Healthcare providers have struggled with the need to comply with HIPAA, protect patient privacy and share information.
No matter how hard they try, health care providers are finding it increasingly difficult to ignore electronic health records, and transitioning from paper charts to computers is not easy. Here are some tips to help work through that process.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is evaluating clinical data entered into its CROWNWeb system by participating Phase 2 facilities against that provided by dialysis facilities nationwide.
For nephrology practices bringing a new physician on board and physicians searching for a practice, success ultimately is measured in terms of establishing a long-term relationship that meets the most critical needs of all involved and results in a seamless integration of new clinical staff.
When it comes to negotiating a physician agreement with a third-party payer, knowledge is power. There is a direct correlation between your level of success and how well-informed you are about payers’ needs, their knowledge, and their bargaining strategies.
The first part of this article, which appeared in the August issue, discussed the benefits of the electronic health record, how to decide whether it is justified for a particular practice, and how to select and purchase a system. This second part provides guidance for installation and implementation.
An electronic health record (EHR) is an electronically stored documentation of a patient’s total medical history, including records from all sources—the clinician’s office, hospitals, other physicians, and pharmacies. The adoption of EHRs can transform your practice.