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How Better Rural Hospital Data Can Mean Better Physician Engagement

There is a direct correlation between data and engagement when it comes to medical providers and how effectively they are able to do their jobs. Unfortunately, engagement levels aren’t always the priority at most healthcare organizations. A recent survey by Physician Wellness Services proves this point. According to the study, physicians want to be engaged,…
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Cloud PACS and Seamless EMR Data

There are many reasons why medical facilities are establishing electronic health records  (EHRs and EMRs) and cloud PACS, none of which are probably more enticing than the federal government’s incentives in doing so. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, which was passed in 2009, first brought to light these incentives. IT departments in healthcare facilities…
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Protecting Electronic Health Records Can be Expensive But it Doesn’t Have to be Out of Reach

One has to look no further than how much the healthcare system is spending to protect themselves from data breaches to understand the magnitude of how important protecting against threats is becoming – $7 billion annually. Electronic health records (EHRs) have many advantages to the archaic ways of storing and accessing patient information, but EHRs…
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Three Reasons Electronic Health Records Really do Mean Better Care for Patients

The move to embrace electronic health records doesn’t sit well with everyone. In fact, many healthcare professionals that have been in the industry for decades have been quite skeptical of storing information, including medical images, in electronic form. The reluctance to go with electronic health records was aided in the early days of the technology…
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Does DICOM Work? A Quick Overview

Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM) is the global standard for information technology at hospitals throughout the world. Developed in 1993, DICOM assists healthcare providers in producing, displaying, sending, storing, processing, retrieving, printing and querying medical images and other data. Providers began purchasing equipment and information systems that conform to the DICOM standard soon…
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Rural Hospital Data Loss is Only One Challenge: NRHA Asks For Extension

Members of Congress sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius in September asking for a one-year extension for healthcare providers to meet provisions set forth in Stage 2 of the Electronic Health Records Meaningful Use Incentive Program (EHR). A group of 17 Senators signed the letter, which…
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How Virtual CD Helps Solve Main Meaningful Use Challenges

Meaningful Use, as you are probably already well aware, is a Medicare and Medicaid EHR incentive program that is supposed to help improve patient care while giving the government assurances that facilities getting federal money are actually deserving of it. As rural providers worked to meet requirements of Stage 1, it became clear that financial…
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Honeycomb Exchange at Hospitals: Who is Doing it?

Electronic health records (EHRs) are fast becoming the norm as more and more hospitals comply with federal regulations that require specific guidelines on how medical records are stored and accessed. Medical imaging is also part of that process, which has some facilities scrambling to be in compliance, mostly due to the expense of the technology…
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Electronic Health Records Search Tool Compliments Image Transmission

The amount of information available to healthcare providers today has drastically increased due to electronic health records. Because of this influx of data, it has become important for this information to be searchable. Some refer to this as a “sea of information” that needs to be Googled in order to find what’s needed. For medical…
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Electronic Health Records Glitch: Will Doctors be Penalized?

The Centers for Medicaid & Medicaid Services (CMS) released a rule offering flexibility to healthcare providers, large hospitals and critical access hospitals, allowing them to use 2011 edition electronic health records technology for the 2014 electronic health records reporting period. Furthermore, providers can use the 2013 reporting definitions when filing in 2014 and they won’t…
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