4 Key benefits of using EMRs

More healthcare providers are ditching the traditional pen and clipboard, and are looking to electronic systems to house the records of their patients. Electronic medical records (EMR) offer healthcare professionals a quicker way of accessing and sharing patient information between offices and providers. Using EMR results in increased productivity by reducing the time needed to […]

What to consider when selecting EMR

You and your patients can benefit from having an electronic medical record (EMR) software system in your clinic, healthcare facility, or hospital. It significantly helps healthcare professionals keep a more comprehensive and detailed record of all their patients’ medical information and treatment procedures. However, with so many EMR vendors out there, choosing the best EMR […]

New heights in data compliance penalties

The tech industry is littered with buzzwords: overused jargon generally meant to inspire feelings of hope and accomplishment. Not all have positive connotations however, and data compliance is one of those spooky buzzwords that many small- and medium-sized businesses have scant specific knowledge about. What better way to gain a clearer understanding of the consequences […]

What can we expect from Apple HealthKit?

Medical records are generally inaccessible and hard to understand. In fact, if you were to try reading your own medical data, you might find that it’s almost as if it’s in a different language. A medical record can be riddled with cryptic phrases, acronyms and complex terms that mean nothing in the eyes of someone […]

Learn from this NFL team’s EMR fumble

ESPN recently reported that a laptop containing the medical records of thousands of NFL players was stolen from the car of a Washington Redskins’ trainer. And while the team released a statement saying no health information protected under HIPAA guidelines was at risk, the incident shows that EMRs are vulnerable no matter the size of […]

How hard will it be to achieve Stage 2?

Achieving Stage 2 is so much more difficult than achieving Stage 1. According to some reports, many healthcare providers will be caught off guard. Many thresholds will increase significantly in Stage 2, so health-care providers who are not yet accustomed to performing at levels specified in Stage 1 may have a hard time operating or […]