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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 editor@physicianspractice.com.

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The EHR Incentive Programs take a new turn in 2015: the penalty phase. More rule changes may come, but providers shouldn't count on relief.

Here's what you need to know to help you close out your 2014 meaningful use reporting year and get ready for 2015.

If your practice is not getting the most out of its EHR, here are three tips to get your vendor to make it right.

Take training seriously at your practice and you may find that you have a much happier relationship with your EHR system.

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.

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