Balanced protein consumption leads to increased muscle growth

Most people know that protein is necessary for building and maintaining healthy muscles, but there are still major misconceptions about how best to go about consuming protein for a well-functioning body.

Physicians must balance EHR functionality with physical exams

The adoption rates of electronic health record systems has been steadily climbing ever since the first stage of meaningful use was incentivized by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

High BMIs linked to worse total knee replacement outcomes

Obesity has been identified as a contributing factor for dozens of other serious health conditions.

FTC recommends Congress legislate patient information security protocols

As electronic health record systems become more entrenched in the health care industry, the question of data security looms larger as well.

Why are EHR systems and big data not working together?

Electronic health record systems seem like the perfect foundation for big data analytical strategies.

CMS extends meaningful use hardship exemption to 2015

The stages of meaningful use have place enormous strains on health care organizations across the country, but recent developments may afford them some leeway in the form of attestation periods.

Patients call for greater access to EHR systems

With meaningful use fully in the attestation period for stage 2, health care professionals are getting an early look at how comprehensive use of the technology can affect diagnoses and treatments.

First wave of hospitals achieve stage two of meaningful use

Attesting to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' requirements for meaningful use is a process that begins years in advance.
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Exscribe CEO to Speak at AAOE Annual Conference

Exscribe CEO Ranjan Sachdev, MD, MBA, CHC will be an educational speaker at the 2014 AAOE Annual Conference to be held May 31 - June 3 in Washington DC.

Barcode eMAR system cuts down on medication errors

Electronic health record system's true value rests not in their ability to act as repositories for great amounts of patient data, but rather the opportunity they present to physicians who can use that data in innovative ways.

Physical therapy may harm hip osteoarthritis outcomes, study suggests

Though medical science relies on new research that illuminates more accurate and effective ways to treat all manner of conditions, even physicians are liable to make assumptions about the best treatments available.

EHR adoption divide grows between primary care physicians and specialists

When the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services began the meaningful use program almost half a decade ago, the hope was that industry-wide adoption and implementation of electronic health record systems would result in a transformed health care landscape.

EHR use growing rapidly at federally funded health care centers

According to a recent study by The Commonwealth Fund, the use of electronic health records at federally funded health centers has increased tremendously over the last five years, growing by 133 percent.

Groundbreaking hip surgery could improve quality of life for patients

Orthopedic surgeons at Southampton General Hospital in Southampton, England, have performed the first hip surgery using a 3-D hip printed with titanium and a graft with bone stem cells. 

Telehealth program reaches out to veterans with neurological damage

A recent peer-reviewed study published in the journal Telemedicine and e-Health reported that among veterans with chronic neurological disorders living in remote rural locations, telehealth could be key to follow-up care. 

Scope of EHR certification could be narrowed following feedback

The day after the Certification Workshop, a public hearing held to gather feedback on the EHR meaningful use certification program, recommendations have been made that could result in huge changes to the program. 

Study finds EHRs can improve patient care

Electronic health records are more than just a sign of the times changing and technology following suit: EHRs could be key in improving patient care, especially in emergency situations, according to a recent study published in Health Affairs. 

Quality of care and patient privacy rights collide in EHR adoption

Modern Healthcare has reported that a work group assembled by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology's Health IT Policy Committee expects to release recommendations in June regarding how to include behavioral health providers in the industry wide implementation of electronic health records without compromising patient data protected under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.