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Meaningful Use: Answers to the Most Frequently Asked Questions (Part IV)

Posted by Samantha McAlister on 11/25/2015
Last week we held a webinar designed to assist your practice in its Meaningful Use attestation process. Unsurprisingly, many of you had several questions regarding Meaningful Use as we understand that this can be a complicated process. To help make your attestation process easier, we've answered the most frequently asked Meaningful Use questions and have split it up into a four-part series. ... Read More

Nextech Ranked Top Ophthalmology EHR Vendor for 2015

Posted by Tycene Fritcher on 11/20/2015
Every year, Black Book Market Research releases 2015 healthcare industry surveys across multiple specialties, ranking the top electronic health record vendors in each specialty. We’re thrilled to announce that Nextech's MDIntelleSys solution was ranked as the No. 1 Ophthalmology EHR vendor in Black Book’s 2015 Ophthalmology Survey! This newest accolade adds to what has already been a very ... Read More

EHR Usage Rates State-by-State

Posted by Drew Laing on 11/19/2015
Ever wonder what state uses an electronic health record the most? Well, now we know. A survey conducted by Black Book Market Research analyzed how many medical practices -- of any size, specialty and location -- utilized their "EHR beyond basic functionalities" in each state. Read More

Third-Party Messaging Apps Creating Greater HIPAA Security Risks

Posted by Nathan Brown on 11/16/2015
A recent study conducted and released by NetSfere Enterprise Messaging took a close look at how messaging apps are being used in today’s business world.  Some of the study’s findings regarding security practices are, unfortunately, rather disturbing.  Based in these findings, it would seem that many healthcare businesses and organizations who handle PHI (providers, practices, insurers, and payers ... Read More

Proposed Bill in Congress Aims to Provide Relief for Meaningful Use Stage 2

Posted by Drew Laing on 11/11/2015
Congress could potentially bring some relief to medical practices currently attesting to Meaningful Use Stage 2.  Last week, Representative Tom Price (R-GA) proposed the Meaningful Use Hardship Relief Act of 2015, which would "authorize a blanket Meaningful Use significant hardship exemption for the 2015 reporting period due to the delay in timely publication of the Stage 2 Meaningful Use ... Read More