AUSTIN, TX — eMDs, the provider of the nation’s most highly rated electronic health record (EHR), announced that providers at Southwest Family Physicians, Drs. Mark Woodruff and William Weeks, were among the first physicians in the state of Nebraska to attest for Meaningful Use and receive federal funds from the Medicare EHR Incentive Program for their efforts.

AUSTIN, TX – eMDs, a leading provider of electronic health records (EHRs), announced they have been selected as a Meaningful Use Partner by the New York eHealth Collaborative (NYeC). NYeC serves as the federally designated Health Information Technology Regional Extension Center (HITREC) for the state of New York, and works to promote and assist with the adoption of health IT technologies (HIT) across the state as well as develop HIT policies and standards.

EHR Vendor and QIO will help physicians take advantage of incentive program. AUSTIN, TX — eMDs, the provider of the nation’s most highly rated EHR, and Primaris, Missouri’s federally designated Medicare Quality Improvement Organization (QIO) are working together to offer eMDs users in Missouri free assistance with earning incentives under the Physician’s Quality Reporting System (PQRS) for 2011 and 2012.

Austin, TX – eMDs, the provider of the nation’s most highly rated electronic health record (EHR), congratulates Christopher Wenner, MD, for being recognized on Monday, December 5, 2011, by Minnesota’s Regional Extension Center for Health Information Technology (REC) for his leadership in the nationwide transition toward electronic health records. Dr. Wenner is one of the first providers in Minnesota to attest to Meaningful Use for the Medicare EHR Incentive Program.

AUSTIN, TX - eMDs, the provider of the nation’s most highly rated EHR, and TMF Health Quality Institute, Texas’ federally designated Medicare Quality Improvement Organization (QIO) are working together to offer eMDs users in Texas free assistance with earning incentives under the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) for 2012.

A number of EHR (Electronic Health Record) products feature tools that automate the process of determining the E&M (evaluation and management) code for an office visit. When these tools are properly designed and used appropriately, they result in very accurate coding supported by thorough documentation. This can result in very significant and completely justified increases in revenue, not uncommonly reaching tens of thousands of dollars.

How does the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (the "stimulus" bill) apply to medical practices?

The Federal stimulus package contains $19 billion to accelerate the adoption and meaningful use of electronic health records (EHR) and health information technology in doctors' offices. This is part of the new administration's plan to use health information technology to help reduce medical costs and improve the quality of care provided to patients.

An electronic health record (EHR) that shares a single database with a practice management system is an integral tool that allows physicians to manage their practices more efficiently, reduce overhead and improve the quality of care. This is commonly referred to as an "integrated EHR." Cost is one of the most commonly cited reasons why physicians do not implement these systems. 

Semantic Interoperability: The Holy Grail of Medical Informatics

In 1991, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) published a report which detailed a consensus vision for the creation of electronic medical records (EMR) in the U.S. (1) The report presented a number of high level objectives to guide EMR development including improving the quality of patient care, strengthening the scientific basis of clinical practice, and helping to control healthcare costs. The IOM predicted that computerization would lead to a radical transformation of the U.S healthcare delivery system if these goals were achieved.

A successful Electronic Health Record (EHR) implementation hinges upon choosing the right system for your practice. Equally important is how you approach the process of actually implementing the EHR in your practice. This article will provide recommendations based on knowledge attained from hundreds of successful EHR implementations.