Tag Archive: EHR

  • Meaningful Use Jump-Start Workshop

    November 14, 2012

    Our Meaningful Use Jump-Start Workshop is designed to create an intimate learning and interactive experience around Meaningful Use for health care providers, practice managers and anyone else interested in how Meaningful Use can affect practice workflow. We will walk each attendee through the Meaningful Use requirements and also provide a scenario to highlight Meaningful Use ...
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  • Doctors can now draw, fax, and prescribe from iPad

    September 26, 2012

    Drchrono, a mobile EHR app for the iPad, unveiled free e-prescribing, FreeDraw, and faxing features for immediate use by providers. The ability to make notes on diagnostic images was amongst the most requested features from the user community, and the FreeDraw tool allows doctors to do free-hand, color-coded drawings on any document and embed the ...
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  • October 3rd is the Last Day for EPs to Begin their 90-Day Reporting Period for 2012

    August 14, 2012

    Wednesday, October 3rd, is the last day for eligible professionals (EPs) to begin their 90-day reporting period for calendar year (CY) 2012 for the Medicare EHR Incentive Program. For EPs, this means that they must begin their consecutive 90-day reporting period by October 3rd in order to attest to meeting meaningful use and be eligible ...
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  • Our July and August columns in Chicago Medicine

    August 9, 2012

    Chicago Medicine, the magazine of the Chicago Medical Society, has not posted onto the web their July and August 2012 issues. CHITREC has been writing a regular feature on page 6 of the publication since April.

    In the July issue, our privacy and security officer, Alex Cohn, and Co-Executive Director Dr. Abel Kho collaborated on a piece ...
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  • CHITREC featured by the American Osteopathic Association

    May 2, 2012

    The American Osteopathic Association has a new feature about implementation of eletronic health records, and CHITREC is front and center.

    Click here to read the article and watch a video of our own co-executive director Abel Kho!

  • CHITREC & Quality Improvement Organization partner to provide assistance and incentives

    February 3, 2012

    We are excited to announce that IFMC-IL, our state’s Medicare Quality improvement Organization, is partnering with the REC to assist you in maximizing the use of your electronic health record (EHR) system for quality reporting and improvement. They have formed a Learning and Action Network (LAN) to help you provide better patient care, better population ...
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  • Obama Administration Encouraging Doctors and Hospitals to Utilize HIT

    December 1, 2011

    We Can’t Wait: Obama Administration takes new steps to encourage doctors and hospitals to use health information technology to lower costs, improve quality, create jobs

    Read more of this article here. 

    Source: U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

  • Reduce Patient Fears, Raise HCAHPS Scores

    November 6, 2011

    Not everyone feels the same way about the blue “H” sign indicating a hospital’s proximity. For Colleen Sweeney, RN, the sign is a reminder to whip out her phone to go on hospitalcompare.com and see how the hospital stacks up next to Memorial Hospital and Health System in South Bend IN, where she works as ...
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  • User-Friendly EHR’s

    November 2, 2011

    National Institute of Standards and Technology solicits input on how to make electronic health records better, safer.
    The National Institute of Standards (NIST), in conjunction with public and private sector stakeholders, has called on the healthcare community to help evaluate electronic health records (EHRs), examine the human factors that are crucial to their design, and assist ...
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  • EHR’s Improving Health: A cancer patient’s story

    November 2, 2011

    Pam Crum was 22 weeks pregnant in October 2004 when she noticed a red rash on one breast. Her doctor thought it was simply an inflammation that sometimes occurs in lactating mothers. Over a couple of weeks, the rash worsened. Then a lump formed.
    Crum was sent to a breast surgeon for a more thorough examination, ...
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