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Heartland Podiatry Conference Attracts EMR Exhibitors

Iowa Podiatric Medical Society logoThe Iowa Podiatric Medical Society (IPMS) will be hosting the annual Heartland Podiatry Conference next week in Des Moines, Iowa. The meeting will take place over the course of four days (from October 3 to 6) and is being held in conjunction with the Nebraska Podiatric Medical Society and the Scientific Committee.

Conference organizers are expecting podiatrists from Iowa, Nebraska, Minnesota, and other surrounding states, as well as podiatry EMR vendors and other industry-leading exhibitors.

There will also be multiple workshops offered throughout the four-day conference, and lectures will be held on a variety of topics, ranging from wound care to risky podiatric problems. Some of the stand out lectures on the agenda include: “Ankle Instability Correction Using an Interference Screw” and “My Most Interesting Case by the Heartland Scientific Committee.”

Nurses and assistants will benefit from lectures such as “ICD-10 & Basic Coding Updates,” “Integrating Social Media into Your Practice,” “How to Respond to Hostile Behavior in the Workplace,” and “HIPAA, HITECH and Employee Issues – How Digital Devices are Changing our Practices and Problems.”

Conference organizers will also be hosting activities meant to inform physicians of the changes occurring in the podiatric marketplace. Meanwhile, on Thursday, conference participants are invited to an exhibitor reception in the Exhibit Hall where they can meet exhibitors, see live demos of EMR software for podiatrists, and talk to other podiatrists and nurses in attendance.

Podiatrists from Iowa, Nebraska and Minnesota who attend the conference will be able to qualify for up to 25 continuing education (CME) credit hours. To view a list of approved workshops and their corresponding credits, refer to the Doctor’s Program on IPMS’ website. Nursing continue education credits (CEU) have also been approved by the Des Moines Area Community College.

EMR Is Topic of Interest at Podiatry Institute’s San Diego Conference

Podiatry Institute logoThe Podiatry Institute is hosting one of its last seminars of the year in San Diego, California this week called Update 2012 Reconstructive Surgery of the Foot Ankle. The conference will run from September 27th through the 30th and is being co-hosted by the San Diego Podiatric Medical Society.

The four-day seminar will feature lectures and workshops, as well as live podiatry EMR software demos from leading EMR vendors. Presenters will talk about the new techniques and technologies available to podiatric doctors and surgeons, and a special emphasis will be placed on the common challenges facing podiatrists and how they can avoid complications.

Electronic health records will also be a major point of focus at the seminar, as conference organizers understand the importance of podiatrists converting to electronic medical records. One of the lectures on the agenda is called “Designing Your Practice’s Workflow to Optimize Your EHR Implementation,” where podiatrists will likely receive tips for making it through a successful EMR implementation.

Another of the lectures, “Optimizing EHR to Improve Patient Care and Mitigate Risk” will be geared towards podiatrists who are already using certified EMR software. The lecture will focus on how to achieve optimum results from EMR technology for the betterment of patient care. The lecture will also focus on EMR risks, documentation techniques, the use of clinical alerts, and HIPAA compliance. After attending these EMR-focused lectures, podiatrists will be able to see some EMR systems in action, such as 1st Providers Choice specialty-specific podiatry EMR software.

The Podiatry Institute hosts a variety of domestic and international conferences, workshops and meetings each year as part of its members’ commitment to advancing podiatric care. All profits from the Institute’s gatherings go towards the development of educational resources for podiatrists, including audio-visual materials and podiatry textbooks.

For more information about the Podiatry Institute’s last three seminars of the year, visit the Seminars section on their website.

About the Podiatry Institute: The Podiatry Institute is an internationally recognized nonprofit educational foundation. Its members are committed to ongoing education in foot and ankle surgery, as well as developing and advancing podiatric medicine and surgery.

Pediatric EMR Facilitates Pediatric Care

All too often, pediatricians opt for generalized EMR systems only to find out later that their software does not fully meet the needs of their specialty. Though generic software systems are able to perform basic functions and provide access to generic templates and forms, pediatric medicine requires features and capabilities that all-encompassing EMRs do not usually include. The absence of such features often forces generic EMR users to keep parts of their workflow on paper, creating a gap in patient care. The solution to this problem is adopting a pediatric EMR system with specialty-specific configurations.

Over the years, IMS’ pediatric EMR has evolved to include specialty-specific functionality like no other EMR system. This ensures that pediatricians have access to the tools necessary for disease prevention, diagnosis and treatment – all geared specifically towards children. These features include:

Pediatric-specific templates: Because patient visits can vary greatly between a newborn baby and a thirteen-year-old child, pediatric software systems allow different templates to be selected depending on a child’s age. Templates designed for pediatric providers also cover behavioral conditions that often affect children more so than adults. This includes conditions and disorders such as ADHD, breath holding, bruxism, head banging, pica, tics, autism, and other learning disabilities.

Other specialty-specific modules for pediatric EMR users include:

  • Symptom and condition-based templates
  • Child psychology
  • Newborn complaints and birth injuries
  • APGAR and BALLARD scores
  • Neonate examination
  • 2 month to 10 Years examination
  • Well Child exams

Immunization management tools: Immunization management makes it possible for pediatricians to keep track of the vaccines each child has had, as well as those that are still missing. Through pediatric EMR software, physicians are able to set reminders to alert them of when a patient is due for their next shot, ensuring that each child is receiving preventative care.

Growth charts: Pediatric growth charts allow physicians to map a child’s height and weight, easily calculate body mass index, and monitor growth patterns in order to identify diseases early on.

Aside from pediatric-specific features, IMS’ pediatric EMR eliminates redundant paperwork and contributes to making your practice truly paperless. Contact us to learn more about the many features and functionalities available to pediatric EMR users.

EHR Vendor Exhibits Software at Annual Pain Management Conference

The American Academy of Pain Management (the Academy) is meeting in Phoenix, Arizona this week for its 23rd Annual Clinical Meeting. The meeting runs from September 20 to 23, during which time its more than 1,500 attendees will learn about the latest trends, products and services, such as pain management EHR software, enhancing pain management care.

Among the caregivers attending the four-day conference will be physicians, physician assistants, nurses, nurse anesthetists, psychologists, physical therapists, and other pain management specialists, all eager to learn about and discuss improvements in care delivery and patient outcomes. The 23rd edition of the Annual Clinical Meeting marks the fourth time the conference will be held in collaboration with the University of Arizona’s Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine.

Physicians who want to learn more about EHR systems for pain specialists will have a chance to do so at the meeting, as 1st Providers Choice will be exhibiting its specialty-specific electronic medical record software. IMS for pain management was designed with the input of working pain management practitioners. It offers a wide variety of features that help physicians improve patient care, maximize office efficiencies, and increase profits.

To view a live demo of our fully certified pain management EHR software and to learn more about the electronic charting features available to pain management specialists, visit Booth #301 at the Annual Clinical Meeting.

About the American Academy of Pain Management: The Academy is a nonprofit organization that represents physicians in a broad number of disciplines – all of them treating patients who suffer from pain. The Academy offers pain management publications, continuing education opportunities, credentialing for pain clinicians and advocacy for people with pain. It is the largest pain management organization in the United States.