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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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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.

Whether they think it is good or bad news, savvy physicians will use the extra time to prepare their practices for the ICD-10 coding transition wisely.

There's plenty to do to get your medical practice ready for ICD-10, but proper training tops the list.

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