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The Benefits of Having Access

September 30, 2013 – 2:04 am |
The Benefits of Having Access

A pilot study, MyHealtheVet, conducted by the Veterans Health Administration on a sample group of 30 veterans and 6 family members, found that patients believed that having access to their medical records improved their knowledge, …

Everybody in the Pool

September 27, 2013 – 2:06 am |
Everybody in the Pool

It would behoove healthcare providers to not ignore the impact ICD-10 will have on non-HIPAA covered entities such as workers compensation, nursing homes, and home health agencies. They may not be mandated to switch to the …

Check and Double Check

September 26, 2013 – 2:02 am |
Check and Double Check

As medical records become available online to patients and any professional with the required program and pass code, it is important to review that data. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette article “Experts Tout Blue Button as Enabling Information …

Electronic Medical Records Can Help Even the Smallest of Them

September 25, 2013 – 2:06 am |
Electronic Medical Records Can Help Even the Smallest of Them

The field of pediatrics presents a unique set of patient safety issues. JAMA Pediatrics gathered literature on current technological interventions to answer this important question, “How Can Information Technology Improve Patient Safety and Reduce Medication Errors …

Taking Caution with EHRs

September 25, 2013 – 2:04 am |
Taking Caution with EHRs

Even as many are accepting the transition to electronic health records (EHRs), many users anticipate glitches. That is why nurses from Marin General Hospital have asked management to slow the pace of their EHR transition, arguing …

Getting the Most Out of Your Product

September 24, 2013 – 2:04 am |
Getting the Most Out of Your Product

If only we could painlessly and seamlessly link all electronic medical records (EMRs) so that we could be sure that any doctor we see, anywhere, anytime, in any network, could have access to our medical history. Unfortunately, that …

Access Integrity Announces Launch of IntegraCoder at MGMA13

September 23, 2013 – 2:06 am |
Access Integrity Announces Launch of IntegraCoder at MGMA13

Last year Access Integrity® introduced the Medical Claims Compliance® application at MGMA12. This year, Access Integrity is pleased to announce the launch of IntegraCoder — the powerful integration of Find-A-Code’s digital coding library with Access …

Leadership Change Results in Speculation

September 23, 2013 – 2:04 am |
Leadership Change Results in Speculation

The national coordinator for health information technology, Dr. Farzad Mostashari, is resigning this fall and leaves a vacancy in the leadership role for electronic health record (EHR) adoption. eWeek brought this interesting information our direction in their …

The Countdown Continues

September 20, 2013 – 2:02 am |
The Countdown Continues

Elsevier, a leader in scientific, technical, and medical education products, recently announced a new ICD-10 “Wake-Up Call” campaign designed to encourage providers and facilities to familiarize themselves with the ICD-10-CM/PCS systems, scheduled to go into …

Setting the Mood for Change

September 19, 2013 – 2:06 am |
Setting the Mood for Change

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) has provided the healthcare industry with the incentive for change. The Health Care Payer News article “Payers Use Health Information Technology to Navigate the ACA” points out three specific changes brought …

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