reporting requirements. As the healthcare industry moves towards performance driven reimbursement it is likely to continue to grow. However, outsourcing billing is not an immediate answer. Electronic documentation with the aid of … Continue reading

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How Meaningful Use of EMR Improves Patient Care?


We are all familiar with the clichéd argument for EMR adoption; “it is for the patients and improving the quality of care”. While it may be true to a certain extent, the practical implications are not as simplistic as in … Continue reading

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EMR – The Selection Process


Electronic Medical Records were designed to facilitate the doctor and their practice to achieve efficiency and reduce hassle. Therefore, in order to get the most out of the product, it is essential to ask for valuable information from an EMR … Continue reading

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EMR Mergers and Consolidations


I was highly intrigued by Katherine Rourke’s article on EMR vendor consolidation. While I may not agree with the entire article, Katherine has raised some valid points. The health IT industry has seen enormous growth in the past few years … Continue reading

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What to Ask About Your EMR Vendor?


Collecting EMR references has to be one of the underutilized methods of evaluating and selecting an EMR solution. If you cannot buy a laptop without asking around first, how would you want to get into a contract that spans over … Continue reading

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