Electronic Medical Records (EMRs)

Electronic Medical Records (EMRs) are poised to transform data management and care for patients, especially in dialysis clinics. Find the latest information here about how to set up an EMR system in your dialysis center and news on the latest technologies coming from EMR companies, as well as the ongoing CROWNWeb implementation.


  • Acumen EHR Receives 2014 ONC HIT Certification
    NASHVILLE, Tenn.—Acumen Physician Solutions, a market leading EHR and practice management system for nephrology, announced that its product Acumen EHR, Version 7.0 is compliant with the ONC 2014 Edition criteria and was certified as a Complete EHR. ...More
    January 8, 2014 Posted in News, Business
  • Has Technology Hurt Patient Care?
    As I go through my 30-plus year career in dialysis, I have started to reflect on the past and how, in my opinion, technology has improved safety but hurt our patients. ...More
    October 2, 2013 Posted in Articles, Practice Management
  • Infian's Time EHR Receives ONC Hit Certification
    RICHMOND, Va.— INFIAN announced that TIME v7.2 SP17, is compliant with the ONC 2011 Edition criteria and was certified as a Complete EHR on July 31 by the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT®), an ONC-ACB, in accordance with the applicable ...More
    August 20, 2013 Posted in News, Business, Practice Management
  • Falcon, First EHR to Electronically Integrate Patient Notes with DaVita
    DENVER—Falcon EHR announced that it is the first electronic health record (EHR) to integrate patient notes in to DaVita’s in-center clinical health record, Falcon Dialysis. Dialysis visits documented in Falcon EHR are now automatically uploaded to the patient’s chart in ...More
    July 29, 2013 Posted in News, Business
  • How EHR Certification Affects Dialysis Units
    The Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program was created as a way to improve patient care at a lower cost. Its first mandate: help physicians choose an acceptable EHR system by creating certification standards that are aligned with an ...More
    July 18, 2013 Posted in Content Library
  • Billing Solutions: Back to Basics
    Keeping up with constantly changing renal billing regulations is an ongoing challenge. However, those who are new to renal billing often need access to basic instructions and don’t know where to turn. ...More
    July 9, 2013 Posted in Articles, Practice Management
  • CROWNWeb: One Year Later
    The 2008 revised Medicare Conditions for Coverage of ESRD Facilities included a requirement that all dialysis providers submit both administrative and clinical data electronically. The system developed to collect this data is the Consolidated Renal Operations in a ...More
  • Black Book Rankings: Docs Favor iPad and Mobile Apps
    WASHINGTON—Black Book Rankings uncovered the trend in mobile device EHR application demand of nationally surveyed physicians. The Black Book user poll was conducted as a focused follow up to the sweeping 2013 electronic health record study, foretelling the “Year of the Big ...More
    June 5, 2013 Posted in News
  • Deciphering Meaningful Use Stage 3
    With stage 2 of meaningful use (MU) looming on the horizon for 2014, how many nephrologists have turned their attention to MU stage 3? The stage 3 proposed rule, which was released November 2012, outlines changes to the EHR (electronic health record) Incentive Program that ...More
    April 29, 2013 Posted in Articles, Government & Regulation
  • Sequestration Hurting EHR Incentive, CMS Education
    Meaningful use (MU), we've all heard it, have been aware of it and have had it drilled into our heads to get on the MU band wagon before it's too late—before the incentive turns into a penalty. Now there is one more thing to take into considerations when thinking about all ...More
    March 19, 2013 Posted in Blog, Government & Regulation
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