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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

EPCS and the Opioid Crisis

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The nation’s opioid crisis has been of utmost interest in the news and across the healthcare industry of late, as the number of opioid-related deaths have soared to an all-time high and continue to grow. For prescribers, electronically prescribing controlled substances (EPCS) is arguably the most effective, efficient and simplest way to combat the opioid epidemic. Continue Reading

E-Prescribing Vouchers Versus Handing Out Samples: What’s the Deal?

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The traditional approach to pharma sampling distribution may no longer be the most convenient option; many organizations are now going “sample free.” There may be a solution that's hassle-free for you and money-saving for your patients. Continue Reading

HealthFusion’s MediTouch® ePrescribing (eRx) System Awarded Surescripts White Coat of Quality for Fifth Consecutive Year

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The MediTouch® EHR e-prescribing (eRx) system has been awarded the Surescripts White Coat of Quality for 2015, for a record fifth consecutive year. The White Coat of Quality is Surescripts’ highest recognition for software providers that uphold their strict standards for clinical quality and best practices in e-prescribing. Continue Reading

EPCS: How It Works

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With MediTouch, we have made the EPCS workflow simple and our implementation team has the expertise to assist prescribers with the identity proofing / on-boarding process.We explain how we make EPCS simple for prescribers, in this step-by-step breakdown. Continue Reading

EPCS: Understanding the Regulations

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What a difference a couple of words make. CMS updates Public Health Measures FAQ and greatly simplifies the ability for providers to successfully attest to the Public Health Objective. Continue Reading

EPCS: Its Time Has Come

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In mid-2012, a mere 10 percent of the nation’s pharmacies participated in EPCS and some states had still had not completed regulatory approval of EPCS. The ecosystem has definitely matured over the past three years. Now that the state regulatory agencies are on board and the overwhelming majority of the nation’s pharmacies can accept EPCS type e-prescriptions, providers need to catch up. Continue Reading

HealthFusion® EHR Software Awarded Surescripts® White Coat of Quality for Fourth Consecutive Year

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HealthFusion is proud to announce that our MediTouch® EHR software e-prescribing (eRx) system has been awarded the Surescripts White Coat of Quality for 2014, for an unprecedented fourth consecutive year. The White Coat of Quality is Surescripts’ highest recognition for software providers that uphold their strict standards for clinical quality and best practices in e-prescribing. Only four of the top 40 EHRs are multi-year winners. Four-time winners of the award are even more rare, with fewer than 10 achieving that distinction. Previously certified as a Surescripts Solution Provider, the MediTouch e-prescribing system […] Continue Reading

HealthFusion Awarded the Surescripts White Coat of Quality for 2013; Third Consecutive Year

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As announced in a recent press release, HealthFusion’s e-prescribing (eRx) system has been awarded the Surescripts White Coat of Quality for 2013, for a third consecutive year. HealthFusion is proud to be among the select few multi-year winners, and one of even fewer that are also certified for Meaningful Use Stage 2. The White Coat of Quality is Surescripts’ highest recognition for e-prescribing software vendors who demonstrate a commitment to the highest level of clinical quality, and who continuously improve the e-prescribing process to ensure safe and effective medication therapy. In addition […] Continue Reading

HealthFusion and Surescripts’ EHR Network Can Help Providers Meet Healthcare Standards

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Meaningful Use Stage 2 mandates that providers have the capability to exchange secure email messages via the Direct Project protocol. In their efforts to connect healthcare providers and break down costly communication barriers, Surescripts – the most comprehensive clinical health information network in the country – is building a network of EHR vendors that will help facilitate the adoption of this important technology. As announced in a recent press release, HealthFusion is pleased to be one of these vendors. The Surescripts clinical messaging system allows for fast and secure information exchange between […] Continue Reading

Smartphone Electronic Prescribing – If you don’t have it, you need it

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If you are an EHR user – ePrescribing on your Smartphone is a convenience that you really shouldn’t live without. Medical Professionals need to view themselves as mobile providers with the newfound ability to respond to patient requests “everywhere and anywhere”. Meeting the needs of patients when you are away from the office and on-the-go will improve patient satisfaction. Since the release of the iPad the world has shifted to essentially 3 form factors for computing. The traditional desktop or laptop computer (not very mobile but very versatile) The mobile tablet (iPad) […] Continue Reading