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Cost-Cutting Practices Include the Integration of EHRs

Electronic health records (EHRs) have undeniably revolutionized the healthcare industry. Studies have shown the use of these digital records is improving the quality of care physicians are providing to patients and it’s also bringing about cost-cutting advantages on a two-fold basis. Whether it be an FQHC or a CMHC, medical facilities across the nation can […]

Tips for Integrating EHR Systems and Practice Management Systems

Electronic health records (EHR) have a clinical focus while practice management software focuses on the administrative side of operating an orthopedic practice. Being that the two are not centered around the same functions, you can see how both are vital to the operation of any medical facility. If you have one but not the other, your […]

How Will Enhancing Your EHR System Impact Cybersecurity?

There’s a delicate balance in EHR systems today between protecting information for patient privacy and HIPAA, and making that information available for patient convenience and care team communication. With the growth of features and advancements in EHR technology, cybersecurity must be considered to ensure that the increased availability of patient data doesn’t compromise patient privacy. Here’s […]

Understanding Interoperability and How It Has Revolutionized Healthcare

The federal government put into action a decade-long plan that includes incremental improvements that result in the establishment of a nationwide learning health system, according to EHRintelligence.com. This plan was put into effect several years ago, with the primary goal being to improve healthcare interoperability. How is this level of integration supposed to be established? What are […]

The Latest Summer 2018 Medicare Updates You Need to Know About

Keeping up with the latest Medicare changes can seem like a task that never ends. Once you get familiar with the most recent changes, new ones roll out. As a provider, however, it’s pertinent that you stay up to date with these changes to ensure your practice is operating with the utmost compliance. Many practices […]

How Electronic Health Records Can Improve Patient Engagement

Did you know issues relating to medication adherence cost the economy $300 billion? Even worse is that this issue alone is one of the primary causes for patients being readmitted to medical facilities. On the upside, however, a large percentage of physicians have adopted the use of basic electronic health records. This has helped reduce medication […]

It’s 2018: Electronic Health Records 10 Years Later

Back in 2009, the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act started dishing out funds to be used by healthcare providers. These funds were intended to help them implement electronic health record systems. As a result, we have seen a great improvement in quality of care and patient outcomes. Health care providers were […]

How Do EHR Systems Fit Into an Overall Strategy for Digitization?

Though the implementation of EHR into your practice has added a new level of technology, the process of adding and improving EHR systems is only one small part of the digitization process. But what exactly is digitization and how will the full process help you free up more time to spend with your patients and less […]

CMS Releases 4 Resources Designed to Help Providers Navigate Federal Requirements

Recently, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released four resources designed to help guide the actions of eligible clinicians who want to participate in the agency’s Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). These initiatives — which include three fact sheets and list registries for MIPS data reporting — aim to ease the transition as clinicians implement the requirements […]

New Rule Reflects CMS Intention to Overhaul Meaningful Use Program

In an attempt to improve communications between providers and patients, promote interoperability through flexibility and make EHR access easier for patients, CMS released a new rule on April 24, 2018. This reflects a strong intention by the agency to overhaul the meaningful use program, in service under the name Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs from its […]

What Are The Basic Features Of A Quality EHR System?

Whether you’re just starting out or upgrading your current electronic health records (EHR) system, the process of finding the right software to get the job done can seem like a daunting task. What should you look for? What basic features do you need to keep your practice running smoothly? How can you use advanced features to […]

4 Trends in Healthcare Technology to Watch

It’s no surprise that the healthcare industry continues to embrace — and adapt to — new technologies as they arise. Implementing such advances helps healthcare providers deliver patient care according to best practice models as well as position themselves for the highest level of reimbursement. Below are four trends in healthcare technology that deserve careful attention […]

Make Sure Your EHR is Optimized for MACRA with These 4 Questions

The electronic health record (EHR) system your practice uses is directly related to its successful navigation of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA). Whether you choose the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) or the Advanced Alternative Payment Model (APM), ask the following questions of your EHR to be sure that it’s properly optimized for MACRA. […]

Understanding the Importance of a Custom Orthopedic EHR System

Benefits of an Orthopedic Specific EHR With a customizable EHR system, your orthopedic practice gains the freedom to accomplish more. You will achieve enhanced readability, meaningful use, optimal customer support, and perfected scalability as your practice grows. Many orthopedic practices avoid switching EHR systems because they believe it will consume money and time. The truth […]

Popping the Hood: An In-Depth Look at EHR Goals and Capabilities

When you’re looking at EHR systems, it’s easy to get bogged down in the broad strokes of the programs, making it difficult to tell which one is the best option for your practice. It’s not until after you’ve signed the paperwork and gotten underway with the new program that you can realize the true potential […]

Ways to Ensure MIPS Compliance

MIPS, or the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System, is a key element of MACRA. Its components have changed the methods that many medical providers can use to qualify for reimbursement from Medicare in the future. The following tips can help ensure that participating providers are complying with the new system. 1. Know Who it Affects The […]