Posts Tagged EMR Systems

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…)

Electronic Medical Record Successful Usage –Fact or Figment?

Wednesday, June 5th, 2013 | Permalink

Recently Health and Human Services announced that it had exceeded its target of Electronic Medical Record (EMR) implementation by paying more that 50% of ‘Eligible Professionals’ almost $6 billion in incentive payments (with more to come)based on their ‘Meaningful Use’ of EMR systems. All of this effort is an outgrowth of the requirements in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA), the so-called Stimulus Bill.

Indeed this can be seen as a milestone in the overarching effort to migrate the healthcare industry to EMRs but more importantly introduce interoperability between healthcare parties for EMR transmissions via Health Information Exchanges (HIEs).

Moreover the industry, which is the beneficiary of the incentive payments, has by and large endorsed the program.

But, is this an unqualified success? There do appear to be several considerations that might temper this ‘success’. (more…)

 

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