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EHR News and Information: The HealthFusion Blog

The HealthFusion EHR news and blog brings you the latest in the healthcare industry and health IT news as it pertains to you and your practice.

Seth Flam, DO

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. More information about Dr. Flam can be found at www.SethFlam.com

Custom EHR Software Solutions for Medical Specialties

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Not every physician runs the same type of practice. It only makes sense, then, that not every physician should be forced to settle for a one-size-fits-all EHR solution. Continue Reading

Exactly What to Expect From Our EHR Demo

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Just as not all EHRs are created equally, not all EHR demos are the same, either. Many EHR vendors will only provide you with a canned EHR demonstration or video demos, which are merely brief overviews of their features, at best. Find out why ours is different. Continue Reading

EHR Software: You’ve Come a Long Way

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In recent years, the software systems that manage electronic health records (EHR) have seen big gains within the healthcare industry, eliminating many of the headaches associated with traditional paper-based records. Continue Reading

Small and Solo Practices: What to Look for When Choosing an EHR System

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Today, 70 percent of small and solo physician practices across all medical and surgical specialties have stated their confidence in cloud-based systems, as opposed to server-based systems. In a 2016 Black Book Ambulatory Survey, 66 percent of specialists changing systems report only reviewing cloud-based EHRs – mostly due to cost factors. Here are some of the things to look for when choosing an EHR system for your small practice. Continue Reading

Why This Doctor Moved to a Web-Based EHR After Superstorm Sandy

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Read about this DO's experience with a damaged practice after Hurricane Sandy and how he found the benefits of a web-based EHR. Continue Reading

2016 EHR Vendor Comparison Available Now

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We wanted to compile a well-rounded guide that stacks up off of the top EHR software in a head-to-head view so that you can find one that offers the level of performance and features that truly suits the needs of your practice. Continue Reading

9 Ways Your EHR can Stop Physician Burnout in Its Tracks

Physician burnout isn’t fun. It can lead to increased errors and lower-quality care for patients – and in some cases, consequences for patients are irreversible. Some physicians equate EHR use with more homework, believing the common misconception that spending extra hours each night, finishing up notes, addressing inboxes, and catching up on messages and emails, is inevitable. It’s not. Continue Reading

Are EMR Systems in Healthcare Contributing to Physicians’ Burnout?

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What studies show EHR software is meant to improve healthcare processes as well as facilitate revenue growth and performance. However, a research done in 2013 by the RAND Corporation and the American Medical Association (AMA) recognized that many clinicians attribute EMR use to emotional fatigue, depression, and diminished enthusiasm in physicians, regardless of age and specialization. The latest studies also highlighted that more than 50 percent of physicians across the globe suffer from burnout. Reasons behind the depressing effect of EHRs on Physicians Most EMR systems in the healthcare industry are designed […] Continue Reading

EMR Systems Help Improve Diabetes Care

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The use of electronic medical records (EMR) has been shown to improve overall patient care and safety, but how does it fare when it comes to diabetes care? Here are some of the ways that EMR systems are helping to improve diabetes care. Identification of Undiagnosed Diabetes Cases According to the 2014 National Diabetes Statistics Report of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about 29.1 million Americans have diabetes, though there are only 21 million diagnosed cases. This means that 27.8 percent of Americans have undiagnosed diabetes. Through the application […] Continue Reading

Finally, the Public Health Measure Clarity We Have All Been Looking For

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We are elated to report that Meaningful Use in 2016 just got easier and more importantly, fairer. Continue Reading