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Medical Billing Software for Mac | 2011 Guide to Mac Medical Billing Systems

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We talk to many providers who run their medical practices on Macs. Finding a medical billing software solution that’s right for a Mac-based practice can be time consuming. So to start you out, we’ve put together a list of some of the more popular medical billing software solutions for Macs.

Mobile Spotlight Series: Greenway PrimeMOBILE

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Greenway Medical is one of the leading providers of mobile electronic health record (EHR) applications. They have introduced native applications for the iPhone and iPad, and will release an Android app this fall. PrimeMOBILE, their flagship EHR app, allows providers to access patient facesheets, capture charges and more.

How to Attest for Meaningful Use (MU): 3 Tips from a Meaningful User

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According to an August 3 report, 2,246 eligible providers and 100 hospitals have successfully attested to meeting Meaningful Use (MU) criteria. Among these early adopters was Premier Family Physicians. We recently had the opportunity to speak with Dr. Kevin Spencer, a board-certified family physician with Premier Family Physicians.

Mac EMR Software | 2011 Guide to Medical Software for Apple Computers

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A lot has changed in the World of Apple since we originally wrote this post. Apple introduced the iPad, iPad 2 and version 4 of the iPhone. Over and above that, the App Store grew to more than 350,000 apps and reached over 10 billion downloads. Apple is clearly winning over the hearts and minds of consumers.

iPad EMR Apps | A Guide to Electronic Medical Records

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Apple’s iPad is making rounds in healthcare. Its ergonomic design, long battery life, and beautiful user interface (UI) gives other tablets a run for their money. Several reports indicate that the iPad is growing in popularity among physicians. As a result, more EMR vendors are releasing iPad versions of their EMRs.

Your Health Information Isn’t Secure But Don’t Blame EHRs

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There’s a lot of talk about the risks of storing health information in electronic medical records (EMRs). But, EMRs aren’t the problem. Those consent forms you sign at the doctor’s office… yeah, you should pay attention to the fine print. You may be giving permission to companies to access your health information.

HHS Data Tells the True Story of HIPAA Violations in the Cloud

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At Software Advice, we speak on the phone every day with physicians who are researching electronic health records (EHR) software. We commonly hear that they’re afraid to switch to a system that puts their health records “in the cloud.” Their fear is that patient records will be out there on the Interweb, just waiting to be hacked.

Uncovering the ONC-ATCBs: What’s the Difference?

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The passage of the HITECH Act under ARRA has brought whirlwind changes and generated many questions in the electronic health record field. The ONC certification program is among them. While the six ONC-ATCBs have been approved to administer ONC-approved testing and certification, there are differences between them.

Intuit Health: A Sleeping Giant with Big Potential

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Intuit has a large presence among SMBs in most vertical industries aside from healthcare. They have muscled their way to significant market share in the retail, manufacturing, distribution, nonprofit, property management, and construction industries primarily through its QuickBooks product line.

Social Media Can Improve Healthcare, But Are Doctors Holding Us Back?

We might say, social media has a tremendous opportunity to improve healthcare. But doctors have been slow to adopt social media. Why? Why aren’t they using social media to talk with other professionals, connect with patients and share information with the public? The time commitment, concerns of liability, and naiveté are cited as major causes.

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