Entries by MBA HealthGroup

FAQs: Attesting for Meaningful Use Stage 1 & Stage 2

Last week we hosted two webinars focused on MU Stage 1 & MU Stage 2  attestation in 2014. At the end of each presentation, we found that many of our participants were asking similar questions. Below we’ve summarized the common frequently asked questions and answers to help other organizations stay on track for attesting for […]

Epic Tip of the Week: How to Copy a Previous Assessment

If you are a nurse you are  familiar with the amount of time and effort it takes to document a patient assessment. In fact, you might even feel like you spend your entire shift living in the Flowsheets activity! While this task is often time-consuming, it is also central to patient care. When an assessment […]

Allscripts v11 Note Forms: To Customize or Not to Customize

The dust has finally settled from initial EHR “go-live” implementations. Providers and staff now have the chance to work with the application, which leads to the inevitable request to customize Allscripts v11  Note Noteforms and templates. Let’s face it; the delivered content does not fully fit everyone’s needs. Depending on how the initial implementation was […]

Epic Tip of The Week – Building an Epic SmartList

When documenting a note, it is often helpful to have many of your possible choices pre-defined for easy selection. For example, let’s say you are typing a discharge note for a patient who had been admitted for dehydration. As part of your instructions, you need to tell the patient what steps she can take to […]

Allscripts TouchWorks EHR/PM Tips: October 2014

Allscripts TouchWorks EHR Tip of the Month Empowering the User with the Schedule Many TouchWorks users are familiar with the Daily Schedule and its functionality. We often use this as our default page upon logging in and many user workflows begin from this page. The Daily Schedule can be a wealth of knowledge and has […]

The Importance of Hiring an Interim Medical Practice Manager

What happens when a medical practice loses a key member of their leadership team? While a position like this is vacant, critical decisions are pushed aside and organizational performance can start to decline. Hiring an interim medical practice manager will help address these challenges by providing immediate leadership to bridge your interim vacancy.  This safeguards […]

CMS Meaningful Use Final Rule – What EPs Need to Know

If you aren’t busy watching the leaves turn or soaking up the last bit of Summer, then you know the big news out of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) about the Meaningful Use Program. The CMS Rule published on September 4th allows Eligible Providers some flexibility within Meaningful Use for 2014. Many […]