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The Best of Healthcare IT in the Heart of America

Posted by eClinicalWorks on 5/17/22 4:57 PM

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.

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HEDIS: Completing the Picture of Patients’ Health

Posted by eClinicalWorks on 5/12/22 3:02 PM

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. 

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Topics: HEDIS

How eClinicalWorks RCM Service Boosts Efficiency

Posted by eClinicalWorks on 5/5/22 11:40 AM

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.

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Who Are the 29 Million Americans Who Use Health Centers?

Posted by eClinicalWorks on 4/27/22 4:45 PM

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.

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Topics: Health Centers, documentation, community health center, PRISMA, neighborhood health center, family health center, student health center, value, SDOH

HCC: More than Just Letters, They Are Key to Coding and Care

Posted by eClinicalWorks on 4/13/22 12:33 PM

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.

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Topics: Population Health, HCC, Hierarchical Conditional Category coding, HCC programs, hierarchical condition category

Focusing on Public Health: Staying Connected With the Community

Posted by eClinicalWorks on 4/6/22 9:25 AM

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.

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

Honoring All Our Doctors

Posted by eClinicalWorks on 3/30/22 3:59 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

HIMSS22 Outlines Opportunities in Healthcare

Posted by eClinicalWorks on 3/25/22 11:48 AM

Time travel is still the stuff of science fiction, but after two years of a global pandemic, attending a live healthcare conference sure felt like a paradigm shift.

In some ways, the 2022 HIMSS Annual Global Health Conference & Exhibition, held in Orlando in mid-March, felt like early 2020, with in-person conversations, presentations, and networking.

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Topics: Population Health, telehealth, Patient Relationship Management, remote patient monitoring, PRISMA, healow TeleVists, remote patient management, HIMSS22, network EHR

The First Step: Patient-Centered Medical Home

Posted by eClinicalWorks on 3/17/22 5:04 PM

To get started with Population Health, there’s no place like PCMH

Just as no building can long endure without a strong foundation, medical practices that hope to grow and thrive in an age of value-based healthcare need to build upon fundamentals.

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Topics: Population Health, PCMH

3 Ways that healow Pay Helped a Growing Primary Care Practice

Posted by eClinicalWorks on 3/4/22 5:53 PM

When you’re a smaller medical practice, every edge counts toward success. During the heart of the pandemic, providers at Innova Primary Care, a seven-provider practice serving over 4,700 patients in Huntsville, Alabama, used eClinicalWorks® and healow® solutions to grow their practice.

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Topics: healow Payment Services, electronic payment, healow pay, contactless payment

The Network EHR, PRISMA, and Beyond

Posted by eClinicalWorks on 2/25/22 3:23 PM

eClinicalWorks to exhibit revolutionary technologies at HIMSS22

In the mid-1980s, computer science pioneer John Gage coined the phrase “the network is the computer” to describe the revolutionary work at Sun Microsystems. Some 40 years later, eClinicalWorks® is giving Gage’s phrase a twist as we continue to reimagine healthcare IT. 

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Topics: HIMSS, PRISMA, HIMSS22, network EHR

Defense Matters: Keeping Remote Medicine Safe

Posted by eClinicalWorks on 2/17/22 5:41 PM

New technologies come with new security challenges

If you saw the end of Super Bowl LVI, you know that defense matters. With less than a minute to play, Rams’ star defensive tackle Aaron Donald barreled past two Cincinnati Bengals and spun quarterback Joe Burrow to the turf, sealing his team’s 23-20 victory.

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Topics: telehealth, telemedicine, remote patient monitoring, healow TeleVists, remote patient management, RPM

Handling Hospital ADT Notifications With Direct Messaging

Posted by eClinicalWorks on 2/15/22 3:59 PM

How the eClinicalWorks TCN dashboard can help track patients

Every driver has had that experience of going to make a lane change only to realize that there is a vehicle in their blind spot, forcing them to make an abrupt course correction. Something like that also happens in healthcare.

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Topics: Interoperability, Medicare, TCM, Direct Secure Messaging, Transition Care Notifications, TCN Dashboard, ADT notifications

All the Ingredients for Population Health Management

Posted by eClinicalWorks on 2/10/22 11:58 AM

A complex topic will yield to a systematic approach

In last month’s opening blog in this series, we defined the field of Population Health as including “health outcomes, patterns of health determinants, and policies and interventions that link these two.”

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Topics: Population Health, ACO, PCMH, CCM, HCC, HEDIS, transition care management, remote patient monitoring, care plan oversight, Disease Explorer, Cost & Utilization Explorer

Celebrating American Heart Month

Posted by eClinicalWorks on 2/8/22 5:12 PM

Understanding the importance of your cardiovascular health is key to reducing the chances of contracting life-threatening diseases. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States, and adopting a healthful diet alongside regular physical exercise can reduce the chances of contracting the disease.

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Topics: telehealth, TeleVisits, Scribe, Customer Success Story, cardiology, cardiologist, American Heart Month, #AmericanHeartMonth

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