21st Century Cures Act: Interoperability, Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) and Information Blocking

On March 9th, 2020, the Health and Human Services (HHS) released a press bulletin related to the 21st Century Cures Act for interoperability between Electronic Health Record (EHR) systems as well as Application Programming Interfaces (APIs).   This work by the ONC is a step forward to further enhance patient ability to have their data…

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Some Advantages of Leveraging a Cloud-Based Vs. Server-Based Pediatric E.H.R. for Independent Pediatric Groups

Cyber criminals target small businesses with inadequate or “dated” security.   Most independent Pediatric Practices are small businesses with less than ten Pediatricians plus support staff.  When choosing an E.H.R. for a Pediatric Practice, the leaders/owners should evaluate cloud-based E.H.R.s vs. an E.H.R. on a Server.   This article is to compare the security, management…

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Update on Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Total Visits to Pediatric Practices

The COVID-19 Pandemic continues to impact operations of a pediatric office.  From the business perspective of total visits to the office, the average practice continues to see less well and sick patients when compared to the pre-COVID-19 Pandemic.   While the United States economy moves forward since the original lock-down, the COVID-19 disease has spread…

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