Avicenna Medical Blog

FDA Silence on Chronic Disease Management Software

Posted by Yehuda Bechar on Mon, Nov 08, 2010 @ 01:56 PM

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...

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EMR CCHIT Certification

Posted by Yehuda Bechar on Thu, Sep 16, 2010 @ 11:20 AM

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.

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A Smarter EHR?

Posted by Yehuda Bechar on Mon, Sep 13, 2010 @ 10:22 PM

Much has been made of the introduction of Electronic Health ( or Medical ) Records as a means of controlling health costs and improving quality. Despite the medical community’s quick embrace of technology to treat disease, physicians have been reluctant to adopt medical records to the same degree as other technologies. Many have characterized physicians as stodgy curmudgeons, stubbornly clinging their antiquated, overstuffed records in the face of rapidly evolving times. The reality is that you...
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EMRs, Meaningful Use and the stimulus money

Posted by Yehuda Bechar on Fri, May 07, 2010 @ 10:37 AM

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.

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