Milk may not reduce the risk of hip fracture

One of the many goals of electronic health records is to capture data on specific health populations to help determine which people have the highest risk of developing certain health problems.

Providers need to keep the benefits of EHRs in mind

There is no denying that an electronic health record system will disrupt the workflow of a practice when it is first adopted.

Beth Israel CIO calls for an extension to stage 2 and ICD-10 dates

Some providers have begun working on stage 2 of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' meaningful use incentives program.

Health Information Technology Policy Committee makes stage 3 recommendations

One of the biggest topics on health care providers' minds these days is what stage 3 of the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' meaningful use incentives program will entail.

Study shows how EHRs could reduce health care costs

While health care providers may think they have a firm understanding of the state of health care spending in the U.S., they could be wrong.

When it comes to hip fracture surgery, earlier is better

Orthopedic physicians should consider implementing an electronic health record system into their practice to not only help them achieve meaningful use incentives and streamline their workflow, but also stay in touch with other doctors who can keep them up to date on all the latest treatments and research.

Physicians may still need a push when it comes to ICD-10

Physicians have been dealing with a lot of change lately, and some may be feeling overwhelmed with the prospect of all that is to come.

Key EHR contract clauses providers need to understand

When providers purchase an electronic health record system, they are not simply buying a product, they are entering into a long-term relationship with their vendors.

Providers need to learn to make EHRs work for them

Providers who are having problems with their electronic health record systems need to learn how to make their EHRs work for them, not the other way around.

Providers should be conducting meaningful use audits to boost EHR security

Health care administrators have a lot on their plates these days, which is why it is understandable that they may sometimes forget to focus on some aspects of health information technology.

Tips for encouraging patients to use patient portals

Many providers have begun to participate in or at least plan for stage 2 of the meaningful use incentives program, which is set to be even more involved than stage 1.

Providers should talk to EHR vendors about stage 2

Since the health care industry began adopting electronic health records, there have been providers who have purchased systems and discovered that they made the wrong choice when it came to picking an EHR vendor.

Physicians have to stay positive when it comes to ICD-10

The switch to the ICD-10 coding system is rapidly approaching, and providers need to be ready.

Tips for easing the transition to ICD-10

Whether providers are ready for it or not, ICD-10 is coming.

Physicians need to recognize the benefits of EHRs

Electronic health records have been in the news a great deal lately, and it can be difficult for providers to wade through all of the information to understand what is important for them.

CMS issues new questions to their FAQ page

New guidelines released to check for diabetes in pregnant women

Expert offers tips for training staff on how to use EHRs

Studies consistently show that the key to successful electronic health record adoption is proper training.

Patient engagement brings health care into the future

Stage 2 of the meaningful use incentives program comes with a number of new provisions and an increased focus on certain aspects of the patient experience.