Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Emdat iPhone App Available Now!

Emdat account holders can now download and use our new iPhone App. Emdat Mobile for iPhone allows providers to obtain a listing of their scheduled appointments, perform dictation, and even review and electronically sign transcriptions.  This is a free download from the App Store

Monday, August 9, 2010

Healthcare Documentation Quality Assessment and Best Practices

The Association for Healthcare Documentation Integrity (AHDI) and the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) released "Healthcare Documentation Quality Assessment and Best Practices" as a toolkit for the transcription sector to improve clinical documentation quality.  As their press release highlights, the two associations felt it was important to take a closer look at the quality and integrity of clinical data capture as the final rules for "meaningful use" have been released.  As EHR adoption continues to progress, much of the information which is dictated, then transcribed will end up in an EMR either as a flat file or as structured/discrete data.

EHR Adoption Can Be Accelerated with 4 Steps

Information Week Healthcare recently published an article outlining four basic steps to accelerate the adoption of EHR technology.  Specifically, Step 3 highlights product impovements necessary to make it easier for physician's to use.  Part of the problem is that often EHR products do not "think" or work like a doctor.  Read more.