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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

Back to the Basics: Population Health

Posted by eClinicalWorks on 8/7/20 11:53 AM

Understanding is the first step toward health

Since ancient times, the story of medicine has been one of ongoing discovery, pushing the frontiers of science forward to gain a deeper and more holistic understanding of what makes us ill and how we can restore health.

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Topics: Population Health, CCM, HEDIS, TCM, Back to the Basics

Interoperability: Putting Data in the Right Hands

Posted by eClinicalWorks on 8/3/20 3:53 PM

In the right hands, medical data is priceless.

The right hands include authorized providers, for whom access to the most up-to-date patient data is essential for informed decision-making and better and safer medicine. Ensuring patients also enjoy on-demand access to their own medical records is critical for making them full partners in their healthcare. 

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Topics: Interoperability, CMS, healthcare interoperability, patient data, HIPAA, ONC, eEHX®, APIs, authorized providers

The Promise of a New EHR: Why Practices Switch

Posted by eClinicalWorks on 7/31/20 11:36 AM

Switching EHRs can be time-consuming and expensive, but practices continue to seek better healthcare IT. An EHR should provide comprehensive documentation, the latest interoperability, tools for Patient Engagement and Population Health, in-depth data analytics, tools that promote safety when trying to reduce the number of in-person visits, and effective Revenue Cycle Management.

Given how few EHRs meet all those criteria, it is not surprising that 62% of practices have switched EHRs at least once.

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Topics: EHR, EHR implementation, Electronic Health Records

4 Ways to Attract New Patients and Retain Existing Ones

Posted by eClinicalWorks on 7/27/20 5:03 PM

When it comes to selecting a new physician, patients today have quite a few options to choose from. By doing a quick search on the internet, patients will not only find out what is expected from healthcare practices but also find out how an individual practice fares against the competition. Just because a patient initially chooses a practice, doesn’t mean they’ll continue coming back. Read on to learn about four ways that could help you attract new patients and also keep them coming back to receive care.

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Topics: Patient Engagement, patient safety, patient experience, patient satisfaction

Pushing Boundaries, Reaching New Horizons

Posted by eClinicalWorks on 7/24/20 4:24 PM

Telehealth’s new prominence hints at more change ahead

The thing about boundaries is that you never quite reach them. In healthcare, for example, new technology — or a novel application of old technology — always opens new possibilities.

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Topics: podcast, telehealth, TeleVisits, telemedicine

Remote Training Gets the Job Done

Posted by eClinicalWorks on 7/20/20 4:29 PM

Acquiring new skills during the COVID-19 crisis

With recommendations to stay at home, self-isolate, and sometimes quarantine, the COVID-19 crisis means that many people finally have the time they need to focus on learning something new.

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Topics: remote training, training

How to Keep Your Patients & Staff Safe During COVID-19

Posted by eClinicalWorks on 7/17/20 3:17 PM

With so much uncertainty surrounding COVID-19, safety is on everyone’s mind right now. Providers may wonder about the best ways to continue seeing patients while minimizing the risk of spreading coronavirus and easing the anxiety of patients and staff.

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Topics: telehealth, TeleVisits, Chronic Care Management, CCM, telemedicine, contactless check-in

It’s Time for a Better Check-in Solution

Posted by eClinicalWorks on 7/10/20 12:30 PM

The jury is in — paper is out!

More than six months after the first reports of coronavirus began to circulate, medical providers across the nation have largely adjusted to key changes in their workflows. Those changes include the rise of telehealth, stricter sanitation protocols, and prioritizing care to make the best use of resources.

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Topics: healow CHECK-IN

Reinventing Practices by Reinventing the Care Cycle

Posted by eClinicalWorks on 7/6/20 12:30 PM

Reclaiming the nation’s medical heritage

For many years, medicine throughout the United States was an intensely local and personal matter. Doctors established long-term relationships with individuals and families, often treating multiple generations, providing cradle-to-grave care that was built on understanding, engagement, and personal knowledge of patients’ needs.

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Topics: podcast, reinvent

How to Digitize Your Front Office

Posted by eClinicalWorks on 7/1/20 5:44 PM

Today, digitizing your front office doesn’t have to be a struggle. Utilizing a comprehensive set of tools can help improve workflows and make for a seamless and efficient experience for both patients and staff.

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Topics: telehealth, TeleVisits, messenger, Open Access®, telemedicine

The Telehealth Revolution Continues

Posted by eClinicalWorks on 6/29/20 5:38 PM

Now is the time to reinvent your practice

With businesses reopening and clinical trials of potential vaccines under way, there’s hope that the end of the coronavirus pandemic may be within sight. But does bringing COVID-19 under control also mean the end of the telehealth revolution that has seen a surge in remote medical visits over the last three months?

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Topics: telehealth, TeleVisits, telemedicine, reinvent

Wearable Health Devices – Futuristic Focal Point or Forgettable Fad?

Posted by eClinicalWorks on 6/26/20 2:13 PM

How many times have you taken a few extra steps to close that exercise ring on your Apple Watch®? Have you ever put on a portable BP cuff to determine what your blood pressure reading is? As people everywhere continue to become more involved in their own health, wearable health devices will continue to play an integral role in healthcare.

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Topics: wearables, wearable devices

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