When brand new patients seek care within your health system, it presents an opportunity and a challenge. An optimized intake process might just be the key to providing an excellent onboarding experience for that initial consult, and then retaining and offering additional specialty services for the life of the patient.
Telehealth is a growing trend, and it's easy to see why. During the COVID-19 pandemic, more people are accessing services online than ever before. This has increased the demand for telemedicine services. As telehealth technology becomes more widely available, integrating EMR records and improving functionality is an important next step.
We all want to improve our efficiency on the job. When caring for patients, it's especially important to get rid of outdated or time-consuming processes and procedures. Unfortunately, some medical practices haven't caught up with all the possibilities automated technology has to offer. Automation technology makes day-to-day operations more efficient and accurate. This includes
Keeping track of patient records has always been an important part of clinical care. Technology has risen to the challenge, making it easier and more secure to track diagnoses, care delivery, and more. In fact, an entire industry has sprung up around Electronic Medical Records (EMRs). With so many players in the field, it's
Protecting patient information has become more complex in recent years. Technology is now an integrated part of how we manage medical records, schedule and document patient visits, order prescriptions, handle billing and reimbursement, make referrals, and coordinate care. It's more important than ever to have some clear strategies in place for ensuring protected health
When the 21st Century Cures Act was passed in 2016, patients and their caregivers were guaranteed digital access to their clinical data. While the act/law itself was passed by congress in 2016, the associated regulations were published in March 2020. Once fully implemented, patients would gain the right to access their health information online.
As a healthcare provider, you're responsible for releasing patient medical records upon request. The 21st Century Cures Act makes it easier for patients to access their information electronically, but not all health care providers know what this means for their team. When releasing medical records, mistakes can be caused by carelessness, weak security systems, and inadequate
The shift to value-based care from traditional fee-for-service models has changed the way payers reimburse healthcare providers. Rather than reimbursing for the volume of services provided, value-based care arrangements reward overall patient health outcomes. It's not surprising that these models have been gaining traction in recent years, and for clinicians, it's not just about