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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

A Deep Dive Into Our Vaccine Administration Management Solution

Posted by eClinicalWorks on 4/6/21 3:11 PM

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.

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Taming Population Health Paperwork

Posted by eClinicalWorks on 4/1/21 4:22 PM

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.

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Topics: Population Health, care plan oversight, CPO

Honoring All Our Doctors

Posted by eClinicalWorks on 3/30/21 12:45 PM

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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Topics: National Doctors' Day

The Growing Importance of RCM

Posted by eClinicalWorks on 3/25/21 5:20 PM

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.

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Topics: RCM, Electronic Health Records, revenue cycle management, revenue cycle management healthcare, data conversion

Better Ways to Hear Patients’ Stories

Posted by eClinicalWorks on 3/23/21 5:10 PM

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.

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Topics: healow, eClinicalWorks, messenger, Kiosk, Scribe, eClinicalMessenger

How a Startup Medical Practice Builds Awareness

Posted by eClinicalWorks on 3/18/21 11:46 AM

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.

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Topics: healow Aware, First day of Spring, print marketing materials, how to market your business, creative ways to market your business, online presence

A Partner for Reinventing Your Practice

Posted by eClinicalWorks on 3/16/21 4:17 PM

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.

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Topics: Patient Engagement, telehealth, TeleVisits, Open Access®, healow CHECK-IN, contactless check-in

A Critical Moment in the COVID-19 Fight

Posted by eClinicalWorks on 3/5/21 3:50 PM

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.

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Topics: VAMS, Vaccine Administration Management System, Vaccine Administration Management Solution

What it Takes to Better Know Your Patients

Posted by eClinicalWorks on 3/2/21 8:00 AM

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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Topics: wearables, wearable devices, Interoperability, podcast, telehealth, TeleVisits, PRISMA, interoperability in healthcare, One Patient One Record, electronic medical records, medical records, reimbursement, EHR data, healow Insights, wearable technology, wearable health devices

Meeting the Challenge of Vaccine Administration

Posted by eClinicalWorks on 2/25/21 5:22 PM

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.

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Topics: Open Access®, healow CHECK-IN, contactless check-in, online appointment booking, eClinicalMessenger, e check in, VAMS, Vaccine Administration Management System, Vaccine, COVID-19

What’s FHIR and How Will It Drive Healthcare Interoperability?

Posted by eClinicalWorks on 2/23/21 3:00 PM

People everywhere will turn to online marketplaces like Amazon® or eBay® to purchase gifts for friends and family. Now, imagine the frustration that would ensue if these companies made a decision to only allow access through a single browser and on a specific type of mobile device.

Users want the freedom to be able to access a website from any browser, on any device, and any operating system. This same need for independence and ease of use carries over when providers need to access healthcare data between EHRs. FHIR is the means of achieving this.

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Topics: eClinicalWorks, Interoperability, healthcare interoperability, FHIR, smart on fhir, FHIR API, FHIR standard, interoperability in healthcare, Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resource

Engaging hard-to-reach patients

Posted by eClinicalWorks on 2/18/21 4:03 PM

Amid abundant advances, health disparities persist

It is perhaps the greatest paradox in the American healthcare system: In an era of unprecedented advances in information technology and the understanding and treatment of disease, health inequities and gaps in care persist in many parts of the U.S.

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Topics: Patient Engagement, patient engagement strategies, patient engagement solutions, underserved populations, increase patient engagement, underserved populations in healthcare

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