Avicenna Medical Systems, a medical software developer, is pleased to announce that The Department of Veterans Affairs Veterans VISN 10, will be deploying Avicenna’s medication reconciliation solution, MedRec, across 13 medical centers and 58 outpatient clinics.
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In the wake of the HITECH Act, which encourages healthcare providers to use Electronic Health Records (EHR) through subsidies and reduced Medicare payments, patients may know that providers routinely store and transmit electronically their personal health-related information. Patients with chronic diseases might, however, be surprised to learn that many aspects of their medical care, from the interpretation of lab results, to medication dosage calculations and treatment recommendations, are...
No one asked (well at least not publicly), but I wanted to share my opinions on what EMR vendors should be doing in regards to EHR certification. I guess you could say this is a small sample of the advice I’d offer as an EMR vendor advisor albeit not EMR vendor specific and with less detail. Take it for what it’s worth.
Do you want to get the stimulus money? Of course, every body wants to get a piece of the pie. But that money comes with some strings attached. Your organization needs to demonstrate the use of an EMR within the Meaningful Use criteria.
Here are the facts:
"One of six Americans who visit emergency rooms due to adverse drug-related events will need to be hospitalized. Drugs that commonly require monitoring in outpatient settings accounted for over half of all unintentional drug overdoses that resulted in an emergency room visit. With monitoring, clinicians can adjust the patient's dosage to prevent avoidable adverse events."
How can I make sure all my patients have the information they need to be safe?
That is a common question we get from many of our clinics. We develop chronic disease management software with configurations for many different specialties. But one thing they all have in common is the education page.