To FREE or not to FREE

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I just read a post at Healthcare Technology Online called The Truth Behind “free” EHRs. I posted a response to this article on their site, but it is still waiting to be reviewed before it goes live. I the mean time, I’ll give a synopsis and my feeling on the topic. The above mentioned article Read More

Most Docs Won’t Qualify

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I just read an article titled “Most Docs Won’t Qualify for EHR ‘Meaningful Use’”. This article states that …”two-thirds plan to apply or have already applied for meaningful use incentives….” Planning to apply and having already applied are two different animals. I’ve planned to clean my desk for years, but my wife keeps reminding me Read More

Good Deal Going Away

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Meaningful Use Stage 2 brings a variety of changes. I’ll go over these is small segments over the next few months. Right now the topic is what I considered to be a good deal. It really was a loop hole that may not have been in Stage 1 Meaningful Use on purpose. This good deal Read More

Wi-Fi Security

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In the process of accomplishing well over 100 risk assessments, one of the items that is often given “lip service” is wireless network security. At its most basic level, securing a wireless network means assigning a password to the network so not-just-anybody can access the network. Whether this be at the office or a staff Read More

Is Your Data Important?

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How important is your EHR data…to you? How would your practice operate tomorrow if your server did not start? Remember, anymore, even though we refer to the system at an “EHR” it has also taken over the Practice Management (PM) role, too. Back when you felt you were “electronic” you were just using a PM.  Read More