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

Care Connectivity Consortium to Demonstrate Feasibility of Cross-Country Data Exchange

A new Care Connectivity Consortium (CCC) has been formed to consider the feasibility of cross-country health information exchange and to implement “interoperability tools” by the end of next year. The consortium includes five large integrated delivery systems, all of which are pioneers of EHR technology, including Geisinger Health System, Danville, Group Health Cooperative (GHC), Intermountain

MTBC Offers Meaningful Use Coaches to Guide You to Your Bonus

Under the HITECH Act, the government is offering incentive bonuses of up to $44,000 to healthcare providers who “meaningfully use” EHR technology.  They have gone to great lengths to define the concept of “meaningful use” and have created numerous requirements for physicians to meet in order to be considered “meaningful users”. However, for the average

Even More Functionality Offers by MTBC iRx

Now even more functionality offers by MTBC iRx . MTBC iRx—our Apple® approved e-prescribing application for the iPhoneTM, iPod TouchTM, and iPadTM—allows you to prescribe medications quickly and easily, from wherever you might be. MTBC iRx is simple and intuitive. Learn in minutes how you can use the app to search for patients, view prescription

AMA to Start a Campaign against Administrative Waste

The American Medical Association seeks assistance from the business community in order to reduce administrative waste, a major issue of the healthcare industry.  According to the AMA, a lack of standardization of industry processes is the root cause of a loss of $200 billion every year. Healthcare administrative tasks are complex, redundant and incredibly costly

Patients Realize Enhanced Care through EHR

A recent survey conducted by GfK Roper found that the percentage of healthcare providers reported by patients to be using electronic health records (EHR) has not measurably increased from 2010 to 2011.  In fact, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) reports that, although there was increased adoption of EHRs, an estimated 90% of physicians are

Networking Solution to Link Healthcare Providers

A physician’s social network has been launched by Doximity, a new health technology company, which can connect healthcare providers via their iPhones, Android devices or computers and enable them to work together in order to provide better healthcare to patients. Aimed at alleviating the communication barriers between healthcare providers, which are the base causes of

Growing Market for Telehealth Technology

Remote patient monitoring, also known as telehealth, is the new growing trend in the healthcare industry. The demand for technology is on the rise and a major shift in healthcare delivery methods—from a hospital centric approach to a patient centric approach—is occurring by the advent of low-energy Bluetooth, near-field communication (NFC), secure data management and