Monthly Archives: September 2017

What is the Difference Between EHR and EMR?

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“EMR” and “EHR” are terms that refer to two separate methods of recording patient data. However, the terms have become widely synonymous, and can cause confusion amongst patients. “EMR” stands for “electronic medical record” and “EHR” stands for “electronic health record”.  Upon first glance, it may sound as though the two terms could be used in the same context.  However, there are actually significant differences between the two that are important to note. read more

Leading EHR, Billing & Practice Management Software Demonstrated Live at Academy of Integrative Pain Management Conference in San Diego CA October 19th – 22nd

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The Academy of Integrative Pain Management 2017 conference in San Diego, CA will take place at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront located on the San Diego Bay, adjacent to the Gaslamp Quarter, from October 19th to 22nd. As the only clinical meeting dedicated to integrative pain management, the conference is set to host the largest network of pain care professionals. With leaders, influencers and innovators in pain care management in attendance, joined by multidisciplinary clinicians from around the country, this is an event not to be missed. read more

Leading EMR Software Demonstrated Live at American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Annual Assembly in Denver, CO October 12th – 15th

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This year’s American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Annual Assembly will take place in Denver, CO at the Colorado Convention Center on October 12-15. With over 170 companies exhibiting, the AAPM&R annual assembly gathers together the largest group of exhibitors displaying products and services specifically tailored for physical medicine and rehabilitation physicians.

1st Providers Choice provides fully-certified physical medicine EMR solutions for physiatrists and rehabilitation medicine specialists. Software solutions are specifically designed for ease of use, and include speedy scheduling, efficient access to clinical documentation, and billing that includes all of the current ICD and CPT codes for PM&R specialists.

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Why You Need Interoperability in Your Practice

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Almost every healthcare practice in the US has an EMR, but are their systems interoperable? As we move into MACRA implementation, the government is pushing for connectivity of healthcare computer systems so that data can be shared within a care community. Due to the recent health information exchange (HIE), which is the mobilization of healthcare information electronically across organizations within a region, community or hospital system, the need for interoperability has never been greater. A lack of interoperability in your practice can reduce your practice’s effectiveness and efficiency, and may decrease patient satisfaction. read more