Monthly Archives: October 2012

Pain Management EMR Can Help Doctors Treat Children in the ER

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The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) published a report this week regarding the relief of pain in pediatric patients in emergency care settings. According to the report, “a systematic approach to pain management and anxiolysis, including staff education and protocol development, can provide comfort to children…and improve staff and family satisfaction.”

By using pain management EMR software, ER physicians can overcome treatment barriers and properly manage pain and stress in children following guidelines recommended by the AAP. Here’s how:

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Physical Therapists Converge In Vegas for Annual Conference

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Are you a physical therapist looking to earn continuing education units (CEU)? Do you want to learn more about physical therapy EMR software or hear stories about issues affecting practices like yours? If so, the PPS/APTA Annual Conference & Exhibition is the place for you.

Organized by the Private Practice Section of the American Physical Therapy Association, this year’s event will take place at the Wynn Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada from Thursday, October 25 through Saturday, October 27.

Attendees who are able to make it to Las Vegas a day early can participate in two pre-conference workshops, “Navigating in an ACO and Shared Savings Environment: The What, Why and How” and “Claims, Coding, Appeals, Audits & Regulations-Stepping It Up a Notch!” which is geared towards practice administrators.

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Converting Your Allscripts MyWay Data to a Certified EMR

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Thinking about replacing your Allscripts EMR system? You’re not alone. After Allscripts announced earlier this month that it was halting all sales and development of its MyWay product – and that the EMR will not be ICD-10 or meaningful use stage 2 compliant – many physicians have begun considering making the transition to another fully certified EMR that meets their practice’s needs.

Despite the fact that Allscripts is offering to upgrade current MyWay users for free to their Professional Suite EMR, the Professional Suite solution may not be the best option for many smaller practice physicians. Plus, if you are going to have to go through a new implementation period anyway, it might as well be with an EMR of your choosing and not the standard, across-the-board solution that Allscripts is offering to each of its MyWay users.

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Providers Prepare for Stage 2 of Meaningful Use

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Meaningful Use stage 2 guidelines build on stage 1, promote data exchange and patient engagement.

While many providers are still knee deep in the first stage of meaningful use, countless others have yet to implement an EMR system, much less attest to meaningful use. Still, many medical professionals have already started preparing for meaningful use stage 2. Understanding what is expected from providers for meaningful use is the best way to prepare and to ensure that objectives and reporting requirements are met.

When will I need to begin reporting?  The earliest that any eligible hospital or provider can attest to meaningful use stage 2 is 2014. To do so, healthcare professionals must first demonstrate two years of meaningful use under the criteria for stage 1.

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Treating Patients at a Distance with Telemedicine EMR

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Telemedicine services allow medical professionals to provide care at a distance by using videoconferencing technologies and other digital IT solutions. Additionally, with telemedicine EMR software physicians can easily incorporate telehealth data into their patients’ electronic health records. This allows medical professionals to keep accurate documentation of their patient encounters, whether or not the patient is physically in the office.

Who can benefit from telemedicine?

Through telemedicine and telemonitoring, physicians are able to monitor patients’ health from afar, eliminating distance barriers and allowing patients to receive medical services despite healthcare facilities not being easily accessible. Some of the people who benefit from telemedicine include:

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