Archive for March, 2010

Diabetes, Healthcare Reform and Electronic Medical Records

Monday, March 22nd, 2010

The vote for US healthcare reform has created thousands of visits to My EMR When reviewing the comments and concerns of our visitors, we see a consistent theme: Does the healthcare overhaul seek fortune, fame or truth?

Every policy regarding healthcare (or any) changes requires representation to deliver on it’s promise. Electronic Medical Records (EMR) can serve this purpose for healthcare in its intended form.

The healthcare measure, ARRA and the HITECH Act looks like a solution in search or a strategy.

Though well intentioned, the healthcare reform bill still faces many obstacles and constitutional challenges.

We have seen many deliberations and heard many justifications on healthcare from elected and appointed officials. Perhaps the most significant  and realistic concerns will be heard from the 300 million Americans and one million physicians whos medical health records will soon be available and under scrutiny. Delivers Vision for Complete EMR/PHR Adoption

Tuesday, March 9th, 2010

As required by the HITECH Act, all physicians in the US will be moving from paper based to Electronic Medical Records Systems by 2014. Soon, patient will be asking for “anytime, anywhere” access to their Personal Health Records (PHR). has identified and assembled a model for this initiative including interoperability among EMR vendors, physicians, patients, pharma companies, billing services, HW and patient Personal Health Records.

The model includes “signature advantages” designed to offer patients savings on prescriptions while decreasing costs for Health Information Technology providers delivered on proven, cutting edge mobile delivery technologies.

List of the "Meaningful Use EMR" Requirements

Monday, March 8th, 2010

The following is a overview of how a Electronic Medical Record (EMR) system must demonstrate “meaningful use”. The components of the successful EMR include:

1. Computerized Physician Order Enrty (CPOE)
2. Drug-Drug, Drug-Allergy, Drug Formulary Checks
3. Maintain Up to date Problem List
4. Generate & Transmit e-Prescriptions
5. Maintain Active Medication and Allergy List
6. Record Patient Demographica
7. Record and Chart patient Vital Signs
8. Document Smoking Status
9. Record Clinical Lab Test Results
10. List Patient Specific Conditions
11. List Ambulatory Quality Measures to CMS/HHS
12. Pateint Reminders
13. Clinical Decision Support Rules
14. Patient Insurance Eligibility via electronic connectivity
15. e-Rx (meds filed electronically)
16. Patient Access to Personal Health Records (PHR, 3 parts)
17. Electronic Data Exchange
18. Medical Reconciliation
19. Summary of Care per care & referal
20. Immunization Registration
21. Show that data is secured
22. Provide reports on syndromic surveillance

For a complete list of requirments, definitions and components, visit