The Importance of CCHIT Certified EMR Software

As of February 17, 2009, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 was signed into law by President Obama. This act provided $ 17.2 billion in financial incentives to facilitate the widespread implementation of certified EMR software amongst physicians and hospitals. In order to benefit from this stimulus plan, the physician must implement a certified EMR software program. These benefits are received through Medicare and Medicaid programs.

CCHIT , or Certification Commission for Healthcare Information Technology, has not been explicitly mentioned in this new act, but it is believed that it will be named as the certification program for EMR software. The program was officially recognized by the government in 2006 and has been successful and sustainable in doctor’s offices and hospitals across the country. In addition, certified EMR software has had a high market acceptance.

CCHIT certification has high standards in product analysis, usability requirements and operation verified at multiple sites. There are also federal standards that apply here, as well as membership requirements. Some of the CCHIT certifications for EMR software include the EHR-C, EHR-M: A and the HER-S. Programs that feature these EMR selection criteria are usually considered trustworthy and high-quality products.

Before purchasing, it is wise to create a list of features that is important for you to find in a software program. These features may include recognizing adverse drug reactions, e-prescriptions, and billing. Additional factors to consider are whether there are any non-functional requirements that need to be addressed in order for the software program to be integrated and implemented successfully into a practice. These often include staff training, the initial cost and annual costs, technology and whether or not the software must be passed through a managing organization.

When selecting a company to purchase your certified EMR software from, it is important that you choose a provider that can help you determine whether or not the software is right for your practice. The vendor should have a reliable reputation as well as provide outstanding customer support. You should also have options in software depending on practice size, your office’s specialty as well as your local market.

By selecting the right certified EMR software, you can improve office productivity, while gaining income and reducing expenses. It can also keep you within legal limits, while providing access to stimulus funds as well.

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Creating Linq to Sql Entities in Vb.net

This tutorial was created with Visual Studio .NET 2008, but can be recreated in 2005, after downloading and installing Microsoft’s LINQ Community Technology Preview release, which can be downloaded from here.

Visual Studio.NET 2008 makes it very easy for us to create LINQ to SQL Entities using the Object Relational Designer. What it does is creates classes and methods that relate to the database columns and tables. This makes it possible for us to communicate with the data using LINQ (Language Integrated Query).

This tutorial will show how we can bypass the Designer and write the class ourselves, so that we get a better understanding of what’s going on. For this example, we will be using a SQL database with one table and three columns – id, name, and city.

Once we have our database set up, we will create a new class to represent the database table structure. It should look something like this:


Imports System

Imports System.Data.Linq.Mapping


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Public Class people

Private _Id As Integer

Private _name As String

Private _city As String


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Public Property Id() As Integer

Get

Return _Id

End Get


Set(ByVal value As Integer)

_Id = value

End Set

End Property


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Public Property name() As String

Get

Return _name

End Get


Set(ByVal value As String)

_name = value

End Set

End Property


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Public Property city() As String

Get

Return _city

End Get


Set(ByVal value As String)

_city = value

End Set

End Property

End Class

It is advised to always include the table name in the class, although it is not really required if the class is named the same as the table in the SQL database. You should always declare the Primary Key, especially if you are planning on making changes to the database. IsDbGenerated is also used where the database will auto-generate the values upon insert.

In the class, we need to define a [Column] for each in the database table, and then the name of the column should be represented by the public string (or int, etc.)

Next, we are going to display the data with a GridView, and we will also add a textbox and button to the page to allow searching of the database.

Our ASPX page will look something like this:

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