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When reflecting on 2011, many reminisce upon a successful year. A year filled with rewards and some tribulations, but every goal met and challenges overcame was in great part due to team effort and collaboration of each practice. It was evidently one of the hardest years in the health IT history. Within a single year,  [ Read More ]

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 specifies three main components of Meaningful Use: 1. The use of a certified EHR in a meaningful manner, such as e-prescribing. 2. The use of certified EHR technology for electronic exchange of health information to improve quality of health care. 3. The use of certified EHR technology  [ Read More ]

On Feb. 17, 2009, Congress passed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 at the urging of President Obama, who signed it into law four days later. A direct response to the economic crisis, the Recovery Act has three immediate goals: • Create new jobs and save existing ones • Spur economic activity and  [ Read More ]

An Electronic Health Record (EHR) is an electronic version of a patients medical history, that is maintained by the provider over time, and may include all of the key administrative clinical data relevant to that persons care under a particular provider, including demographics, progress notes, problems, medications, vital signs, past medical history, immunizations, laboratory data  [ Read More ]

ICD-10 (International Classification of Diseases, 10th Edition) The ICD is the international standard diagnostic classification for all general epidemiological, many health management purposes and clinical use. These include the analysis of the general health situation of population groups and monitoring of the incidence and prevalence of diseases and other health problems in relation to other  [ Read More ]

The mission of NCPDP (National Council for Prescription Drug Programs) is clear: to create and promote data interchange standards for the pharmacy services sector of the health care industry, and to provide information and resources that educate the industry and support the diverse needs of our members. As needs within the industry are identified, standards  [ Read More ]

HIPAA: Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act The HIPAA Privacy Rule provides federal protections for personal health information held by covered entities and gives patients an array of rights with respect to that information. At the same time, the Privacy Rule is balanced so that it permits the disclosure of personal health information needed for  [ Read More ]