Celebrating unbreakable community bonds
Chemists will tell you that covalent bonds — which share pairs of electrons between atoms — are the strongest bonds known to science. But as we mark National Health Center Week with the theme “The Chemistry for Strong Communities,” it’s clear that the bonds that unite the nation’s community health centers are perhaps the strongest known to social scientists.
National Health Center Week,
Electronic Health Records,
community health center,
electronic medical records
How PRISMA creates a seamless care network
From Tiffin to Coldwater, from Pauling to Upper Sandusky, orthopedic patients in Northwest Ohio are never far from one of the offices of the Orthopaedic Institute of Ohio (OIO). But the more important point is this: No matter which office provides care, the distance between the patient and that patient’s records is essentially zero.
interoperability in healthcare,
electronic medical records,
health search engine,
How RPA in RCM can improve your bottom line
If you were on a walk and spotted a couple of billion dollars by the side of the road, odds are you would do something about it. But each year, healthcare organizations — hospitals, clinics, and practices — collectively lose billions of dollars to administrative costs, losses that could be avoided with more efficient Revenue Cycle Management (RCM) practices.
revenue cycle management,
revenue cycle management healthcare,
Unlock the power of Medicare claims data at your practice
The most fundamental difference between modern and medieval medicine isn’t found in the fancy equipment, powerful medications, or lifesaving skills of physicians, nurses, and EMTs. All those things help, but the most critical difference is the ability to see.
Cost & Utilization Explorer,
Summer is officially here, and people around the country will be spending more time outside. We need sunshine in order to stay healthy, but too much of anything can become problematic.
skin cancer screening,
summer skin care,
What would you do if you found yourself facing a complex and seemingly insoluble problem that might well be a matter of life and death? You might do what the Romans did — use a cohort-based system.
Wisconsin FQHC quickly transforms clinical practice
A Fortune Business Insights report estimates that the market for Behavioral Health grew by 11.3% in 2020, driven in large part by societal stresses from the COVID-19 pandemic. From $77.6 billion in 2021, the report projects spending on Behavioral Health will reach $99.4 billion by 2028.
EHR behavioral health
Live, free, and full of knowledge your practice can use
Do you remember the excitement you felt as a child when you knew your birthday was getting close? Or that blockbuster movie was finally released? Or how about when you were a teenager and learned that your favorite band was coming to a city near you — and you finally had enough money to buy a ticket?
Witham Health Services grows and succeeds with eCW and healow
Indiana likes to style itself “The Crossroads of America,” and for better than half its history, Witham Memorial Hospital — now part of the Witham Health Services system — has been serving residents who live just north of the capital city of Indianapolis.
Last month we discussed the importance of three letters in a discussion of how Hierarchical Condition Category (HCC) coding helps calculate risk, predict expenditures, and determine reimbursements. This month, we look at five letters — HEDIS® — that complement HCC.
Sometimes rightsize is the right word
When the word rightsize entered the English language about 1985, employees in many industries soon learned that when the boss started using that word, they were just looking for a gentler way to say downsize. In short, it was time to look for a new job.
According to the 2022 Chartbook from the National Association of Community Health Centers, more than 29 million Americans rely upon community health centers as their primary source of healthcare.
community health center,
neighborhood health center,
family health center,
student health center,
Remember eating alphabet soup as a child and gathering those tiny letters made from pasta to spell your name? Well, getting the right letters together still matters, and in the healthcare world, three letters to pay close attention to are HCC.
Hierarchical Conditional Category coding,
hierarchical condition category
Although we once again are beginning to spend in person time with our friends, families, and loved ones, there is still much work to be done to expand access to care and improve social, physical, and mental health for all.
National Public Health Week,
World Health Day,