Posts Tagged EMR

EMR Systems and Provider Databases

Thursday, October 29th, 2015 | Permalink

As EMR implementation continues, there is increasing awareness of the lack of accuracy and utility of the Provider Databases that underlie new systems.  This reflects the heightened emphasis on accuracy required by HIPAA regulations in communicating patient PHI, but also the lack of resources available to provide quality external Provider information.

Typically the new EMR system allows either self or batch enrollment of the client’s internal and/or credentialed provider file. (more…)

EMR vs. EHR and why Provider Data as a Service matters

Friday, August 3rd, 2012 | Permalink

The EMR vs. EHR description below may seem like a semantic argument and is not agreed to by all vendors. However, we need to remember the massive federal funds being driven into Healthcare IT are supposed to solve what can be viewed as THE major health care challenge….a communication problem.  The work being done by FolioMed around Provider Data as a Service can be viewed as the missing piece ( aka the telephone/address/specialty/affiliation/ contact directory). Regardless of it being called an EMR or an EHR if the Provider data is not highly accurate then it fails to solve the communication problem. Provider Data as a Service effectively solve the communication problem

What’s the Difference? (more…)

Provider Directory’s ‘Rosetta Stone’

Tuesday, June 12th, 2012 | Permalink

The title of this blog post might suggest something exotic or foreign or mysterious to some readers. Well, it may be just that… but we will do almost anything to get a bit of attention for Provider Data as a Service (PDAAS), a topic we feel is extremely important for our clients and all healthcare leaders to better understand… especially with the need for accurate Provider ‘demographic’ information that will be required to meet interoperability standards.

The ‘Rosetta Stone’ …like the famous stone translating Egyptian hieroglyphs into the Greek alphabet for comprehension…. also translates Provider demographics into an accurate and useful and comprehensive Provider Directory.

What is this ‘Rosetta Stone’ link? (more…)


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