Here are 15 statistics on how electronic health records have impacted physician practices, according to the Medscape EHR Report 2012.
This article is written by Zubin Emsley, CEO, ChartLogic Inc.
In a study commissioned by Canada Health Infoway, an independent, non-profit organization, primary care practices with electronic medical records identified patients who needed preventative or follow-up care approximately 30 times more quickly than clinics with paper-based records.
Here are 10 spine practices using electronic systems.
Published in Spine
On March 27, 2012, Linda Peterson, MBA, CEO of Executive Solutions, delivered a webinar titled "Enhancing Revenue for ASCs — Best Practices and Great Ideas." Her presentation focused on how various surgery centers are finding ways to increase revenue and profitability despite declining reimbursement and new government regulations.
HHS' Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology has announced a proposed rule for certification requirements for electronic health record technology, to be effective in 2014.
While the U.S. works to convert the medical record system from paper to electronic, a transition to universal patient identifiers sparks debate over trust, privacy and control, according to a The Wall Street Journal report.
Approximately 40 percent of physicians were skeptical that patients would benefit from electronic medical records and health information exchanges, according to an Accenture report.
Rockford Orthopedic has received $378,000 from the Centers of Medicare and Medicaid Services for appropriately employing meaningful use in the practice, according to a news release.
Published in Practice Management
Fifty-seven percent of office-based physicians used electronic medical record/electronic health record systems in 2011, a huge jump from the 18 percent in 2001, according to a report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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