"After five years of using Amazing Charts, we love it more than ever. Amazing Charts is perfect for our two-physician family medicine office."

— Susan Petrosky, MD

 

A Second Opinion

Welcome to the Amazing Charts blog, “A Second Opinion.” Blogs are written by a variety of people who work at Amazing Charts, as well as corporate partners and other guests. 

We’re Listening – Learn About Our Enhancement Request Program

Posted Dec 10, 2014 Electronic Health Records By Chris Conrad, Product Manager

We receive five or more EHR enhancement requests per day from users, and I read and save every single one of them. My name is Chris Conrad, and I joined the Amazing Charts team in early 2014 as the Product Manager with over 25 years of experience in healthcare software development.

We’ve made...

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EHR ICD-10 Series

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Clarifications on Meaningful Use (MU) Flexibility Rules

Posted Nov 21, 2014 Meaningful Use By Kate Vander Wiede, Business Analyst

Summary of Call with CMS

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Slaying the ICD-10 Dragon with a Battle Plan

Posted Nov 17, 2014 By Catherine Lehmann, RN, MPA

EHR ICD-10 Series

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The Price of Double Entry

Posted Oct 24, 2014

One significant drawback of using an EHR with a non-integrated Practice Management (PM) system is double entry: the need to manually key information into both systems.

Not only does this reduce workplace efficiency by costing staff time and frustration, but it also greatly increases the risk of...

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GUEST POST: The Cancer Olympics and Projected EHR

Posted Oct 17, 2014 By James Legan

In her book, The Cancer Olympics, Robin McGee described being diagnosed with stage IIIC colorectal cancer after two years and four doctors. Mistakes made in the EHR were partly responsible for such a serious diagnostic delay.

Doctor One - Omitted Family History 

In Robin’s situation, Doctor One...

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(FULLY Integrated - Coming November 2014!)

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Understanding the importance of the HIPAA Security Rule is imperative for proper handling of Electronic Protected Health Information (ePHI).

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An interface is a connection between a laboratory, radiology provider, or other agency and your EHR, allowing data to flow in automatically. Interfaces are used meaningfully by healthcare organizations all over the world to improve patient care.

Without an interface between your EHR and...

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How to Leverage the Amazing Charts Patient Portal

Posted Aug 26, 2014 By Catherine Lehmann, RN, MPA

Part Five - Preventive Medicine Blog Series

The patient portal is a valuable communication tool that can be utilized to engage patients and support preventive health interventions. The portal gives patients round-the-clock access to their health information which can help them make better...

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