Is EHR voice recognition the same as dictation? No, and that’s a good thing!


Dictation comes easily to most physicians, especially those who started their careers before EHR systems existed or became the norm. Dictation is a tried and true practice. Why mess with something that works? The problem is, dictation in the traditional sense requires transcription, which is very costly, delays essential updates to medical records, and more

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ChartLogic Advances its Electronic Health Record Suite with Cutting-Edge Revenue Cycle Management from Kareo


Salt Lake City, UT, June 2, 2014 — ChartLogic, a leader in electronic health record solutions for specialty and primary care physician practices, today announced a partnership with billing solutions powerhouse, Kareo, that will allow the company to offer its clients best-of-breed revenue cycle management. ChartLogic is known for harnessing the power of intelligent voice

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ChartLogic EHR 8.1 Attains ONC-ACB Complete EHR 2014 Edition Certification


Salt Lake City, UT, March 7, 2014 — ChartLogic, Inc. announced today that ChartLogic EHR 8.1 is 2014 Edition compliant and has been certified as a Complete EHR Ambulatory by the Drummond Group, an ONC-ACB, in accordance with the applicable certification criteria adopted by the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

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Confirmed Yet Again: No Meaningful Use or ICD-10 Delays


Despite rumors that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) would be making an announcement regarding stage 2 of meaningful use at HIMSS this week, deadlines for both meaningful use and ICD-10 remain firmly in place. Regarding ICD-10, CMS administrator Marilyn Tavenner clearly stated that there would be no more delays. “Let’s face it

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The HITECH Act: 5 Years Later


This week marks the five-year anniversary of the launch of the HITECH Act. The act includes the meaningful use program; $25 billion was set aside to encourage the adoption of electronic health records (EHR). In a blog post, Tom Leary, vice president of government relations at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), summarized

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HITPC Recommends 7 New Objectives for Stage 3 Meaningful Use


The HIT Policy Committee recently submitted its recommendations for stage 3 of meaningful use, which includes seven new objectives that aren’t included in stage 2. Most of the other recommendations simply enhance or maintain what’s already in play for stage 2. The seven new objectives recommended are as follows: Order tracking for eligible professionals (EPs)

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Preview of HIMSS14


This year’s Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) annual meeting will be held in Orlando from February 23 to 27. According to iHealthBeat, here are a few things attendees can expect. Keynote speeches New national coordinator for health IT Karen DeSalvo and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will both be speaking during the

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Interoperability: The Top Health IT Priority for 2014


Karen DeSalvo, recently appointed national coordinator for health IT, inherited a huge job and even bigger challenges when she took over the ONC after Farzad Mostashari’s departure. She has defined several top priorities for 2014, interoperability being at the top. DeSalvo has already outlined a five-step plan that will help ONC improve healthcare and decrease

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CMS Gives EPs an Extra Month to Attest for 2013 Meaningful Use Incentives


CMS has extended the 2013 meaningful use attestation deadline for eligible professionals (EPs) and some hospitals participating in the Medicare portion of the EHR Incentive Program. EPs now have until March 31 (original deadline: February 28) to attest for a 2013 payment. Reporting must still have been completed by Dec. 31, 2013, however. “The extension

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