Neuro2Go: A tool to overcome limitations of referrals
Every medical ailment demands attention, but some ailments are more urgent than others. Where a patient might be able to wait a week to have a sore toe examined, almost any problem with the central nervous system demands prompt examination and diagnosis.
Webinar covers new standard coming September 1
Back in 2000, Donald M. Berwick, then CEO at the Boston-based Institute for Healthcare Improvement, coauthored an editorial article lamenting the persistence of paper medical records and handwritten prescriptions.
Have you noticed all that yellow-green dust settling on your porch, your driveway, your car, and maybe even the dog?
That’s pollen, of course, and while it may not be a problem for you, it’s a problem for millions of people. And pollen is just one of thousands of potential allergens that can wreak havoc with human health.
allergy and immunology,
allergy ehr software,
early spring allergies
Even when faced with evidence that changes are needed within their organization, many companies hesitate. That’s natural. Change, after all, usually involves expense, disruption, and risk.
Make the Switch,
Switching EHR Systems,
Switching EHR vendors,
Switch EHR System Reasons,
Maybe you’ve done it before? You know, clicking that “update later” button on the little notification that pops up in the corner of your computer.
Electronic Health Records,
electronic medical records,
stay up to date
COVID-19 brings new challenges; new tools respond
Each May, the National Alliance on Mental Illness marks Mental Health Awareness Month. The annual awareness campaign seeks to build awareness of the millions of Americans living with mental illness and how society can provide the support and quality care they need to live healthy and fulfilling lives.
telehealth mental health,
EHR mental health,
EHR behavioral health
Use of telehealth on the cloud is the right prescription
Dr. Nilay M. Gandhi has authored or co-authored dozens of papers in the field of urology on topics such as the prognostic value of the neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio in patients with muscle-invasive bladder cancer. So, he wasn’t about to let a few technical hurdles stand in the way of serving his patients.
cloud based ehr,
cloud based EMR,
cloud based solution
For writers, receiving the Pulitzer prize is a recognition of excellence in their craft. In healthcare, gaining Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) recognition is like the Pulitzer of patient care. This means that a medical practice has invested and follows a model of care that puts patients first and emphasizes continuous quality improvement.
patient centered medical home,
value based care
American Community Survey data
, in 2016 there were 40 million U.S. residents who spoke Spanish at home in 2016 — a 133.4% increase from 1990, when U.S. Census data showed a total of 17.3 million. As the number of Spanish speakers increases, so too does the need for Spanish-language integration in technology applications and various media, including the solutions healthcare providers rely upon to keep their patients engaged.
online appointment booking,
online booking system,
More bidirectional exchange of data is needed
The practice of medicine is difficult but comes with a deeply rewarding experience — maintaining and restoring patients’ health. Properly handling all the patient data that healthcare generates, on the other hand, may be equally difficult while offering few — if any — emotional rewards.
healthcare data analytics,
data gap analysis
A few years ago, most people would have given you a strange sidewise glance if you started rambling on about your favorite podcast. You’d probably be met with a few people questioning what a podcast even was. But times have changed; from sports shows to mythological storytelling, there are now podcasts covering nearly every subject you could think of.
Closures meant fewer screenings — and more challenges ahead
Even in a field as busy as healthcare, it’s OK to call a timeout. Indeed, following a year shaped by the demands and uncertainties of a global pandemic, it is critical that healthcare workers take time to pause, reflect on their work, and assess the best path forward.
This week offers two opportunities to do that.
National Public Health Week,
World Health Day,
As COVID-19 vaccines continue to become available to practices, providers and staff everywhere are looking for a simple way to efficiently manage and organize the vaccine administration process. The eClinicalWorks® Vaccine Administration Management Solution (VAMS) works for those running a stand-alone vaccine clinic or integrating vaccines into their existing practice and EHR database.
Avoiding the danger of ‘loose cannons’
Back in the Age of Sail, the last thing a captain needed in the midst of battle was a loose cannon careening around the deck and causing trouble. Today’s medical practices face a similar challenge: Winning the Population Health battle requires making sure that the powerful tools they use every day remain in place. That way, well-trained personnel know exactly where those powerful healthcare IT weapons are at all times and can quickly bring them into play as needed.
care plan oversight,
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.
National Doctors' Day