The Importance of On-Site, In-Person Training and Support for EMR

Any Electronic Medical Record (EMR) vendor should meet some basic requirements, such as meaningful use—but you’ll also want to look beyond these basics when selecting your EMR. For example, can the vendor you’re considering offer on-site, in-person training? Can they provide effective support after your EMR is implemented? The EMR you choose will be an integral part of your practice’s operation for many years, so you’ll want to select an EMR system that you can learn how to use effectively—from a vendor that will be around to support it.

Act Now to be a Meaningful User In 2011

Incentive payments for physicians who adopt electronic health records (EHRs) will begin in 2011. To take full advantage, implement your EHR in 2010. Most physicians know by now that “ meaningful users ” of “ certified EHR technology ” are eligible to receive up to $44,000 over a five-year period.

Your Copy Machine: A Serious Security Risk?

It seems that even the most innocuous machines in the workplace can serve as a security threat to companies. According to this report from CBS News, many office copiers save the images they copy on a dedicated hard disk installed inside them. This means that everything from mundane memos to your most sensitive information such as financial statements and contracts are stored – and could potentially extracted.

Making Sense of the Economic Stimulus and EMR Incentives

Join Todd Krieger, gloStream’s Marketing and Communications Team Leader, for a discussion about the economic stimulus and the EMR incentives included in the law. Todd will cover the specific requirements for EMR use, the payment schedule for Medicare and Medicaid providers, and the requirements necessary for doctors to receive their stimulus funding.

The Importance of Data Portability and Stimulus Preparation

Things change—and change could affect your electronic medical record (EMR). That’s why it’s important to choose an EMR that will qualify for stimulus funding and a vendor that guarantees data portability. Stimulus funding Doctors considering an EMR should be certain that the system is certified and stimulus-ready.

Microsoft Technology Protects Your EMR Investment

The investment you make in acquiring electronic medical record (EMR) hardware and software is significant—but the investment you make in ensuring that the system works the way you want it to is even greater. How can you protect that investment? Physicians can easily spends hundreds of hours ensuring that their EMR works they way should.

Beware of Ransomware!

Users beware of ransomware : malicious software that extorts money from users in exchange for freeing the user’s computer or data. One particularly nasty version was recently discovered by researchers at CA which came bundled with a software download called uFast Download Manager.

Client/Server or ASP-Based EMR?

Some EMR software is ASP-based, and some is built on a client/server model. Which is right for you? ASP With the Application Service Provider (ASP) model, all data is located on a server at an offsite location selected by the EMR company. While this may seem ideal because it requires you to buy less hardware, there may be some problems: When you use your EMR, you’ll be accessing data over the Internet, and that can make data transfer slow (or even impossible if your connection fails). You will likely never meet the team managing your server.