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Using an EHR for Quality Improvement

Quality Improvement activities are used in an agency to improve processes that will increase efficiency and/or effectiveness of services and also client satisfaction. An Electronic health record (EHR), such as Nightingale Notes, can be an invaluable part of this process. Through the use of the PDSA rapid cycle method or LEAN techniques, for instance, QI [...]

By |2018-06-25T10:03:52-05:00January 9th, 2015|Blog Expert|0 Comments

Electronic Signatures for Public Health – The Basics

An electronic signature in its simplest form is a broad term that basically refers to a piece of electronic (non-paper) documentation showing the intent of a person to sign it. In the absence of an electronic signature, some people will print and hand-sign many documents today. This thwarts the national and state efforts encouraging health [...]

By |2017-08-17T22:25:17-05:00June 13th, 2014|Blog Expert|0 Comments

Automated Feeds

Nightingale Notes EHR is sending Continuity of Care Documents (CCDs) and Admission, Discharge, and Transfer (ADT) feeds automatically to the Health Information Exchanges in Minnesota and North Dakota. The automated feeds allow our clients to participate in data exchange, to promoting and supplementing the transition and continuity of care for their patients across providers. Data [...]

By |2017-08-10T14:22:43-05:00June 9th, 2014|Blog Expert|0 Comments

What is a CCD?

Rob Colwill of Coldwater Software, Development Consultant for Champ Software, recently gave an excellent presentation about what a CCD is. If you’d like a chance to listen to this great Webex recording, click here. Here is a new series of videos to help you better understand data exchange. What is an EHR This 8 minute video [...]

By |2018-01-19T21:26:00-06:00March 24th, 2014|Blog Expert, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Minnesota Health Data Exchange Program

e-Health Connectivity Grant Champ has received news that the 4 regional grant applications we submitted for the Minnesota Department of Health HIE Grant were approved. The grant projects have been awarded approximately 1 million dollars collectively. You can visit the Minnesota Department of Health Website for more information on the awards: http://www.health.state.mn.us/divs/hpsc/ohit/hiegrants.html. On that page [...]

By |2018-06-21T04:44:36-05:00March 24th, 2014|Blog Expert, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Nightingale Notes & Meaningful Use

Champ Software is dedicated to evolving our applications to meet the needs of our clients, including all new state and federal regulations that impact our customers. We continue to monitor the Meaningful Use requirements. Nightingale Notes EHR already satisfies several Meaningful Use requirements and will have new features every year. Champ will periodically re‐evaluate the [...]

By |2017-08-10T14:15:21-05:00March 24th, 2014|Blog Expert, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Get Educated About Meaningful Use

Take the quiz on the right to evaluate whether your agency qualifies for Meaningful Use grant money. While Champ Software has determined it is in our clients’ best interest that Nightingale Notes is not Meaningful Use certified at this time, Nightingale Notes EHR is based on the Omaha System which is a standardized terminology providing [...]

By |2017-08-10T14:12:56-05:00March 24th, 2014|Blog Expert, Uncategorized|0 Comments

What Does EMR/EHR Mean to a Public Health Agency?

Health care in the United States is a topic much in the news these days. While the general public focuses on the changes coming with “Obamacare,” heath care providers are exploring a federal incentive program called “Meaningful Use” that was part of the HITECH (Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health) Act of early [...]

By |2017-08-10T14:10:11-05:00March 24th, 2014|Blog Expert|0 Comments