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Meghan Gabriel, Ph.D. | December 31, 2014
Over the past couple of years, EPCS – the electronic prescribing of controlled substances – has increased dramatically. This has potential benefits for both patients and health care system costs.Read Full Post.
Meghan Gabriel, Ph.D. | July 8, 2014
Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs), some with a census of fewer than 10 patients, are the smallest of the small rural hospitals. In some regions, such as frontier areas, a CAH may be the only local health care provider serving an area the width of the state of Rhode Island! CAHs are small, geographically isolated and have limited resources.Read Full Post.
Updated Literature Review Shows that Meaningful Use of Health IT Improves Quality, Safety, and Efficiency Outcomes
Meghan Gabriel, Ph.D. | January 9, 2014
Meghan Gabriel, Ph.D. | November 27, 2012
One giant leap forward in the transformation of health care is the use of electronic prescribing (e-prescribing) to reduce mistakes, control costs, and better coordinate care. E-prescribing has been found to improve patient care and safety by preventing medication errors that are associated with paper prescriptions. Recognizing the importance of e-prescribing in improving patient care, part of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program provides incentive payments for certain eligible health care providers who e-prescribe as part of meeting the meaningful use requirements that rely on certified EHR technology.Read Full Post.