EHR Meaningful Use Archive

Podiatry EHR: An EHR that will Work for You

Podiatry is the field of medicine that involves study and diagnoses of foot, ankle and lower leg disorders. The person who specializes in podiatry is called a podiatrist or a doctor of podiatric practice. Within podiatry, there are many other specializations such as surgery, geriatrics, biomechanics and others. Podiatry is practiced as a specialty in

Almost $90m paid out to providers as MU incentives!

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Office of E-Health Standards and Services announced yesterday that almost $90 million have been paid out to eligible practices and hospitals under the Meaningful Use EHR incentive program this past September. Robert Anthony, who made the announcement, said that $25 million of the total was paid out to

New EHR-sharing plan introduced by Highmark

The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review (8/20, Nixon) reports that Pennslyvania’s largest health insurer, Highmark Inc., “is developing its own network to allow doctors and hospitals across Pennsylvania to easily share electronic health records.” Although Highmark “is not ready to release details of the network, known as a health information exchange, such as cost or the hospital systems

ICD-10 Info Series Part 2

Welcome back! I hope that you enjoyed my last post about an overview of ICD-10 implementation. Well get ready, because today’s post covers the basic steps to comply with ICD-10 implementation as detailed by CMS. To CMS’s credit, there is no under exaggeration of the complexities and challenges that ICD-10 implementation will create. To this

ICD-10 Info Series – Part 1

An old saying goes that “laws are like sausages, it is better not to see them being made.”  The decision to transition from ICD-9 to ICD-10 by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is no exception to this saying and most likely the finished product will not be appetizing to most healthcare providers

Personal “Meaningful Use” Coaches

We know how difficult it can be to keep up with ever-changing healthcare regulations. The newest piece to the puzzle is the government’s “Meaningful Use” EHR incentive program. What is it and how can you benefit from it? MTBC strives to make your life easier by providing all the most up-to-date and accurate information on

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

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