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Why Should You Convert Your Patient Data?

The last decade has witnessed significant growth in the adoption of electronic health records (EHRs). Simultaneously, health organizations have been looking for ways to change EHR providers while maintaining access to and integrity of patient data.

The two largest reasons for EHR provider changes for health systems, hospitals, and private practices are medical provider dissatisfaction and mergers and acquisitions. To prepare for these changes, many health organizations are turning to automated EHR data conversion.  Read More

Why Should You Convert Your Patient Data?
What is EHR Data Conversion?

What is EHR Data Conversion?

The concept of the Electronic Health Record (EHR), or the electronic record of patient information and physician encounters, dates back to the late 1960s. While progress was initially slow, the late 1990s and 2000s saw substantial progress toward adoption as a result of the convergence of technological advancements and new regulations. During the George W. Bush administration the budget for healthcare IT doubled, the National of Health Information Coordinator position was created, and there was a call for industry-wide adoption by 2014.

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Strong Leadership is Crucial in your Data Conversion Project

Strong Leadership is Crucial in your Data Conversion Project

If you plan on undergoing a data conversion project in the near future, you may want to take a close look at your leadership. It is a common misconception that the conversion will take care of itself while the data conversion specialist is performing the transfer. In many cases, there needs to be certain leadership in place that can answer questions quickly and effectively. A data conversion project should not be taken lightly. Believe it or not, the strength of your leadership throughout the project will greatly impact the success of the data conversion project. Here are a few things to consider.

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Keystone IT Calls for Meaningful Use Changes

This September, the American Medical Association (AMA) joined with 41 medical societies to urge Congress and the administration to pause the final stages of the federal government’s Meaningful Use program. The coalition of physician groups believes that moving forward with the Meaningful Use program as it currently stands would undermine the implementation of Medicare payment reforms. The call for a delay from this coalition is just the latest in a growing number of experts who are calling for a substantive change in the implementation of Meaningful Use.

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4 Red Flags to Look For When Hiring Senior Housing Care Staff

4 Red Flags to Look For When Hiring Senior Housing Care Staff

It’s amazing how some people hire caregivers. In one recent study, researchers found that home health agencies run a pretty loose ship. Less than a third (26 percent) said they required “prior life experiences” specific to caregiving. Over half (58 percent) said skills competency assessments were based on the applicant’s own self-reporting, rather than on external measures.

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