Report finds user error and software quirks responsible for challenging EHR implementation

Most healthcare professionals agree that electronic health records will eventually save them time and money, but in the short term, EHRs are proving cumbersome at best.
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How can orthopedic EMR software improve productivity?

Any change in daily office routine can be difficult, but implementing electronic health records can be a challenge like no other.
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How to improve human interfacing with EHR software

Despite near universal agreement among healthcare providers that electronic health records are a good idea, as well as the monetary incentive of the CMS' meaningful use program, many providers are having difficulty taking full advantage of EHR software.

ONC publishes EHR interoperability plan

As electronic health records continue to evolve alongside the health care industry's attempts at comprehensive reform, various federal agencies have attempted to codify regulations regarding the interoperability of EHR systems.
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Bundling could reduce cost of orthopedic surgery

Medical billing may have just gotten easier for orthopedic practices.

Supermarket EHRs to help with obesity education

Childhood obesity is at an all-time high in the U.S. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, not only has childhood obesity doubled in the past 30 years, but adolescent obesity has quadrupled.

Demand for orthopedic devices on the rise

The orthopedics market is poised to explode, and manufacturers are preparing themselves for the surge.
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Providers could be getting more out of EHR software

For years, healthcare professionals have heard that electronic health records are the wave of the future, but to date, only some providers have realized the potential of EHR software.

2 specialized orthopedic devices designed for patients with foot drop

Foot drop, characterized as an abnormal steppage gait due to muscle weakness or paralysis, is commonly treated with an orthopedic foot brace.

AHRQ cautions against EHR fraud

A new report issued by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality warns against the danger of an increase in healthcare fraud as more providers upgrade to new electronic health records systems.

New HHS head confirmed by Senate

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is responsible for several major initiatives of the last decade that have transformed the way health care professionals work and patients are treated.

EHR vendors want clearer meaningful use guidelines

Non-certified electronic health record software has been such an issue within the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' meaningful use program that the agency has issued, revised and extended a hardship exemption that would give organizations more time if they can prove that they were not able to receive the right software from their EHR vendors.

Lessons from VA scandal: EHR upgrades and top-level transparency

May 30 saw Eric Shinseki, the longtime secretary of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, tender his resignation to President Barack Obama.

Half of health care executives plan to buy EHR systems

When a health care organization decides to purchase an electronic health record system, the expenses go far beyond the initial price tag.

OIG report recommends greater EHR oversight

The promise of electronic health record systems has always been tempered by the need to implement stringent security policies to keep the data the software stores safe.