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  • Olympus DS5000 Professional Recorder Independent Product Review

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    By Edward Robinson | June 25, 2008 In my office, we write many of our reports with significant amounts of custom information, and we use personal digital recorders with the dictation sent to a typing pool to get our reports typed accurately and quickly. Recently, I had to upgrade my professional quality digital recorder and wanted to share the quality…

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  • Advantages of Digital Dictation

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    Digital files can be quickly and safely downloaded to a PC where they can be transcribed or distributed electronically. Tapes must be rewound and manually transported or couriered from the author to the transcriptionist, contributing to delays in document turnaround time, adding unnecessary expenses and increasing the possibility of lost or damaged tapes. Digital uses optic technology that produces consistently…

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  • A HITECH Headache

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    ADVANCE looks at the complex rules governing EHR incentive payments–and the questions still unanswered. By Cheryl McEvoy As early as Oct. 2010, the government will begin distributing stimulus funds to providers for meaningful use of EHRs. But dicing up the $20 billion carrot won’t be as clear cut as it seems. From caseload to specialty to EHR launch date, a…

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  • What Does the HITECH Act Mean to You?

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    By Carolyn Hartley, Healthcare Authority & EHR ConsultantVisit www.hipaa.com Even though the US Senate is likely to pass the stimulus package in the next day or two, the House and Senate still have to come to an agreement on their funding differences. The HITECH Act is still holding its own with some possible additions to the $20 billion agreed upon…

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  • To Scan or Not to Scan

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    By Leslie Medley Advance for Health Information Professionals View the article here. President Obama, like every other president, has signified many changes he would like to see. Whether they are social, political or economic, the changes are always meant to push the American people a little further. We are asked to grab not what is within our grasp, but that…

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