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.

  • Change in Society's Expectations of the Digital World
    Think back to what life was like 20 years ago. For most of us, we probably enjoyed watching regular cable TV at home and used our landlines to make phone calls. Some of us were lucky enough to have personal computers with Internet access, like AOL dial-up. ...More
    March 11, 2013 Posted in Content Library, Business
  • Rise of Mobile Apps in Nephrology
    Mobile devices such as iPhones and iPads are becoming ubiquitous in health care. According to Manhattan Research’s 2012 data, 85 percent of U.S. physicians are using a smartphone to support their professional practice. Sixty-two percent are using a tablet device, ...More
    March 11, 2013 Posted in Content Library, Business
  • Putting Technology to Work
    Nephrologists are facing a myriad of issues that make it harder than ever to run their practice as an effective, efficient and profitable business. Medicare reform, higher overhead costs, economic downtown, decreased reimbursement, increased government regulations, hospital ...More
    March 11, 2013 Posted in Content Library, Business
  • The Risks and Benefits of Cloud Computing
    We live in the era of technology and cloud computing. If you don’t believe me, look at the size of the cloud computing data center built by Apple in North Carolina. Similar data centers are being constructed and built by companies across the world. As such, consumers are ...More
    March 11, 2013 Posted in Content Library, Business
  • Nephrology's Slow Adoption of Mobile Technology
    Mobile technology is bringing many tasks once reserved for the office to point of care, and this is streamlining workflow. ...More
    March 11, 2013 Posted in Content Library, Business
  • Mobile Nephrology
    Mobile nephrology has attempted to create a database which allows for a streamlined system. The following article will review these various aspects and shed light on the opportunities for the new generation of nephrologists. ...More
    March 11, 2013 Posted in Content Library, Business
  • Your Future as a Biller
    As I near my 14th year of renal billing I can safely say I have learned one thing: our jobs never get boring! The unique regulations that apply to our industry continue to generate confusion across the country, especially with commercial payers. Plus, the ongoing changes to ...More
    February 13, 2013 Posted in Articles, Business
  • Stage 2 Meaningful Use What to Expect
    The final rule for Stage 2 of meaningful use was announced on August 23 and there are several changes that physicians, dialysis clinics, as well as vendors should prepare for. Although attestation for Stage 2 doesn’t start until 2014, some Stage 1 changes will go into ...More
    November 27, 2012 Posted in Content Library, Practice Management
  • A Nephrologist at Your Fingertips
    For the patients at DaVita’s Northumberland Dialysis Center in Mount Carmel, Penn., quick and easy access to a nephrologist is rarely an issue. Unexpected health troubles? Schedule changes? Inclement weather? No problem. The dialysis center nurse simply wheels over a cart ...More
    November 27, 2012 Posted in Content Library, Business
  • Selecting the Right EHR the First (or Second) Time Around
    Whether you are a first-time adopter, or looking to change your current EHR system, Renal Business Today takes a look at the key components you should consider when making your electronic health record (EHR) vendor selection. ...More
    November 27, 2012 Posted in Content Library, Business