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CMS Sends Final Meaningful Use Rules for Review

Written by Heather Landi and Rajiv Leventhal // September 8, 2015 // Healthcare InformaticsCMS will not comment on if Stage 2 modifications rule and Stage 3 rule will be finalized as one. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has sent the final rules for both meaningful use Stage 3 and Stage 2 modifications to the [...]

Digital Tools for Physicians

Are you integrating digital tools into your practice? Do you think using an ipad during a patient visit would be of benefit? Or do you think it would be too distracting to your patients? Using digital tools in the physician practice and/or hospital is a hot industry trend. The use of tablets by physicians for [...]

By | 2017-02-23T21:39:47+00:00 August 1st, 2013|Digital Health|0 Comments

Four Years Later: The Impact of the HITECH Act on EHR Implementations

Since 2009, Software Advice has gathered data on tens of thousands of practices looking to purchase medical software. We’ve tapped into that data to determine: What percentage of today’s electronic health record (EHR) buyers are replacing paper charts vs. replacing existing software; and, The primary reasons these practices are looking to buy a new EHR [...]

By | 2017-02-23T21:39:48+00:00 June 6th, 2013|Articles, Digital Health|0 Comments

Digital Doctor Visits

How much do you use online tools to communicate with patients? Physicians are increasingly communicating with their patients online.  In a recent article from the Wall Street Journal, it was stated that “generally, the most common digital doctor services are the simplest ones, like paying bills, sending lab results and scheduling appointments, and you will [...]

By | 2015-03-18T01:01:53+00:00 April 25th, 2013|Digital Health|0 Comments

Telehealth Technology Tools

Telehealth technology will be used by an estimated 1.8 million patients worldwide by 2017, according to a report released Sunday by InMedica, Computerworld reports. Some of the key findings included: In 2012, 308,000 patients were monitored via telehealth technology for: Congestive heart failure Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease Diabetes Hypertension Mental health conditions The report found [...]

By | 2015-03-18T01:11:22+00:00 April 4th, 2013|Digital Health|0 Comments

Telehealth

While both telemedicine and telehealth offer great benefits to physicians and patients, telehealth has become one of the most promising evolutions in the health care landscape. The ability to conduct remote visits with patients and monitor their recovery improves access to quality care by removing traditional barriers to healthcare delivery such as distance, mobility and [...]

By | 2015-03-24T00:08:56+00:00 April 2nd, 2013|Digital Health|0 Comments

Top 6 Telehealth Trends for 2013

1/9/2013 -- Federal Telemedicine News Doctor-Patient telehealth will begin to eclipse clinician-to-clinician telehealth Background: To date, much of the action in telehealth has been within hospital systems, where telehealth connects doctors with each other in different clinical facilities. Because early telehealth systems were expensive, hardware-based systems that often required a special rolling cart and camera [...]

By | 2017-02-23T21:39:48+00:00 April 2nd, 2013|Digital Health|0 Comments

3 Future Trends for Telehealth

Written by Kathleen Roney | June 22, 2012 While both telemedicine and telehealth offer great benefits to physicians and patients, telehealth has become one of the most promising evolutions in the health care landscape. The ability to conduct remote visits with patients and monitor their recovery improves access to quality care by removing traditional barriers [...]

By | 2017-02-23T21:39:48+00:00 April 2nd, 2013|Digital Health|0 Comments

Digital Tools for Physicians

Are you integrating digital tools into your practice? Do you think using an ipad during a patient visit would be of benefit? Or do you think it would be too distracting to your patients? Using digital tools in the physician practice and/or hospital is a hot industry trend. The use of tablets by physicians for [...]

By | 2017-02-23T21:39:51+00:00 March 21st, 2013|Digital Health|0 Comments

New EHR Meaningful Use FAQs from CMS

If an eligible provider (EP) practices at an outpatient location, a location other than an inpatient (place of service 21) or emergency department (place of service 23), and that location is only equipped with Certified Electronic Health Records (EHR) Technology certified to the criteria applicable to an inpatient setting, must the EP include that location in their meaningful use calculations?

By | 2017-02-23T21:39:52+00:00 February 26th, 2013|Digital Health|0 Comments