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Lead Blogger: Seth Flam, DO

Dr. Flam is one of the founders of HealthFusion and serves as the company's CEO and President. He is board certified in Family Practice and is one of the creative forces behind MediTouch EHR.

e-Prescribing (eRx) Incentive Program Hardship Exemptions from CMS

CMS Meaningful Use EHR software
On November 1st the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) made an adjustment to the 2013 Electronic Prescribing (eRx) Program’s payment exemptions. CMS’ adjustment finalized two new e-Prescribing hardship exemption categories pertaining to the EHR Medicare and Medicaid Incentive Program in the 2013 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Rule. The new eRx hardship exemptions from CMS are as follows: Eligible professionals who achieve meaningful use during certain eRx timeframes. For the 2013 eRx payment adjustment, this will include any eligible professional who achieved meaningful use during January 1, 2011 through June 30, […] Continue Reading

Meaningful Use Stage 2 Final Rule Released – Reporting Period Reduced

Today, August 23, 2012, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Service (CMS) released the Final Rule for Meaningful Use Stage 2. With regard to timing most of the Stage 2 Rule is what we expected and planned upon, such as the delay of Stage 2 until 2014. However, there was one element of the final rule that pleasantly surprised even us, and should do the same for our MediTouch users. Continue Reading

EHR/EMR News and Healthcare IT Updates from Around the Web for the Week of August 17, 2012

Much has happened since the last time we reported on the state of the EHR/EMR and Healthcare IT landscape. This week we will attempt to summarize some of the major events impacting current and potential MediTouch EHR users. Time Is Running Out to Earn Meaningful Use Incentives As we’ve stated in a previous blog post, the Meaningful Use train is leaving the station, so time is running out to maximize the full Meaningful Use incentive payments for first year users. October 1 is the last day any practice can begin the Meaningful […] Continue Reading

EHR News and Healthcare IT Updates from Around the Web — Week of June 15, 2012

Another slow news week in the world of Healthcare IT, but there is some potentially serious EHR news to which all providers should pay attention. EHR and EMR Software Is Widely Used, But Many Vendors Fail to Meet Meaningful Use Measures MediTouch EHR® users need not worry; MediTouch® was one of the first EHR/EMR vendors in the nation to be fully certified for all Meaningful Use measures, and our providers have been successfully attesting to Meaningful Use for some time. However, for many providers in California using alternative EHR/EMR vendor software this […] Continue Reading

EHR News and Healthcare IT Updates from Around the Web — Week of June 8, 2012

Not much in the way of healthcare news around the Web this week of June 8, 2012. However, there are a couple stories that should be of interest to MediTouch® users, as well as those still weighing their EHR and practice management options. Discontent with Current EHR Vendor at Western Kentucky Leads to EHR Switch As HealthFusion founder, CEO, and President, Dr. Seth Flam, has stated in previous EHR blog posts, Medicine is Going Mobile — BUT your EHR must be designed for use on a tablet computer and Cloud-Based vs. Client […] Continue Reading

Working in the Cloud — Advantages of a Cloud-Based EHR

The terms cloud-based, cloud software, cloud-computing, in the cloud, and a bevy of other “cloud” phrases have slowly permeated everyday language. In fact, many businesses have been using cloud-based software for years, such as MediTouch®, and only now are the industry giants, like Apple® and Amazon®, adopting the cloud-based language and software. But what does all this terminology really mean? Essentially, all of the “cloud terminology” means the same thing – the software and associated files are stored on an off-site data server hosted by the software provider or another third-party, making […] Continue Reading