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Back to the Basics: Back to School

Posted by eClinicalWorks on 9/16/20 3:39 PM

A new school year? Begin it right!

As Aristotle said long ago, “Well begun is half done.” And there’s no better time to put that ancient saying to work than at the start of a new school year.

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Topics: telehealth, TeleVisits, messenger, EHR usability, EHR maximization, healow CHECK-IN, contactless check-in, Back to the Basics

Thank You to Our Healthcare Environmental Professionals

Posted by eClinicalWorks on 9/14/20 4:47 PM

Healthcare environmental professionals work tirelessly each day to make sure that healthcare facilities continue to be a haven of cleanliness for everyone involved. When health is on everyone’s mind, the healthcare environmental professionals are there to help and provide the expertise that promotes positive patient outcomes year-round and reduce the rate of infections and contagious disease at healthcare facilities.

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Topics: National Healthcare Environmental Services Week, healthcare environmental professionals

The Growing Importance of RCM

Posted by eClinicalWorks on 9/11/20 2:01 PM

Why getting the finances right matters

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.

The 2019 CAQH Index® report found a 15% increase between 2018 and 2019 in the total volume of healthcare transactions across the U.S., with only 7% of these being manual transactions.

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Topics: RCM, Electronic Health Records

It’s Your Practice — Dream Big!

Posted by eClinicalWorks on 9/9/20 5:10 PM

Remember, Project Kickstart is here to help

Once upon a time, you dreamed of medical school. You knew that would be hard to achieve. And it was. But you being you, there was always another dream — that of opening your own medical practice.

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Topics: RCM, Population Health, Interoperability, support, TeleVisits, messenger, Open Access®, Scribe, Project Kickstart, healow CHECK-IN, contactless check-in, website, SEO, social media, marketing

How Contactless Check-In Is Making Care Safer for a Healthcare Practice

Posted by eClinicalWorks on 9/3/20 5:45 PM

Finding ways to maximize safety for patients and healthcare staff is on everyone’s mind these days. At Internist Associates, a four-provider practice located in Ridley Park, Pennsylvania, contactless check-in has been instrumental in enhancing safety for everyone giving and receiving care.

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Topics: healow CHECK-IN, contactless check-in

Back to the Basics During the COVID-19 Era

Posted by eClinicalWorks on 9/1/20 4:49 PM

You’re making changes — make the right ones

With COVID-19 forcing changes to medical practices, 2020 is a great time to go back to basics. As students return to school and families juggle their schedules, it’s the perfect time to do your healthcare IT homework to make sure you’re delivering the services and information they need.

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Topics: Population Health, telehealth, TeleVisits, messenger, Scribe, healow CHECK-IN, contactless check-in, Back to the Basics

How the Patient Portal Is Making a Difference for a Pediatric Practice

Posted by eClinicalWorks on 8/28/20 3:55 PM

During these challenging times, strengthening Patient Engagement may seem like a daunting task, but it doesn’t have to be. VIP Midsouth Children’s Clinic is a group of eight pediatric clinics in Tennessee that use the Patient Portal to strengthen engagement.

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Topics: Patient Engagement, Patient Portal, telehealth, pediatric

Going Big for Their Go-Live

Posted by eClinicalWorks on 8/26/20 4:30 PM

600 providers, 190 locations, one day

One of the most difficult technology decisions any organization has to make has little to do with hardware, software, or upgrades. Once all such decisions have been made, the last remaining obstacle is often a very practical one: Do we do this a bit at a time, or all at once?

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How Scribe Technology Is Changing Healthcare

Posted by eClinicalWorks on 8/24/20 8:10 PM

For all the advances technology has brought to 21st-century medicine, there remains a need for means of transcribing and transferring information. And because healthcare is as much art as science — and involves human beings — opportunities remain for refining the traditional function of the scribe, from faithfully reproducing information to using human intellect and ingenuity to devise better ways of interpreting data, drawing upon medical knowledge, and making a positive difference in the lives of patients.

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

Fulfilling the Promise of EPCS

Posted by eClinicalWorks on 8/21/20 12:01 PM

Potential savings of $53B nationwide

In medicine, nothing has potentially greater impact on patients’ well-being than the prescribing of controlled substances. Done properly, such prescriptions alleviate suffering, promote wellness, and restore health. When mishandled, however, the process can be subject to fraud and abuse that can comprise patient safety.

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Topics: ePCS, e-Prescribe

Our National Conference in 2020

Posted by eClinicalWorks on 8/19/20 3:49 PM

As many of us danced the night away at the silent disco or sat in a vast ballroom as Girish delivered his electric Keynote Address at last year’s National Conference, none of us could have imagined how much the world would change.

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Topics: National Conference, eCWNC20

Interoperability: Critical for Effective Pediatric Care

Posted by eClinicalWorks on 8/17/20 3:34 PM

The ‘magic’ ingredient in healthcare

Ensuring the wellbeing of children requires access to quality care, fast and accurate diagnoses, and the right medications. It also requires a seemingly magical fourth ingredient that parents may never think about — effective interoperability.

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Topics: pediatric, healthcare interoperability

7 Keys to Better EHR Usability

Posted by eClinicalWorks on 8/14/20 4:27 PM

When it comes to improving healthcare IT, what is the consensus of expert opinion for improving the day-to-day usefulness of Electronic Health Records?

We looked at a dozen reports issued during the last five years and published in sources including Becker’s Health IT & CIO Report, the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, EHR Intelligence, The Pew Charitable Trusts, and industry news outlets. The reports summarize studies, user surveys, industry trends, consumer preferences, and experts’ views.

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Topics: EHR usability, improving healthcare IT, technology improving healthcare

Health Center Week: Telehealth & Analytics Light the Way

Posted by eClinicalWorks on 8/12/20 6:11 PM

New tools and techniques for the coronavirus fight

The coronavirus pandemic has affected just about everything in 2020. National Health Center Week (August 9-15) is an opportunity to focus on both the challenges that COVID-19 is posing for healthcare and some creative solutions.

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Topics: National Health Center Week, podcast, Health Centers, NHCW20

National Health Center Week: Continuing the Legacy

Posted by eClinicalWorks on 8/10/20 3:04 PM

Discussions and debates over healthcare policy never end, but one point is beyond dispute: Since their founding in 1965, our nation’s community health centers have grown to play a vital role in delivering quality healthcare to more than 28 million Americans¹.

During National Health Center Week, we take time to recognize the work that thousands of providers and staff do every day on behalf of communities across the nation.

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Topics: cloud, health outcomes, value-based medicine, Electronic Health Records

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