Archive for July, 2012

Physician EMR Usage-An Overview

Posted by becca on July 26, 2012 in News

Electronic Medical Record use is clearly a topic that dominates the health information technology world.  With benefits including improved patient care stemming from increased physician collaboration, broader medical record accessibility, and error prevention software features, it is easy to support the government’s goal of 100% EMR usage across all healthcare facilities.  While EMRs certainly offer advantages to healthcare professionals and patients across the board, physicians remain as one of the most (if not the most) important sects whose usage of EMRs can transform the care the population receives.  Let’s examine the facts to-date surrounding physician EMR use. …Continue reading

Health Information Technology Jobs Through H.I.T. Staffing Companies-The Benefits

Posted by becca on July 20, 2012 in News

Epic jobs, NextGen jobs, and Allscripts jobs are all among the most sought-after positions in the H.I.T. world.  Luckily, for many H.I.T. professionals, the need for these EMR experts is high as facilities navigate through EHR implementations as well as Meaningful Use guidelines (including Stage 2).  Accordingly, with the need for H.I.T. experts high, it brings up the question, “where is the best place to work?”  The options include working for facilities in permanent positions, working as an independent contractor, or working through a staffing agency on contract assignments.  While each of these possibilities offer their own advantages and disadvantages, working with a staffing firm holds benefits that cannot be ignored. …Continue reading

Stage 2 Meaningful Use- An Overview

Posted by becca on July 10, 2012 in News

Meaningful use is a hot topic for health information technology professionals everywhere as they strive to oversee the adoption and implementation of EHR policies and operations that will advance the care their facilities provide and allow them to receive Medicare and Medicaid incentive payments along the way.  As we discussed in our previous blog, meaningful use is broadly defined by the government as providers needing “to show they’re using certified EHR technology in ways that can be measured significantly in quality and in quantity” (see the HRSA website for more information) and is scheduled to be rolled out in three phases.  …Continue reading

MEDITECH EMR Software-An Overview

Posted by becca on July 2, 2012 in News

MEDITECH EMR software solutions are the new focus of the company’s H.I.T. offerings, which has benefitted many healthcare organizations nationwide as they continue to expand and enhance their services.  From the launch of their new 6.0 EMR platform to the continual emphasis on providing real-time patient information across all continuums of care, MEDITECH has proven itself to be a solid EMR software system provider. …Continue reading