New York, NY – A group of states and vendors focused on eliminating the barriers to sharing electronic health records (EHRs) today issued a set of technical specifications to standardize connections between healthcare providers, health information exchanges (HIEs) and other data-sharing partners. The specifications are now available for the public to view at www.interopwg.org.

Washington, DC — eMDs, the provider of the nation’s most highly rated electronic health record (EHR), and Delmarva Foundation of the District of Columbia (DFDC), the federally designated Medicare Quality Improvement Organization (QIO) in the District of Columbia, are working together to offer eMDs users in the District free assistance with earning incentives under the Physician’s Quality Reporting System (PQRS) for 2011 and 2012.

AUSTIN, TX – eMDs, a leading provider of electronic health records (EHRs), announced the launch of eMDs Rounds® for the iPhone. The user friendly mobile app combines the power of eMDs Solution Series™ with the mobility of an iPhone, allowing doctors to remotely and securely key patient information from their EHRs via their mobile device.

AUSTIN, TX — eMDs, the provider of the nation’s most highly rated EHR, announced that the physicians at Silver Sage Center for Family Medicine, Drs. Andy Pasternak and Theresa Angermann, are the first priority primary care physicians (PPCPs) in the state of Nevada to attest for Meaningful Use and now qualify to receive federal funds for their efforts. Silver Sage uses eMDs Solution Series™ in their private family practice to improve the quality of patient care and business operations.

AUSTIN, TX – eMDs, a leading provider of electronic health records (EHRs), announced they have been selected as a Meaningful Use Partner by the New York eHealth Collaborative (NYeC). NYeC serves as the federally designated Health Information Technology Regional Extension Center (HITREC) for the state of New York, and works to promote and assist with the adoption of health IT technologies (HIT) across the state as well as develop HIT policies and standards.

Austin, TX – eMDs, the provider of the nation’s most highly rated electronic health record (EHR), congratulates Christopher Wenner, MD, for being recognized on Monday, December 5, 2011, by Minnesota’s Regional Extension Center for Health Information Technology (REC) for his leadership in the nationwide transition toward electronic health records. Dr. Wenner is one of the first providers in Minnesota to attest to Meaningful Use for the Medicare EHR Incentive Program.

A number of EHR (Electronic Health Record) products feature tools that automate the process of determining the E&M (evaluation and management) code for an office visit. When these tools are properly designed and used appropriately, they result in very accurate coding supported by thorough documentation. This can result in very significant and completely justified increases in revenue, not uncommonly reaching tens of thousands of dollars.

How does the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (the "stimulus" bill) apply to medical practices?

The Federal stimulus package contains $19 billion to accelerate the adoption and meaningful use of electronic health records (EHR) and health information technology in doctors' offices. This is part of the new administration's plan to use health information technology to help reduce medical costs and improve the quality of care provided to patients.

A successful Electronic Health Record (EHR) implementation hinges upon choosing the right system for your practice. Equally important is how you approach the process of actually implementing the EHR in your practice. This article will provide recommendations based on knowledge attained from hundreds of successful EHR implementations.

An electronic health record (EHR) that shares a single database with a practice management system is an integral tool that allows physicians to manage their practices more efficiently, reduce overhead and improve the quality of care. This is commonly referred to as an "integrated EHR." Cost is one of the most commonly cited reasons why physicians do not implement these systems.