Practice Management Software Helps Your Practice To Stay More Organized

Providers may ask what difference can a healthcare practice management software make in their practice. The healthcare system is quite complex and is constantly advancing. The more complex it becomes, the harder it becomes to stay organized and productive. Read more ›

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How to Improve Outcomes with Population Health?

The population health is not just a measurement of health outcomes but also the pattern of determinants. The determinants include medical care, public health interventions, and genetics. There is a focus on the conditions and factors that are correlated with each other and also influence the health of populations over the life course. It applies the knowledge to develop and implement policies and strategies to improve the health of the populations, after identifying systematic variations in their patterns of occurrence. Read more ›

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How Value-Based Care is affecting Interoperability Today?

The EHRs is made of series of disparate systems built in silos that are suddenly being asked to work together for the good patient care. And the ability of different information systems and software applications to communicate, exchange data and use the information exchanged is interoperability. The practices want to achieve full interoperability and pave the way for the future learning health system. Read more ›

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Is Telehealth a Win-Win for both – Providers and Patients?

Telehealth more broadly is defined as any electronic exchange of health information. Enabling more efficient care models, Telehealth has not only expanded and improved access to healthcare services, but also increased patient engagement. A growing number of healthcare organizations have embraced Telehealth because of the benefits it provides to patients and providers. Read more ›

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What does Blockchain promise?

The Blockchain in healthcare is to solve many issues that the industry today is facing. Its aim is to create a common database of health information that doctors and providers can access; no matter what type of EHR they are using. By 2020, it is expected that about 60% practices will implement Blockchain. What’s possible and what blockchain could solve and make more promising future; the technology innovators in the healthcare industry are struggling to do.

How convenient it is, that you can capture all the surgeries, doctor’s visit, illness and even know all the medicines you have taken till date! As the quality of healthcare delivery is rising and the risks and costs are reducing. Read more ›

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What is your approach to Interoperability?

In the case of healthcare, new software applications, technology systems and cloud-storage solutions are revolutionizing the way that hospitals manage patient care and store medical records. Recently, in HIMSS analytics, EHR interoperability received all the attention as there is lack of information exchange that makes it difficult to maintain revenue cycle for the practices. The analytics study said that the practices and hospitals face the biggest challenge when it comes to denied claims and disparate systems. Read more ›

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Is Chronic Care Management leading to improved health outcomes?

The providers are doing their best as the CCM provides essential elements of good care for the people with chronic conditions, but there is a gap between what is known and what is actually done. The chronic care management (CCM) has lately launched new technology and services that support individual with behavioral health conditions, developmental disabilities and drug addiction. This new platform helps in identifying any care related gaps. The comprehensive care planning, care coordination and monitoring is the overall aim of the care team. Read more ›

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Value-Based Care – is here to stay

Shifting from fee-for-service to value-based-service has caused providers to change the way they render services to their patients. The providers’ payments are now based on value of care instead of being paid by the number of visits. Though this value-based care is supposed to help providers give better care at a lower cost; the providers are still not able to achieve the required score, due to the penalties and lower reimbursements. The change in revenue does have some impact and the providers do face some challenges. Read more ›

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How does EHR complement the Population Health Management System?

Population health focuses on interrelated conditions and factors that influence the health of a group of individuals over the life course. It is a field of study of health determinants. The health determinants along with social components (income, culture, education, employment) include medical care, public health interventions, genetics, and individual behavior. Population health is also concerned with the environment – clean air, water, urban design. Read more ›

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Patient’s financial responsibility is equally important as Patient Care

Patients’ financial responsibility is on rise, as revealed by analysis at HIMSS18. Patients have observed that average cost increase is 11% in 2017. Increasing healthcare costs and patient responsibility is an ongoing trend that does not seem to be slowing down in the near future. Given the increased payment responsibility, being able to determine a patients’ ability to pay is increasingly important for hospitals. In order to allow patients to focus on getting the care they need, healthcare providers need processes and tools to help patients meet their financial obligations and to establish funding mechanisms that will benefit both the patient and the provider. Read more ›

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