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EMR and EHR: What are the Differences?

October 24, 2014
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Due to changes in the healthcare industry over the years, many doctors and healthcare practices are now making the change to electronic medical records (EMR) and electronic health records (EHR). While many doctors use the terms EMR and EHR interchangeably, EMR and EHR are distinguished from one another in several ways. EMR vs. EHR: The...  read more

Survey: the Benefits of EMR Surpass Potential Privacy Risks

October 9, 2014
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Earlier this year, a survey by Accenture determined that patients with chronic health conditions are more likely to access their Electronic Medical Records (EMR) than patients without serious health concerns. Patients included in the May 2014 survey suffered from health issues ranging from chronic forms of cancer to asthma. 51 percent of the 2,000 patients...  read more

How Electronic Health Records (EHR) Benefit Your Practice

October 3, 2014

Over the past few years, the implementation of electronic health records (EHR) into medical practices has increased significantly. These electronic medical records contain vital information about a specific patient- including their current medications, and personal medical history. These records were first introduced as part of the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH)...  read more

What to Know About Electronic Health Records (EHR)

September 26, 2014

Electronic Health Records (EHR)  are a system of electronic health information, pertaining to an individual patient. These records contain a range of important patient data, including their medical history, allergies, current medications, immunization status, and personal statistics, including age and weight, and billing records. These records were introduced as part of the Health Information Technology...  read more

5 Reasons Why Your Practice Needs a New Site Right Now

June 30, 2014
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There are many advantages to creating a new site using the Dr. Leonardo webuilding tool. Don’t feel tied down to your old, outdated site — Dr. Leonardo even allows you to keep your current domain name! Why You Should Get a New Website: 1) Keep Up with Technology Does your practice’s current site allow you...  read more

HIPAA Snippets: New Videos Aim to Clarify Regulations

June 30, 2014
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Whether you are a physician with an established online reputation or are using the Dr. Leonardo webuilder to create your practice’s first official website, you are most likely already aware that there are federal regulations in place to help you monitor your practice’s digital presence. These terms are included in the Health Insurance Portability and...  read more

Which Medicals Fields Are Embracing EHRs?

June 30, 2014
User Demographics

Although the federal government is calling for physicians across all medical fields to make the change from paper files to electronic health records (EHR), there’s a significant difference in which specialties are adapting to this change and which are falling behind. The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act, which was enacted...  read more

Physicians to Increase Investment in Patient Portals

June 23, 2014

Many medical practices that have not yet set up a patient portal for their patients are expected to purchase or upgrade to one in 2014, a new survey shows. In fact, 35 percent of electronic health records (EHR) users are investing more into their patient engagement infrastructure in 2014 than they did the previous year,...  read more

Picking the Right EHR for You

June 23, 2014

Many physicians who have made the switch from traditional paper filing to electronic health record (EHR) systems are finding that they should have gone with a different EHR. When selecting an EHR or electronic medical record (EMR) system, it’s important to note all of its included features, and whether they accommodate your practice’s unique needs...  read more

Infographic: Physicians & EHR Adoption

June 23, 2014

It’s well known that the number of medical practices that have switched over to electronic medical records (EMR) and electronic health records (EHR) has been steadily on the rise in recent years. In fact, the number of physicians making the change from a paper filing system to digital records has tripled since 2010. Information management...  read more