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More Doctors are Implementing EMRs

More and more office-based physicians plan to implement EMRs and qualify for federal incentive payments, according to recent survey data released by the ONC. Moreover, 41 percent of doctors surveyed are planning to achieve meaningful use and take advantage of the incentive payments.

Does Your EMR Come with Needs Analysis?

Why buy an EMR if you’re not going to use it? At gloStream, our proprietary, five-stage gloStream Detailed Needs Analysis (gloDNA) helps us gain a complete understanding of the way each practice functions — and act accordingly for better results.

EMRs Benefit Even Small Providers, Says Survey

EMRs provide measurable benefits for providers of all sizes, including small practices, according to a recent survey. Plus, the return on investment is high: According to researcher, it costs just $7,857 and takes just 130 hours to implement an EMR at a five-member practice.

IT Supports New Health Care Models in 2011

A new study shows that health care providers will use technology to improve care and cut costs in 2011. Health care providers will use technology to improve care and cut costs in 2011, according to The Camden Group, a business advisory firm that released a new report, “Top 10 Trends in Healthcare in 2011.” Information technology underpins providers’ ability to shift to new care models, says The Camden Group, so IT will move to center stage in 2011. Examples will include the implementation of electronic medical records (EMRs), computerized physician order entry, and health information exchanges.

Improve Patient Care with gloEMR

EMRs should help, not hurt, your practice and your patients. Many respondents to a new survey are worried that EMR implementation will lead to lower-quality care for their patients. But that doesn’t have to be the case. The 2011 National Physicians Survey, conducted in 2010 and updated in December 2010 and January 2011, surveyed 2,958 physicians across the country.

GOP Bill No Reason to Postpone EMR Implementation

Republican bill that imperils funding for meaningful use incentives has a long way to go before it becomes law — if it ever does. President Obama may have celebrated an emerging health care IT system in his State of the Union address, but at the same time, Republican lawmakers were producing a bill that imperils funding for meaningful use incentives.

Making an EHR Work for You

Six years ago, President George W. Bush stated that “by computerizing health records, we can avoid dangerous medical mistakes, reduce costs and improve care.” Since then, computerization has slowly improved the health care system, especially in light of the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, which provided $19 billion in incentives to health care providers that use EHRs. Why they fail, according to experts from the Institute of Medicine who visited health care facilities, may be because they’re simply hard to use: Health care providers have to flip among many screens to access data, which can be more cumbersome that working with paper charts.

How Unfriending Helps Business

With the growth of social networking, it is becoming increasingly difficult to separate business connections with personal connections. November 17, 2010 was declared by Jimmy Kimmel during his television show as “National Unfriend Day”, the opportunity for all Facebook users to declutter their Facebook pages by “unfriending” people in their friends’ lists.