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The Rise in Online Health Engagement

Health consumers now have better access to information and can easily track their personal health data online as reported by the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project and the California HealthCare Foundation. This report has shown the trend of self-tracking of health by consumers for the first time in a national survey. As

An Upgrade Patch for MTBC EHR 5.0 is Released by MTBC

An Upgrade Patch for MTBC EHR 5.0 is Released by MTBC MTBC is pleased to announce that it has released a software upgrade patch for its EHR, MTBC EHR 5.0. This upgrade patch dramatically simplifies numerous processes, including writing e-prescriptions, reviewing patient alerts and managing incoming lab results. MTBC has also fully integrated its rule-based

Meaningful Use Leads to Growth of E-Prescribing Adoption by Physicians

According to a new report by Surescripts®, federal incentives to support healthcare IT have contributed to the growth of the nation’s use of electronic prescriptions by 72% in the previous year. Surescripts has released “The National Progress Report on E-Prescribing and Interoperable Healthcare”, which tracks the status of e-prescribing adoption and use in the United

Internet Gives Way to Increases in Prescription Drug Abuse

A new Health Affairs report reveals that the rise in availability and use of the Internet is a major contributor to the trend of prescription drug abuse in the country. The study shows that a 10% increase in the use of high-speed internet leads to a 1% growth in prescription drug abuse through admissions in

Continua Guidelines for Connected Healthcare Technology

Continua Health Alliance, an international non-profit organization, announces the public release of its 2010 Design Guidelines for healthcare networks. Releasing the guidelines to its members is a huge milestone achieved by the alliance that will create an end-to-end personally connected healthcare network for consumers. The industry standards and specifications selected by the alliance to ensure

A Free iPad 2™ Offers by MTBC for New Client Referrals

An exciting new offer has announced by MTBC in connection with its client referral program. Any MTBC clients who refer 3 of their colleagues before May 31, 2011, will receive a free iPad 2™, in addition to the usual $500 bonus already provided for each referral!* How It Works You refer 3 providers who sign

Usability as the Essence of EHR Adoption Program

We all know that EHR adoption is encouraged in the healthcare industry and the incentives that the government is willing to give help speed up the conversion process. However, adopting an EHR is just the beginning of the process. The conversion process isn’t complete until all healthcare providers implement it in their practices and keep

Setting Pace for Stage 2 of Meaningful Use

Achieving Meaningful Use of EHR technology and receiving federal incentive bonuses is a significant motivator for a nationwide transition to a 21sth century IT infrastructure for healthcare. So far an estimated 50,000 providers have signed up to participate in the EHR Incentive Program. The transition to a full blown nationwide IT infrastructure will occur in

Top Smartphone Apps for HIT Users

The healthcare IT industry is developing and expanding by leaps and bounds. Every year we see new technological advancements that are capable of greatly improving healthcare. Many universities now even offer HIT degrees that create professionals in analyzing medical data, medical billing and health information management.  Many new technological developments, including Smartphone apps, are designed to

MTBC Gives Access to Providers with the Press of a Button

Another nice addition, mtbc has recently launched a new SMS service for its clients. This service will help providers to get instant access to their billing and practice management information such as financial summaries, charge details, payment details, total aging, patient aging, insurance aging, claim tracking and daily work confirmation summaries on their mobile phones