For writers, receiving the Pulitzer prize is a recognition of excellence in their craft. In healthcare, gaining Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) recognition is like the Pulitzer of patient care. This means that a medical practice has invested and follows a model of care that puts patients first and emphasizes continuous quality improvement.
More bidirectional exchange of data is needed
The practice of medicine is difficult but comes with a deeply rewarding experience — maintaining and restoring patients’ health. Properly handling all the patient data that healthcare generates, on the other hand, may be equally difficult while offering few — if any — emotional rewards.
A few years ago, most people would have given you a strange sidewise glance if you started rambling on about your favorite podcast. You’d probably be met with a few people questioning what a podcast even was. But times have changed; from sports shows to mythological storytelling, there are now podcasts covering nearly every subject you could think of.
Closures meant fewer screenings — and more challenges ahead
Even in a field as busy as healthcare, it’s OK to call a timeout. Indeed, following a year shaped by the demands and uncertainties of a global pandemic, it is critical that healthcare workers take time to pause, reflect on their work, and assess the best path forward.
This week offers two opportunities to do that.
As COVID-19 vaccines continue to become available to practices, providers and staff everywhere are looking for a simple way to efficiently manage and organize the vaccine administration process. The eClinicalWorks® Vaccine Administration Management Solution (VAMS) works for those running a stand-alone vaccine clinic or integrating vaccines into their existing practice and EHR database.
Avoiding the danger of ‘loose cannons’
Back in the Age of Sail, the last thing a captain needed in the midst of battle was a loose cannon careening around the deck and causing trouble. Today’s medical practices face a similar challenge: Winning the Population Health battle requires making sure that the powerful tools they use every day remain in place. That way, well-trained personnel know exactly where those powerful healthcare IT weapons are at all times and can quickly bring them into play as needed.
Take time to say thanks on National Doctors’ Day
We’re all familiar with those “greeting card” holidays that turn out to be more marketing than substance. But when you examine National Doctors’ Day, the diagnosis is clear: It’s the real thing.
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Healthcare today is a mix of payment models, third-party payers, complex regulations, and codes. A practice’s survival depends upon getting the finances right. As getting paid appropriately and accurately for rendering medical services has grown more complex, so too has the importance of having an effective Revenue Cycle Management solution.
Beginning with a new perspective
Dr. Kenneth LeCroy says his family primary care practice, Lighthouse Family Medicine, often has nurse practitioner students who are eager to know what each patient’s diagnosis is. As much as diagnoses matter, Dr. LeCroy offers these students a broader perspective.
Have you been thinking about starting your own medical practice? Well, spring is often thought of as a time for new beginnings. With services like healow Aware™ by your side, starting your own practice may not be as daunting as you thought.
eClinicalWorks has all the elements you need
True invention is hard, but imagine transportation without the wheel, construction without nails, or literacy without the printing press. Each of those things was built on moments of inspiration, years of effort, and the slow accumulation of technology and knowledge. And the path to today’s technology-rich world is a very long one indeed, stretching from the alchemists of the Middle Ages to Benjamin Franklin’s kite to the integrated circuit.
Vaccines and the race against variants
Americans now have widespread access to two vaccines that offer protection against COVID-19, with a third — the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine approved by the FDA on February 27 — expected to reach providers in the coming weeks.
With healthcare data constantly flowing in from multiple sources, how are providers supposed to best organize patient information within their EHR? Truly knowing your patient population starts by finding a means of aggregating scattered data and then funneling it into a convenient and organized system.
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Development was only the first step
As soon as the scale and seriousness of the COVID-19 pandemic became clear in early 2020, talk began to focus on the challenges of developing vaccines. The past year has seen an unprecedented effort to develop and deploy safe and effective vaccines to control a virus that has now claimed 2.5 million lives worldwide — and more than 500,000 in the U.S. alone.