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Despite Consistent Complaints ICD10 Is Not Going Anywhere

May 31, 2013 – 12:06 am |

Some in the health care industry are taking the stance “hear no evil, see no evil, speak no evil” in hopes the metaphor will ring true and ICD-10 will magically evaporate or at least delay …

Software with Cross Referencing Validation May Lessen Coding Protocol Confusion

May 31, 2013 – 12:02 am |

Some health care professional may describe the medical coding changes as nightmarish, especially when it comes to the ICD-9 and ICD-10 billing code protocols. However, the complaints could stem more from miscommunication then a dysfunctional …

Excuses and Procrastination Only Delay the Inevitable Transition to ICD10 so Ease the Process

May 30, 2013 – 12:06 am |

Procrastination is a common human trait and now the ICD-10 extension has provided a perfect excuse for health care providers to procrastinate in making necessary compliance preparations. However, just because they can does not mean they …

EHR Nay Sayers Should Cease Complaints and Take Action to Become EHR Literate

May 30, 2013 – 12:02 am |

Time appears the enemy as health care professionals near the impending EHR software implementation deadlines with many in the industry still bellowing concerns. Their concerns stem mostly from a lack of understanding regarding the software’s …

EHR Software Designers Overcome Shortcomings with a Customizable All Inclusive Application

May 29, 2013 – 12:02 am |

It is common knowledge that the re-evaluation of shortcomings followed by efforts of improvement can help overcome them, even when it comes to Health IT. The Venture Beat Health article “How We Can Realize Health …

Survey Shows Physicians Dissatisfied With EMR Systems

May 28, 2013 – 12:02 am |

Results from a survey from American EHR Partners suggest that 20% of physicians who use EMR systems are dissatisfied with the overall performance of EMRs in their workplace.
According to “Why Electronic Medical Records Are Failing To Meet …

American Medical Association Sees No Value in Leapfrogging ICD10

May 27, 2013 – 12:04 am |

As the October 1, 2014 deadline for ICD-10 implementation approaches, there has been talk of jumping over ICD-10 and moving straight on to ICD-11. Knowing that a newer version is already out there, some healthcare professionals see …

Survey Shows Room For EHR Improvement

May 27, 2013 – 12:02 am |

A recent survey of over 500 physicians from DoctorDirectory shows that physicians are largely unimpressed with the EHR systems they have been using in their offices.
According to Visibility Magazine’s “Physicians Share Opinions on Electronic Health …

Health IT Points to Several Studies Proving EHR Benefits

May 24, 2013 – 12:06 am |

With many healthcare providers struggling to adopt EHR programs, HealthIT.gov cites many studies that highlight the benefits of leveraging information technology in the healthcare industry in their article “Benefits of EHRs: Improved Diagnostics & Patient …

Upcoming Summit Addresses EHR Transition and Mobile Technology

May 24, 2013 – 12:04 am |

The ePharma Summit recently announced on their blog that their September conference will address issues surrounding EHR adoption and information technology.
According to their blog post “How EHRs Will Change the Work Flow—And Will They Create …

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