A healthcare provider located in the often-sweltering heat of the Arizona desert is typically not going to be treating cases of frostbite. Medical practices across the country each deal with challenges specific to their region, and when they have targeted questions about their EHR software, they might wonder who’s there to help?
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.
Consumers turning to contactless methods for commerce
There are few things more personal and important to people than the relationships they have with their medical providers. But as central and important as the role that healthcare plays in our lives may be, medicine is subject to many of the same market forces as any other industry.
These days, there’s a lot of talk about cloud-based software. A recent study surveying 786 technical professionals across a wide spectrum of organizations showed that 94% of the respondents used a cloud-based service to manage data.
Stability, continuity of care, and outstanding service matter
National Patient Recognition Week occurs each year during the first week of February, coinciding with another popular event — Groundhog Day. This year, we imagine that winter’s duration is probably not the first thing on the minds of providers and patients. They’re more likely to be asking how much longer the COVID-19 crisis will last!
Topics: Patient Engagement, telehealth, TeleVisits, messenger, Patient Relationship Management, Kiosk, patient experience, telemedicine, patient satisfaction, Patient-provider relationship, national patient recognition week, eClinicalMessenger
There are few things as satisfying as placing the last piece of a jigsaw puzzle in the correct spot.
January 29, 2021, is National Puzzle Day and even though finishing a jigsaw puzzle may be satisfying, solving unique problems specific to healthcare is another area worth celebrating.
Topics: Patient Engagement, Population Health, Interoperability, Patient Portal, telehealth, TeleVisits, Chronic Care Management, CCM, Open Access®, telemedicine, HEDIS, transition care management, TCM, healthcare interoperability, healow CHECK-IN, contactless check-in, online appointment booking, care plan oversight, National Puzzle Day, Disease Explorer, PRISMA, FHIR, #NationalPuzzleDay
Getting a sneak peek at the industry’s near future
They say no one can read the future. But if you read the Federal Register and rules from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), you can get a fairly good idea of what the near future holds for healthcare policy.
In 2018, lung cancer death rates in the United States fell to the lowest rate ever recorded — a 31% drop since peak numbers in 1991. Researchers believe that much of this success is due to a lesser amount of smoking in the country and better methods of screening and treating the disease.
How training can move practices from good to great
How many times have you bought a fancy new gadget, set it up, and then sort of learned how to use it? Probably quite a few. But if you’re a medical practitioner and the “gadget” is your Electronic Health Record, “sort of” learning the system simply isn’t good enough.
The power of mindfulness
The COVID-19 pandemic has been tough on everyone, particularly for those fighting each day on the frontlines of care. A September 2020 study revealed that 64% of the US physicians surveyed were experiencing provider burnout at the time they were interviewed.
You know that feeling you get when you replace your microwave oven, buy a bigger TV, or finally decide to get a new car? What you had was very good, and you were comfortable with it. But after a few days or weeks of the new model, you can’t believe what you were missing!
Measuring the effectiveness of care delivery is essential to ensuring your practice is taking the right approach to patients’ needs. The Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS®*) is an essential tool for identifying and closing gaps in care, but knowing the best way to meet quality measures is not always straightforward. That’s why HEDIS Analytics from eClinicalWorks® offers providers a set of industry-standard performance measures to evaluate care access and delivery, measure compliance, and review provider performance.
To say a lot happened in 2020 would be an understatement. In this blog, we wanted to take a moment to focus on how eClinicalWorks® has changed over the last year and what we are looking forward to in 2021 and beyond.
What do you get when you combine lots of snowfall, a worldwide pandemic, and a nearly complete lockdown of your state?
What makes a holiday sweater ugly? Is it an abundance of incongruous geometric patterns, bright multicolored lights that wind up and around the wool sleeves like vines on a chimney, or could it just be one too many snowflakes dotting the front of that purple and orange itchy holiday sweater?