Entries by Anna Komissarenko

Electronic Medical Record (EMR) Vs. Practice Management Software (PMS) : Towards an Integrated EHR Solution in 2022

Information technology and healthcare administration advancements have paved the way for health organizations to improve their efficiency and quality care. To fully leverage the potential of these advancements, healthcare administrators, practice owners and care providers in the market for medical practice solutions must make the best software-related decisions. Recognizing the difference between Electronic Medical Records […]

Electronic Health Record Implementation: Top Challenges and Barriers to Adoption and Use.

Nearly two decades after the emergence of EHRs, the healthcare landscape is seeing more modernization efforts and a noticeable shift towards the adoption of Electronic Health Records (EHRs). Despite this substantial progress in implementing new technology in healthcare, the benefits realized in reality lag behind expectations as EHR software adoption and implementation challenges persist. So, […]

Data-driven Insights into the Impact of Telehealth During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Since its emergence, COVID-19 has triggered a series of ongoing challenges for the healthcare system across the United States, exposing a number of core deficiencies. While the COVID-19 impact is undeniably devastating, crisis times can also be times for opportunities to highlight existing problems and unlock innovation. Mandatory social distancing, rising demand for care, and […]

COVID-19 Telehealth Programs: FCC 2021 Relaunch

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) recently announced its rollout of the second round of its COVID-19 Telehealth Program. This $249.95 million federal initiative, that has new guidelines, stems from the 2020 $200 million program started by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. This FCC project “supports the efforts of health care providers […]

Overcoming EHR Implementation Challenges Barriers to Implementing Electronic Health Records

Modernizing your health record system is a good investment. But as much as you want to upgrade, there can be some barriers to implementing electronic health records (EHR). From staff resistance, data migration, and EHR interoperability challenges, moving to digital records may have some roadblocks. So how do you curb EHR implementation challenges? You strategize. […]

The EMR Debate: The Pros and Cons of Electronic Medical Records

Medical records administrators do a lot of work—from patient charting to medicine charting, and all the ancillary documentation, you can sometimes get lost in the paperwork. So what are the concerns and benefits of the public with adoption of the electronic health record (EHR)? Is transitioning from paper to electronic medical records (EMR) documentation worth […]

EHR and Information Blocking Rules: A Prep Guide

The Information Blocking Rules are set to be implemented on April 5, and we have all that you need to know about the Cures Act Rule and Electronic Health Records (EHR). There is a wide range of electronic health information (EHI) clinicians need to be able to provide to their patients in a standardized format […]

EMR vs EHR – Differences Between EMR and EHR in 2022

You may have heard the acronyms EMR and EHR used interchangeably; however, they have important differences.  An understanding of the differences between the terms electronic medical record (EMR) and electronic health record (EHR) reveals the progress information technology (IT) has made within the healthcare industry.  EMR had significant advantages to the paper-based system it replaced. […]

Breaking Misconceptions About Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) for Drug Addiction

There has been an ongoing debate about the efficacy of using Medication Assisted Treatment or MAT in managing substance abuse among drug addicts, particularly those who have developed high-risk opioid dependence. Despite evidence-based practices that have shown MAT as an effective form of therapy for drug addiction and substance use disorders, there are still misconceptions […]