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Improving Patient Safety Series: Reducing Mean Time to Repair

Posted by eClinicalWorks on 6/10/21 3:30 PM

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Topics: patient safety, national patient safety goals, patient safety goals, mean time to repair, MTTR

An Authoritative Voice for Healthcare Documentation

Posted by eClinicalWorks on 6/9/21 2:10 PM

eClinicalWorks Scribe adds problem lists, previous diagnoses

Given the diverse, complex tasks of modern medicine, it is likely that human scribes will always have a role to play in healthcare. Nonetheless, a May 2021 article in EHR Intelligence notes that health systems nationwide continue to adopt scribe technologies where the powers of computing and artificial intelligence can improve efficiency without compromising safety.

eClinicalWorks® has long understood that documentation demands solutions that are as clinically accurate as they are convenient.

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Topics: Progress Notes, Physician burnout, Scribe, Health IT Innovation, medical scribe

Improving Patient Safety Series: Reducing Reportable Safety Events

Posted by eClinicalWorks on 6/3/21 4:45 PM

This is the first of five blogs in a series focusing on how eClinicalWorks® continues to lead the healthcare IT industry in patient safety.

Mistakes happen; it’s an unfortunate part of life, of being human. It’s what we learn and how we adapt after recognizing an error that prepares the way for a safer future for all and helps prevent similar incidents.

The chances of being harmed in a plane crash are one in 11 million. The chances of a patient being harmed while receiving care, much more likely – one in 300!.

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Topics: patient safety, national patient safety goals, patient safety goals, cms reportable events, reportable events

When Neurological Care Cannot Wait

Posted by eClinicalWorks on 5/27/21 12:30 PM

Neuro2Go: A tool to overcome limitations of referrals

Every medical ailment demands attention, but some ailments are more urgent than others. Where a patient might be able to wait a week to have a sore toe examined, almost any problem with the central nervous system demands prompt examination and diagnosis.

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Topics: telehealth, TeleVisits, telemedicine, telehealth visit, telemedicine software, neurology telemedicine, telehealth neurology, telemedicine services

A Prescription for Safety, Legibility, and Ease of Use

Posted by eClinicalWorks on 5/25/21 3:28 PM

Webinar covers new standard coming September 1

Back in 2000, Donald M. Berwick, then CEO at the Boston-based Institute for Healthcare Improvement, coauthored an editorial article lamenting the persistence of paper medical records and handwritten prescriptions.

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Topics: patient safety, e-Prescribe, webinar, electronic prescribing, e-prescribing

Solutions for Allergy Testing, Tracking, and Treatment

Posted by eClinicalWorks on 5/20/21 10:55 AM

Have you noticed all that yellow-green dust settling on your porch, your driveway, your car, and maybe even the dog?

That’s pollen, of course, and while it may not be a problem for you, it’s a problem for millions of people. And pollen is just one of thousands of potential allergens that can wreak havoc with human health.

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Topics: TeleVisits, allergy ehr, allergy and immunology, allergy ehr software, allergy coding, early spring allergies

It’s Always Time to Switch for Value and Performance

Posted by eClinicalWorks on 5/18/21 10:30 AM

Even when faced with evidence that changes are needed within their organization, many companies hesitate. That’s natural. Change, after all, usually involves expense, disruption, and risk.

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Topics: Make the Switch, Switching EHR Systems, Switching EHR vendors, Switch EHR System Reasons, Switch EHR

Why Upgrading Your Software Matters

Posted by eClinicalWorks on 5/13/21 9:37 AM

Maybe you’ve done it before? You know, clicking that “update later” button on the little notification that pops up in the corner of your computer.

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Topics: Electronic Health Records, electronic medical records, software security, Software Update, stay up to date

May: Time to Focus on Mental Health

Posted by eClinicalWorks on 5/11/21 4:40 PM

COVID-19 brings new challenges; new tools respond

Each May, the National Alliance on Mental Illness marks Mental Health Awareness Month. The annual awareness campaign seeks to build awareness of the millions of Americans living with mental illness and how society can provide the support and quality care they need to live healthy and fulfilling lives.

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Topics: telehealth mental health, EHR mental health, EHR behavioral health

Better Technology Helps Blunt a Pandemic’s Effects

Posted by eClinicalWorks on 5/6/21 5:34 PM

Use of telehealth on the cloud is the right prescription

Dr. Nilay M. Gandhi has authored or co-authored dozens of papers in the field of urology on topics such as the prognostic value of the neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio in patients with muscle-invasive bladder cancer. So, he wasn’t about to let a few technical hurdles stand in the way of serving his patients.

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Topics: cloud based ehr, cloud based EMR, fully accessible, cloud based solution

PCMH: Putting Patients at the Forefront of Healthcare

Posted by eClinicalWorks on 5/4/21 4:42 PM

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.

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Topics: patient centered medical home, patient care, value based care

Spanish Updates for healow

Posted by eClinicalWorks on 4/27/21 8:19 PM
According to American Community Survey data, in 2016 there were 40 million U.S. residents who spoke Spanish at home in 2016 — a 133.4% increase from 1990, when U.S. Census data showed a total of 17.3 million. As the number of Spanish speakers increases, so too does the need for Spanish-language integration in technology applications and various media, including the solutions healthcare providers rely upon to keep their patients engaged.
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Topics: healow, healow Kids, healow Mom, online appointment booking, healow app, spanish app, spanish integration, online booking system, language

healow Insights: Helping to Bridge the Data Gap

Posted by eClinicalWorks on 4/15/21 2:19 PM

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.

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Topics: medical records, healow Insights, healthcare data, healthcare data analytics, payer, data gap, data gap analysis

The eCW Podcast: Getting the Inside Scoop on Everything Healthcare IT

Posted by eClinicalWorks on 4/13/21 1:02 PM

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.

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Topics: podcast, video podcast, podcast newsletter, podcast subscription, podcasts, healthcare podcast

Focusing on Public Health: COVID-19 and Beyond

Posted by eClinicalWorks on 4/8/21 2:35 PM

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.

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Topics: National Public Health Week, World Health Day, Public Health

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