Electronic Medical Records

Documentation is like cotton candy

Documentation is like cotton candy

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Very often, the nursing progress note documentation is like cotton candy. You think it looks really good but when you get down to it, it's just a sticky mess! Or, just a bunch of fluff with no substance. Electronic medical records systems often compound this issue.

RTMS launches new website

Real Time Medical Systems has created a new website and announced a rebranding of its corporate and product identities.

Mobile MedSoft completes certification process

RNA Holdings, LLC, also known as Mobile MedSoft, has announced the successful completion of the PrescribersConnection Long Term Care 10.6P Certification process.

McKnight's Roundtable: Prescription for change

McKnight's Roundtable: Prescription for change

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When top long-term care executives and physicians meet, visions for a new future of longterm care technology, care processes and payment mechanisms soon follow

Large nonprofit LTC providers have embraced electronic health records, information exchange lags, survey finds

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The nation's largest not-for-profit long-term care providers have implemented electronic health records, but there is still much room for growth when it comes to the sharing of digital data, according to a recently released survey.

McKnight's Roundtable: Changes ahead

McKnight's Roundtable: Changes ahead

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Top long-term care officers tackled some of the field's main challenges, exchanged perspectives on new opportunities and shared ideas on what the future might hold.

Practice Fusion announces additional financing

Practice Fusion announces additional financing

Practice Fusion has announced a $70 million Series D financing round. The new funding brings the company's total capital raise to $134 million. The investment will accelerate Practice Fusion's "continued leadership in the electronic medical record (EMR) market, expand its offerings to patients and power new clinical data research and development," the company said.

Parker Jewish Institute implements robust information sharing, wins award for top-notch transitions between care settings

Parker Jewish Institute implements robust information sharing, wins award for top-notch transitions between care settings

Long-term care providers are under increasing pressure to manage transitions into and out of their centers, as the nation's healthcare system enters an era of greater coordination. Parker Jewish Institute for Health Care and Rehabilitation is on the leading edge of this movement, showing how technology can improve patient outcomes during the transition process. For this, the nonprofit won top honors in the McKnight's Excellence in Technology Awards.

Oct. 1 webcast discusses providers achieving quality through medical records interoperability

Creating a seamless flow of demographic and clinical patient information between acute and post-acute facilities will be critical for future long-term care success. McKnight's will host a webcast Oct. 1 to help bring providers the latest on achieving quality through electronic medical records interoperability. The free event will begin at 2 p.m. Eastern. The title of the session is, "Driving Care Coordination: Efficiencies & Quality Through LTPAC EMR Interoperability with Referral Partners."

OIG: Electronic health records vulnerable to mispayments

OIG: Electronic health records vulnerable to mispayments

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EMRs are expected to become the norm for healthcare providers in the future. But in the infancy of their use, they lack oversight and safeguards, a new report says.

Companion Care breaks into new market segment

Companion Care of America has reached an agreement with Presbyterian Homes of Georgia to provide all of its skilled nursing residents with MEDIVista.

Hearthstone awarded top Transitions prize in McKnight's Technology Awards

Hearthstone awarded top Transitions prize in McKnight's Technology Awards

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By adopting a wireless daily living documentation tool, Hearthstone Health Center lowered its hospital readmission rates by 5.5%. That earned Hearthstone the Gold Award in the Transitions category of the McKnight's Technology Awards — Connect Our World.

MediMatrix partners with Optimus EMR

A new information sharing relationship between MediMatrix and Optimus EMR will improve care for the nation's oldest residents, according to both firms.

State privacy laws could be slowing electronic medical record adoption

The call for widespread adoption of electronic medical records has prompted some states to pass stringent privacy laws to protect their residents against fraud or identity theft. But a new analysis finds these laws seem to significantly diminish the effectiveness of the new technology.

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