Monthly Archives: August 2011

HIPAA Mandates & Meaningful Use in ECLIPSE

In July, 2011, I happened upon a competitor proudly noting the upcoming availabilty of a “prototype” ANSI 835 remittance file. (A remittance file is an electronic file provided by a payer. It contains info about the disposition of your claims and can be processed automatically by … Continue reading

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Review of Systems

An initial case history typically includes a long list of symptoms related to every system in the body. Our clinical experience has demonstrated that doctors often have distinctly varied lists of items in their respective “Review of Systems” (ROS). These … Continue reading

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Chiropractic Audit: Watch those CPT Codes!

You’re with a patient. More are in the waiting room. There’s a commotion. Men in uniform sweep into your office and a guy in a suit brandishes official looking paperwork in your face. As they execute their search warrant, they … Continue reading

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Performance in the Cloud

At 8am today, I created an electronic prescription — and managed to access the appropriate screens “in the cloud” in under 3 seconds. At 3:58pm, I needed to generate another prescription… and it took 20 seconds before the screen loaded. What’s … Continue reading

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Medication Reconciliation

As a computer professional with over 25 years of experience in health care, I spent months moving ECLIPSE through the maze to get it ONC-ATCB certified as a Complete EHR with CCHIT. I personally certified ECLIPSE on every possible measure, … Continue reading

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Safety & HIPAA in the Cloud

It’s unusual for a month to go by without a serious breach of some company’s or government’s data. For example, according to the New York Times, records for 1.7 million patients, staff members, and contractors at a NYC hospital were stolen … Continue reading

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