Avery Hurt

Avery Hurt

Avery Hurt is a freelance writer based in Birmingham, Ala. Her work has appeared in publications including Newsweek, The New Physician, Muse, Parents, USA Today, and the Washington Post. E-mail her at

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One of the keys to successful implementation of EHRs is good communications with your vendor. Here are four tips to a better dialogue.

When your EHR is no longer working for your practice, it may be time to search for a new product.

Smart use of your patient portal can not only help physicians meet meaningful use rules, but also foster better patient interactions.

The gap between having an EHR and meeting meaningful use is wide. Here are three tips to narrow the divide.

Providing your patients with useful clinical summaries to meet meaningful-use requirements might be trickier than you expect.

In the three years since the first providers began attesting, meaningful use has already started benefiting patients.

The Stage 2 rules of meaningful use call for a security risk analysis of your practice. Here are some common sources of data loss to examine.

CMS has offered a bit of a reprieve to eligible providers struggling to meet the meaningful use guidelines for Stage 2. Here are the details.

Running behind on the meaningful use requirements for the EHR Incentive Programs? It might not be as bad as it seems for your practice.

Getting your patients to use your patient portal may not be as hard as you think. Here's why.


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