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Social Networking Sites Fail to Protect PHI of Diabetes Patients

The Journal of American Medical Informatics Association recently published a study on the quality and privacy of information provided by various social networking sites for diabetes patients.  Researchers found that there was a wide variation in the information content as well as the measures taken to protect patient privacy. As such, only half of these

ONC Funding for EHR Adoption

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT is highly committed to the HITECH Act as it is diligently providing technical support to critical access and rural hospitals for the seamless implementation of EHR systems. In line with that commitment, the ONC recently provided an additional $12 million in funding to 48 regional extension

WARNING: You can be penalized for failing to e-prescribe NOW!

According to the Department of Health and Human Services, providers who do not successfully e-prescribe during the first two quarters of 2011 will forfeit 1% of their Medicare allowed charges in 2012 and 2013. As your billing company, we are committed not only to maximizing your collections, but also to educating you on events and

MTBC Presents Webinar on “‘Meaningful Use’ Demystified: How to Start Earning Your $44,000+ Bonus Now”

On Wednesday, February 9, 2011, MTBC hosted a free webinar entitled “‘Meaningful Use’ Demystified:  How to Start Earning Your $44,000+ Bonus Now.”  The hour-long information session was presented by Muhammad Chebli, Vice President of Information Technology for MTBC.   Mr. Chebli provided a comprehensive, step-by-step breakdown of how to “meaningfully use” EHR technology in order to qualify

Patient Care to the Next Level with MTBC PHR

Patient health record portal of MTBC —“MTBC PHR”—is one of the newest features offered by MTBC as part of its 5% billing and practice management solution.  With MTBC PHR, patients can access their past and current health information directly from their physician’s website.  Through their own personal online portal, patients can record, track and even

Eligible Providers Can Use MTBC’s SureScripts® Certified E-Prescribing Application to Receive a 1% Bonus on 2011 Medicare Collections

A unique healthcare IT company, MTBC, is proud to announce that eligible healthcare providers can earn a 1% bonus on their 2011 Medicare collections by using MTBC’s SureScripts® certified e-prescribing solution.  This application is conveniently available for use through MTBC’s website or as MTBC iRx, an app designed exclusively for use with Apple mobile devices.

EHR Incentive Program Portal

The Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Program Registration and Attestation System portal is now functional and is expected to bring great revolution in the healthcare IT industry. This portal enables eligible hospitals and physicians to meet stage 1 “meaningful use” criteria. The registration process has already begun in many states in the first week of

ONC’s Final Rule for Permanent Certification Program

The final rule for the establishment of a permanent certification program for health information technology is has been released by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology. It will be used to permit organizations to declare electronic health records (EHRs) technology. The details of the permanent certification program are as follows: Organizations

The Leading Trends in Health Information Privacy for the New Year

With the dawn of 2011, new trends are emerging with respect to healthcare privacy and the use of technology. Medical and healthcare experts predict that with the advent of huge patient information databases and digital files, the confidentiality of protected health information (PHI) will be increasingly at risk. Illegal access to information, violation of privacy

Clinical Decision Support Systems – A Step Towards Automated Imaging

According to the January issue of the Journal of American College of Radiology, a research study was recently conducted showing that inadequate medical imaging can be decreased by the proper use of Clinical Decision Support Systems (DSS). A clinical decision support system is normally used to aid decision making at the ordering end of imaging