Healthcare Technology Archive

Medical Practices with EHRs Financially Out-Perform Practices with Paper Medical Records

According to a new survey conducted by the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA), medical groups with EHR systems financially outperform medical groups still using paper medical records.  In its report entitled “Electronic Health Records Impacts on Revenue, Costs, and Staffing:  2010 Report Based on 2009 Data,” MGMA found that the total revenue of an average

ONC-ATCB Certification Program Launched by CCHIT

The Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT) has successfully launched its certification program as an ONC-ATCB (Authorized Testing and Certification Body of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology).  CCHIT, acknowledged by the ONC as one of the initial ATCBs, will verify that EMRs solutions are capable of meeting the 2011/2012

CMS Issues Guidance to States for Medicaid Health IT Projects

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services have provided state Medicaid directors with the federal government’s expectations while implementing the medical portion of the EMR incentive program. According to the incentive program, the eligible physician fulfilling the criteria of “meaningful use” will be provided with the full cost of Medicaid bonuses and 90% of the

ONC Names the Initial EMR Certification Bodies

The Office of the National Coordinator for Information Technology (ONC) has announced the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT), Chicago, Ill. and the Drummond Group Inc. (DGI), Austin, Texas, as the first technology review bodies which have been approved to examine and certify electronic medical record (EMR) systems for conformity with certification criteria that

MTBC Presents Webinar on “7 Ways to Improve Patient Workflow with an EMR”

On Wednesday, July 7, 2010, MTBC hosted a free webinar entitled “7 Ways to Improve Patient Workflow with an EMR.”  The hour-long information session was presented by Muhammad Chebli, Vice President of Information Technology for MTBC.  Mr. Chebli provided a comprehensive breakdown of the key things physicians should know about using web based electronic medical

ONC Releases Final Rule for Temporary EHR Certified Program

On June 18th, the Office of the National Coordinator of Health and Information Technology (ONC) released a final rule pertaining to the temporary certification program for electronic health records (EHR).  The rule contains guidelines for organizations to follow in order to be authorized by the ONC to test, approve and certify EHR technology. In March,

Free Up Your Staff’s Time With MTBC’s Automated Appointment Reminder Service

Is your office staff spending a significant amount of time calling patients to remind them of upcoming appointments?  Let us do it for you!  With MTBC’s automated appointment reminder service, you can reduce your number of no-shows while also freeing up your staff to focus their time and energy on other critical office tasks. MTBC’s

MTBC Presents Webinar on “10 Things to Consider When Choosing an EMR”

On Friday, May 21, 2010, MTBC hosted a free webinar entitled “10 Things to Consider When Choosing an EMR.”  The hour-long information session was presented by Muhammad Chebli, Vice President of Information Technology for MTBC. With so many products available on the market, choosing and implementing the right EMR is a daunting task for any

WEB PRO: A quick start guide for taking your practice online

Every new and established practice should have a website.  A clean, user-friendly website can boost the efficiency of your practice in every direction, marketing, time-saving, cost-cutting and providing patient support, to name a few.  With Web Pro, MTBC will create, host and maintain an attractive, professional website for your practice, complete with an online appointment

MTBC Presents Webinar on “Meaningful Use” of EMR Technology

On Thursday, April 29, 2010, MTBC hosted a free webinar on achieving “meaningful use” of certified web based EMR technology under the current government standards.  The hour-long session was presented by Muhammad Chebli, Vice President of Information Technology for MTBC.  Mr. Chebli provided a practical, comprehensive breakdown of the stimulus incentives currently available to healthcare