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How Medical Practices Can Stay Ahead of EHR Adoption

EHR implementation is still the most pressing tech problem for physicians, according to our 2014 Technology Survey, Sponsored by Kareo, but the factors vary among independent and hospital-employed physicians.

Also, check out full results from the 2014 survey of 1,400 medical practices nationwide.

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By continuing to use certain programs, including your EHR, you allow access to your data. Here's some guidance keeping your information private.

Your practice's EHR contains a wealth of data. But are you using that data to help keep your patients healthy?

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Don't be afraid of big data. Instead, use it to bring meaningful change to your practice to help patients and staff.

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After 18 years, the hospital where I see patients is getting an EHR. It's hard for me to see the value for physicians and patients going forward.

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Cyber risk isn't just a technology issue. It affects your entire business, so have a plan in place and mitigated through education and risk management.

ICD-10 Charts is a free tool to aid the coding transition, but also a gift from a son to his internist father to keep his private medical practice alive.

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When you look for guidance on the sustainability of technology, look to the government. No, not HHS, but instead the U.S. Department of Defense.

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