As reported by HealthDay News, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics has found that over half of US doctors are utilizing some sort of electronic health record (EHR).
What’s more, 85% of those surveyed indicate satisfaction with the system’s operation in their day-to-day workflow. We’re very pleased with this number.
While not all of the [...]
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As the government encourages physicians to adopt electronic health records (EHR), many users are evaluating their options to replace Medical Manager with [...]
Medical Informatics Engineering (MIE), a business partner of Harmony Healthcare IT’s, was recently rated by KLAS as one of the nation’s top SaaS-based EMR providers in the healthcare IT industry. KLAS, one of the best-known and most widely respected healthcare research firms, reported that MIE earned an overall performance score of 83.8 points – tied [...]
If your practice is looking to get custom data out of The Medical Manager(r) practice management system or the electronic health record (EHR) that is interfaced to it — look no further.
Harmony Healthcare IT offers an analytics product that gives you access to more data from your current applications, including Medical Manager and a number [...]
Government incentives and industry promotion play role in converting solo practices to paperless technology
Small medical offices with one or two physicians in the practice are the fastest-growing segment for adoption of Electronic Health Records (EHR) software, according to the latest results of an ongoing study by SK&A, A Cegedim Company, a leading provider of healthcare information [...]
Each month, Harmony Healthcare IT, a provider of technology support to medical practices, offers a variety of content-rich webinars. On Tues., 4/10/12 at 11am EST, be sure to attend the “EHR for The Medical Manager(r)” webinar to be held for 30-minutes plus Q&A.
This session is for office managers who want to implement an EHR that [...]
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) announced the proposed requirements for Stage 2 Meaningful Use and 2014 certification of electronic health records.
Following a 60-day comment period after the proposals are published to the federal register, the final rule is scheduled for release this summer.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) has updated its EHR Incentive Programs website with a new Clinical Quality Measures page.
The page contains information about the core and optional clinical quality measures and how to report on them. Clinical Quality Measures, also known as CQMs, are a mechanism for assessing observations, treatment, processes, experience, and/or outcomes [...]
Looking for an electronic health record solution that will allow you to KEEP your Medical Manager practice management software? Look no further. Join Harmony Healthcare IT for a webinar on Thur., 2/16/12 at 11am EST for a 30-min. overview on how to achieve EHR meaningful use using The Medical Manager software.
WEBINAR: EHR for Medical Manager
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Ohio will reportedly spend $1 million to help 50 of its primary care facilities transition into patient-centered medical homes, a new care model that encourages the family doctor to better coordinate with specialists and others to improve a patient’s health. These facilities will also serve as a training ground for medical and nursing students who [...]
If 2012 promises anything for physicians, it’s a year full of IT challenges. Whether it’s Version 5010 compliance, the achievement of EHR meaningful use or the sharing of data with HIEs and ACOs; there will be some work to do on the technology front. The problem is that many physicians don’t employ a full-time resource dedicated to researching, [...]
According to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), 18,619 eligible professionals registered for the Medicare or Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs last month. That brings total registrations during 2011 to 124,089 EPs for Medicare meaningful use and 39,503 EPs for Medicaid meaningful use. For 2011, over $2.5 billion was paid out in meaningful use incentives. You can find the [...]
Fierce Health IT has published a couple of articles about the movement of healthcare providers to cloud computing. The articles were spurred by a recent report from KLAS Research. Here is an excerpt from their editor’s corner:
In a survey that ran the gamut from small clinics to 1,000-bed hospitals, KLAS found that 55 percent of [...]
A new report that surveyed over 200 radiologists about the meaningful use of electronic health records has recently been released from vendor research firm KLAS Enterprises. KLAS partnered with the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) to survey over 200 radiologists.
Here are some hi-level findings from the survey respondents:
60% plan to or are considering achieving [...]
Harmony Healthcare IT corporate partner Medical Informatics Engineering (MIE), based in Fort Wayne, IN, recently announced that The George Washington University Medical Faculty Associates (GW-MFA) is utilizing its WebChart EHR to collect, track and manage medical information gathered from field physicals in the Middle East.
The project gives physicians the ability to collect medical data in the [...]
Attestations and payments for Meaningful Use of electronic health records, while off to a slow start, are starting to increase in volume. Year-to-date, under the Meaningful Use program, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services payouts are just under $400 million. A recent article in Fierce EMR breaks down the number of registrations and payouts by Medicare [...]
With less than 90 days until the end of 2011, providers who are eligible for stimulus funding from the CMS EHR Incentive Program should already be in the midst of their attestation period. To qualify for meaningful use funds in 2011, you must report stage 1 meaningful use compliance for a consecutive 90-day period.
Haven’t started reporting [...]
It’s time to check in on the CMS Medicare EHR Meaningful Use Incentive Program timetable:
October 3, 2011. The last day for eligible professionals to begin their 90-day reporting period for calendar year 2011 for the Medicare EHR Incentive Program is 10/3/11.
December 31, 2011. The reporting year for eligible professionals ends on 12/31/11.
February 29, 2012. If [...]
According to iHealthBeat, about 13,000 eligible health care providers signed up in August for the meaningful use program, an increase of 30% from July. That’s in addition to the 90,000 health care providers that had registered for the electronic health record meaningful use incentive program by the end of August.
In terms of stimulus funding, the [...]
The Office of Clinical Quality and Standards at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will host a webinar from 1-3pm EST on August 30th to explain the clinical quality measures in the Medicare electronic health records meaningful use program. The agenda calls for
an overview of the measures
why the measures are a part of achieving meaningful use
how to report the [...]