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September 01, 2012
Early adopters of health information technology have been creating electronic health records for over 10 years. With the creation of the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act and its incentives, the pace of clinical data accumulation is accelerating.
August 01, 2012
Storing data remotely allows for access from anywhere using the Internet, so, for example, a cloud-based EMR allows urologists in your practice to access and update charts from home or on the road using a smartphone or tablet.
Urologists use apps on phones and tablets for the benefit of patients and their own convenience.
February 01, 2012
This article defines meaningful use, lists the elements necessary to qualify for those elusive meaningful use incentives, and helps you decide whether and when your practice might want to engage in the process of EHR implementation.
October 01, 2011
Urologists at Cleveland Clinic have undertaken a pilot program involving modification of a commercial electronic medical record (EMR) system to facilitate clinical research and clinical practice outcomes analysis in a way that overcomes the obstacles presented by the record-keeping technology.
September 01, 2011
meridianEMR announced that it has filed a lawsuit against Intuitive Medical Software, the developer and marketer of UroChartEHR software, in the U.S. District Court of New Jersey.
August 11, 2011
The American Medical Association and 91 state and specialty medical societies, including the AUA, recently submitted formal comments to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services on the proposed changes to the electronic prescribing penalty program.
June 01, 2011
Urologists say they don't have time to participate in blogs, but some do embrace the medium.
May 15, 2011
Web-based communication has become increasingly important for creating a more effective patient experience.
May 01, 2011
Some urologists have started experimenting with social media due to patient demand. Others are taking a wait-and-see approach while weighing the benefits and possible drawbacks.
March 10, 2011
More than 21,000 health care providers initiated registration for the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs in January, and four states reported initial Medicaid incentive payments totaling more than $20 million, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services reported.
October 01, 2010
Peter Bretan, MD, a urologist in private practice in Novato, CA, is the sole urologist for a company specializing in telemedicine-in this case, the use of robots to connect with computers at great distance from the bedside of the patient.
August 01, 2010
For busy clinicians, new technologies promise savings in time as well as costs?in theory. But in practice, is this actually true? The jury is still out.
July 01, 2010
With more and more doctors making use of e-mail, it is important to learn proper etiquette when communicating with patients.
June 01, 2010
Along with their ability to standardize and improve record keeping and communication, EHRs also have medicolegal implications, both benefits and possible drawbacks.
In the Internet Age, it's all about making sure that Google ranks you on page one in position one.
There's lot to think about when it comes to adopting an electronic health record system.
April 07, 2010
Should a physician send his or her patients a "friend request" on Facebook? Social networking poses new challenges with new rules for doctors and other professionals who embrace it.
April 01, 2010
Urologists share the software and technology they would most recommend to colleagues.
March 01, 2010
When it comes to making a good first impression on patients, one area that should not be overlooked is your practice's Web site.