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October 2008 E Newsletter


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eMedicalFiles eNewsletter for October 2008

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October 2008 E Newsletter

  1. 1. eNewsletter eMedicalFiles® Announcement eMedicalFiles® Announces Company Links Consultive e-Newsletter Our Website Atlanta, GA - October 18, 2008 - eMedicalFiles® begins its launch to Products provide answers to who, what, where, when, why and how hospitals, community health centers, physicians and practice managers will deal Services with the growing need for the understanding of Electronic Health Records (EHR). We will provide valuable information on what is needed for a More About Us Certification Commission for Healthcare Information Technology (CCHIT®) application. We will keep our readers informed on how technology Articles enhances, safeguards and provides financial benefits from becoming an Practice Management Price electronic office. We look forward to providing you with this service. Guide Sincerely, New England Journal of Judson P. Bruno Medicine National Sales Manager Website Your average cost IntelliFinger™ "What is the average cost to start implementing an Electronic Health Screen Shots Record system in your office? " Practice Management MGMA Digest did a survey and Electronic Health Records recorded the annual revenues of the major companies and what the average IntelliFinger™ capital cost per Full Time Equivalent (FTE). The average was a range of $25,001 - $50,000 per FTE. The average Practice Management operating cost per FTE physician per month was around $251 - $500. Reports Insurance Verfication When choosing a vendor make sure that you fully understand what you are paying for. Paying a large amount for implementation might not Drug/Lab/Allergy provide you the flexibility you are looking for in a customizable application. In addition, paying a lower initial and monthly Sample Forms rate sometimes sets you up for out growing your EHR before you know it. Review the survey... Our Partners Three good reasons to purchase an EHR today file:///H|/Newsletter%20pages/October_2008_eNewsletter.htm[1/3/2010 2:53:00 PM]
  2. 2. eNewsletter by CCHIT STAFF email link 1. Delaying could mean that you are also delaying your eligibility for pay-for- performance and other programs. It could take time-two years or more-for you to start up a new EHR system, collect data and implement a meaningful quality improvement mechanism that would lead to your receiving incentive payments under these programs. Waiting could cause you to miss several years of potential incentive payments, liability insurance discounts, and Up Coming Events other benefits. 2. In a competitive environment, it might be hard to catch up with In October medical practices that implement EHR systems sooner. Practices with EHR systems gain a head start in measuring and improving Florida Hospital Association quality, increasing efficiency, and providing better service for October 16-17 patients. Orlanda, FL 3. Having an EHR is becoming a notable benefit when attempting to MGMA recruit new physicians. (In fact, James Morrow, MD, mentioned October 19-22 this during his interview for the EHR Decisions podcast.) San Diego, CA Physician's Guide to CCHIT Certification CCHIT Incentive Index for Physicians Texas Association of Community Health Centers October 27-28 In November American Society of Regional Anesthesia and The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Electronic Health Pain Medicine Record (EHR) Demonstration Project is a five-year, Medicare project that November 20-23 will provide incentive payments to physicians for using certified Huntington Beach, CA electronic health records to improve the quality of patient care. If you are interested in this project please contact: Altamese Morris, Executive Assistant Office of Health Information Technology & Transparency Office - 404-656-7282 Fax - 404-656-9655 Email - If you would like information on the project please open these links and please fill out the survey... Georgia EHR Project Georgia EHR Community Partnership Georgia EHR Project Survey file:///H|/Newsletter%20pages/October_2008_eNewsletter.htm[1/3/2010 2:53:00 PM]
  3. 3. eNewsletter About eMedicalFiles® We're an industry leader in the integration of EHR, biometric and Internet technologies. We assist patients, physicians, healthcare systems, third-party payers and government agencies in their quest for a healthcare system that's web-based, easy to use, interoperable and secure. Read More by clicking the login... Next month's e-newsletter with be on streamlining your day to day operations. 2008 TEPR™ Mediolegal Award Winner 2006 CCHIT® EHR Solution Forward email Email Marketing by This email was sent to by Update Profile/Email Address | Instant removal with SafeUnsubscribe™ | Privacy Policy. eMedicalFiles® | 7100 Peachtree Dunwoody Road | 3rd Floor | Atlanta | GA | 30328 file:///H|/Newsletter%20pages/October_2008_eNewsletter.htm[1/3/2010 2:53:00 PM]