An electronic health record (EHR) is a digital version of a patient’s paper chart. EHRs are real-time, patient-centered records that make information available instantly and securely to authorized users. While an EHR does contain the medical and treatment histories of patients, an EHR system is built to go beyond standard clinical data collected in a provider’s office and can be inclusive of a broader view of a patient’s care. EHRs can:

  • Contain a patient’s medical history, diagnoses, medications, treatment plans, immunization dates, allergies, radiology images, and laboratory and test results
  • Allow access to evidence-based tools that providers can use to make decisions about a patient’s care
  • Automate and streamline provider workflow

One of the key features of an EHR is that health information can be created and managed by authorized providers in a digital format capable of being shared with other providers across more than one health care organization. EHRs are built to share information with other health care providers and organizations – such as laboratories, specialists, medical imaging facilities, pharmacies, emergency facilities, and school and workplace clinics – so they contain information from all clinicians involved in a patient’s care.


What is needed to be credentialed?

by Michele Carter-Graham on April 9, 2015

License to Practice
DEA or CDS Certification
Education and Training
Malpractice Claims History
Application and Attestation Content
Practitioner Application Processing
Medicare/Medicaid Sanctions
Medical Board Sanctions
Ongoing Monitoring of Sanctions
Work History


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Insurance Credentialing (Provider Credentialing or “Getting on Insurance Panels”) is the process of becoming affiliated with insurance companies so that you (the provider) can accept third party reimbursement. While just a few years ago health professionals considered insurance credentialing “optional” for building a practice, today it has become more necessary than ever for providers to […]

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Certified Workers’ Compensation Networks in Texas

April 9, 2015

AIG TX HCN Argus Provider Network Broadspire Workers’ Compensation Health Care Network (HCN) Bunch TX HCN-FH Corvel Healthcare Corporation/Corcare Coventry Health Care Workers Compensation Inc First Health/CSS HCN First Health/Travelers HCN First Health TX HCN GENEX Services, LLC. DBA GENEX Health Care Network GENEX/ Lockheed Martin Aero Employee Select Network (LMAESN) GENEX Workers’ Compensation Health Care Network […]

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Joining Insurance Panels in Texas…

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Texas is not an “any willing provider” state and therefore contracts with all insurance networks must be requested.  Many insurance companies have a “nomination” page on their site where interested providers may apply.  Our experience tells us that these nominations sometimes get “lost”.  Our company has relationships with all insurance networks and we have a […]

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About the Affordable Healthcare Act

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About the Law The Affordable Care Act puts consumers back in charge of their health care. Under the law, a new “Patient’s Bill of Rights” gives the American people the stability and flexibility they need to make informed choices about their health. View Key Features of the Affordable Care Act or read a year-by-year overview […]

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Healthcare Plan Savings Discussed

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While some are gifted with good and healthy body, others struggle to maintain a healthy body. And with the price of healthcare plan contributing to the expenses we already have, there is a great need and knowledge on how to somehow cut the cost of healthcare plan.

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Benefits of Working For a Healthcare Staffing Agency

July 11, 2010

Are you a healthcare professional seeking the opportunity to find great assignments in your area of expertise, but are not sure where to start? Why not consider working for a healthcare staffing agency?

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Top U.S. Healthcare Staffing Providers

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Top U.S. healthcare staffing providers act as a medium between the job providers and job seekers. Temporary staffs or permanent staffs, experienced or inexperienced staff, all are appointed by these healthcare staffing providers, thus freeing the employers from the burden of staffing procedures.

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Business Continuity and Healthcare Disaster Planning

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Healthcare desperately needs a planning professional who can combine the healthcare vulnerability analysis with the business process vulnerability analysis.

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