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Striving for health in rural America

Posted by eClinicalWorks on Apr 23, 2018 6:00:00 AM

Like many rural areas in the U.S., Pecos, New Mexico and environs has two tales to tell. One is of breathtaking natural beauty, where hiking, biking, and sightseeing unfold against a backdrop as beautiful as any in the nation. The other is a story of hardworking people who sometimes struggle with issues of health, insurance, and access to quality care.

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Topics: Health Centers, chronic conditions, reporting, Documentation

Patient Portal 8.0

Posted by eClinicalWorks on Apr 16, 2018 6:00:00 PM

When it comes to making quality healthcare available to any community, what’s the first challenge? Access.

After all, the best medical services in the world are of no value unless patients can make use of them. And even when a doctor/patient relationship has been established, the doctors and patients sometimes need help staying in touch and making best use of available resources.

That’s where a tool such as Patient Portal can make a critical difference.

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Topics: Patient Engagement, Patient Portal, V11, Proxy Portal, proxy access

Petaluma Health Center: Unified Community Care

Posted by eClinicalWorks on Apr 16, 2018 6:00:00 AM

The spirit of 1996 lives on

If you want to understand the role that Petaluma Health Center plays in California’s Sonoma County, it helps to understand what took place in 1996.

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Topics: community health, community care, holistic, affordable care

“They have their little phones!”

Posted by eClinicalWorks on Jan 9, 2018 2:22:06 PM

In October 2016, Frontiers in Psychiatry published an online review of studies regarding cellphone addiction, some of which suggest that many people today might be a bit over-attached to those gadgets that seem to take care of more and more of our daily tasks.

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Topics: healow, Patient Engagement, communication, Obstetrics

Singletrack: Small Is Beautiful, and It Just Might Last

Posted by eClinicalWorks on Dec 21, 2017 6:36:00 AM

Starting (and Staying) Small in Michigan

According to the numbers, small and independent medical practices are headed for extinction. But in Marquette, Michigan — on the shores of Lake Superior in the Upper Peninsula — the husband and wife team of Dr. Christopher Dehlin and Dr. Jennifer Dehlin are demonstrating that there’s a place for smaller medicine, even in an age of consolidation and managed care.

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Topics: Patient Portal, EHR, PCMH, eClinicalMobile, independent

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