Category: Other Regulatory Updates

FDA Announces New Digital Health Strategy

The Food and Drug Administration has been at the forefront of ensuring medical safety for Americans since 1906, overseeing the development of new technologies and treatments that benefit patients and providers across the country. Since its inception, the FDA has strived to stay on top of emerging technologies in...

What’s Next for 2017

With all the changes going in healthcare legislation over the past few years, it is easy to get confused. Some providers have been using their EHR over the past few years to earn incentives and others are preparing to be hit with reimbursement deductions. Now you should be asking, what’s next...

Exporting / Importing Data from an EHR Using CCDA

Sometime when transitioning to drchrono from another vendor you will need to export your data. There are a few ways that you can do this. One of the newer ways you can do this is by asking your other vendor to export the patients medical records via CCDA, you...

PRESS | MOBIHEALTHNEWS|Unregulated data sometimes just as sensitive as HIPAA-covered data

In a new report from the California HealthCare Foundation, the report’s author, health economist and consultant Jane Sarasohn-Kahn concludes that while the increasing amount of consumer wellness and fitness data collected today has a lot of value for personalized healthcare, it also presents new risks for consumer privacy. For one thing, as...

ICD-10 Survival Guide, how move from ICD-9 to ICD-10

Work on ICD-10 began in 1983 and was completed in 1992. The U.S. is now mandating everyone in healthcare moves over October 1, 2014,  22 years later. ICD-10 has been pushed back over and over again within the U.S. The U.S. is behind in moving to ICD-10 as ~25...

3 Things Doctors Should Know About Obamacare

Health care reform will bring about sweeping changes for physicians in 2014, when provisions in the Affordable Care Act – from insuring all Americans to rewarding providers for better care – go into effect. How physicians manage these changes will determine whether they can continue to be successful in...

mHealth Devices – FitBit, The Shine, Basis Watch Review

The world is changing and people are starting to become more accountable with their care. It is an innovative space and there is a lot that is happening in this space. Below is a FitBit Review, The Shine Review and the Basis Review. Just off the top of my...

What is the HITECH Act and How Do You Cash In?

It doesn’t take much for a $44,000 incentive to catch one’s eye and fire the imagination about what you’d be able to do with the extra money. Which begs the question: what exactly is the HITECH Act and how can you benefit from it? Here are four things you...

Box + drchrono

The leader in cloud storage.  The leader in EHR innovation.   Together in the palm of your hand. Our newest partnership with Box allows doctors and clinical staff to securely store, share and collaborate on patient’s medical records, lab reports and images.  drchrono users can extract a patient summary from...

Obamacare & Your EHR

There are physicians who are asking what is Obamacare and how does it affect their medical practice. ObamaCare is the unofficial name for The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act which was signed into law on March 23, 2010. This video below describes what it is in about 5...