DHCS Releases Guidelines to LEAs for Electronic Signatures on EHRs

The California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) has implemented new guidelines for electronic signatures in electronic health records (EHRs) when used by LEAs participating in the LEA Billing, SMAA, and TCM programs. In doing so, the Department has confirmed their approval of electronic signatures as equivalent to a manual signature when used on an EHR. Detailed in Policy and Procedure...

Paradigm is Proud to Announce New Student Health Network (SHN)

May 8, 2015 – San Francisco, CA – Paradigm is excited to announce that this Fall we will be launching our new Student Health Network (SHN) though we currently have some early-adopters who are already using the new SHN in what we have termed the “SHN Beta” period. These early adopters will be using the new SHN and providing feedback so that we can continue to make this a product that works...

Buzz About “Heartbleed”

April 16, 2014 - San Francisco, CA - The first responsibility of any vendor working with schools and students' data is to ensure the integrity and the confidentiality of records.  In fact, we are bound by law to keep specific data about students confidential, including information related to health services provided in the school setting. A bug, aptly named Heartbleed, has been identified in a...

ICD-10 Update

April 7, 2014 – San Francisco, CA – Preparations have been underway for a transition from ICD-9 codes to ICD-10 diagnostic codes, which were to be effective October 1, 2014. However, on April 1, 2014, President Barack Obama signed HR 4302, the "Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014," which included a delay to the ICD-10 conversion by one year, to October 2015. This change will impact...