Electronic Records

Time for a cyber security update? You better believe it

Time for a cyber security update? You better believe it

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Advances in technology and providers who lag behind on updating their information technology systems have created a "perfect storm" of vulnerabilities in healthcare IT security, one expert warned us. Worst of all, providers don't seem to being paying attention.

The power of words

The power of words

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"The pen is mightier than the sword" is an age-old adage that implies that the power of communication — in this case, written communication — is more powerful than a physical weapon. Do you adopt this philosophy with your medical records and rehab documentation? You should.

I couldn't live without ... Nurse Rosie Vital Signs Monitoring

I couldn't live without ... Nurse Rosie Vital Signs Monitoring

As the director of nursing at the 120-bed Camelot Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation center in Granite Falls, NC, Sarah B. Eckard is happy to be able to pull real-time data, thanks to Nurse Rosie's Vital Signs Monitoring. It began using the system in January of this year.

Long-term care providers should be eligible for EHR incentives, providers stress

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Federal health officials need to offer long-term care providers incentives to adopt Stage 3 Meaningful Use criteria for electronic health records, a provider group recommended.

Long-term care providers should be eligible for EHR incentives, providers stress

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Federal health officials need to offer long-term care providers incentives to adopt Stage 3 Meaningful Use criteria for electronic health records, a provider group recommended.

New privacy rule would require providers to track patients' records better

The White House Office of Management and Budget is reviewing a new rule that would expand healthcare provider requirements for tracking patient health records and allowing patients greater access to them.