Without any pitfall, select the right kind of EHR for your Practice

First and foremost it is very important to know the needs of your practice and prioritize them. There is no need to create manual workarounds and then transferring it to the system afterward. This is more time consuming and takes away the whole point of having an EHR! Read more ›

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Why we need Patient Engagement Strategies?

Experts say that one of the biggest challenges in the healthcare industry is to integrate meaningful patient engagement strategies into primary care.  But at the same time, we need correct technology, broad availability, and effective risk stratification, that a specialty care providers can build patient engagement strategies. Read more ›

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Impact of Advancing Technology on Patient Safety?

Awareness about the influence of technology in Healthcare, as well as general opinions about the effectiveness of data sharing in improving patient care delivery are being gauged by the researchers. In one of the surveys conducted on hospitals, it was observed that mostly, the use of EHR had a positive impact on patient safety while in many cases, use of advanced technology either made patients feel less safe or made no impact at all. Read more ›

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Telemedicine: Hype or Reality?

In 1950s there were few hospitals that took initiative in finding ways to share information and images via telephone.  After many trials, two health centers in Pennsylvania were able to transmit radiology images over the phone. Earlier, telemedicine was used mostly to connect doctors with patients from one location to the specialists placed elsewhere. This was quite beneficial for the rural population where specialists were not readily available. Read more ›

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Initial Point of Contact – Primary Care

Primary healthcare professionals work with various patients and possess wide knowledge about various physical, psychological and social ailments that can affect them. The purpose is to improve the health of their patients by easily providing access to the medical care that is required. It focuses on the whole individual rather than on a specific illness of an organ. In this manner, Primary Care improves the entire health and well-being of a patient by preventing or solving any problems that may be present or potentially present. Read more ›

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How a “No Contract” Business Model Preserved our Clients for more than a Decade

In this 21st Century, where everything is technologically advanced; where the latest trend is outdated in only a few months, it is important to give people every opportunity to explore whatever they desire. A technologist might want to say ‘I have built something, which would satisfy all people for decades.’ If this were true, Apple would have stopped at Lisa or would have never launched another iPhone after iPhone 1st gen. Furthermore, we would have never experienced the True Color HD TV, if we had settled for our Black and White Television sets. Basically, when everything is growing and expanding aggressively around us, it is also important to give the customers the freedom and flexibility to choose what they want. Read more ›

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Manage Prior Authorizations from your EHR

It’s no secret that providers’ offices find prior authorization (PA) for medications frustrating and time-consuming. In fact, PA is named as one of the biggest burdens for the offices with 50 percent of the providers stating that  their staff spend up to 20 hours per week on PA requests. Completing forms, time on the phone and faxing leaves 40 percent of prescriptions abandoned. Read more ›

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Do we need EMR Lite?

Several non-EHR users are beginning to see the value of an EMR and are taking the path of going paperless and staying connected.  As some providers continue the use of HIEs (Health Information Exchanges) some of the caregivers are turning to the new EHR alternative being offered, called ‘Lite-EHR’.  This helps physicians to have immediate access to all patient treatment information.  It also permits the highest level of care possible resulting in improved workflow, reduced costs and better patient care.  Read more ›

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Know How – Advancements in Cardiology Billing

The physicians are trying to withstand the research advancements in diagnosis and treatment procedures of cardiac ailments. To cope with these advancements of cardiac care standards, physicians rarely find time and resources that can manage billing and coding of their services. This can affect the revenue generation, patient inflow, referrals and much more. Read more ›

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Getting the Most out of MIPS Part 3: What you need to know about Improvement Activities in 2017

In the final part of this series, we will explore the Improvement Activities and how to get the maximum score. To learn how to optimize the score for Quality and Advancing Care Information, read my previous blogs.  Improvement Activities (IA) is one of the four performance categories for MIPS and accounts for 15% of the Composite MIPS Score. IA assesses how much you participate in activities that improve clinical practice such as care coordination, patient safety, expanded practice access, patient engagement and population management. Read more ›

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