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When PRISMA Can Lead to Better Healthcare

Posted by eClinicalWorks on 7/28/21 8:37 AM

Better interoperability when records appear to be lacking

There’s no doubt that PRISMA, the eClinicalWorks health information search engine, is a powerful tool for obtaining a complete, searchable view of patient health histories. Still, many practices may be wondering how it fits into their workflows to change how they practice medicine.

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Topics: EHR, Electronic Health Records, PRISMA, electronic medical records, health search engine, patient information, coordinate care

Using PRISMA to Create Better Patients Records

Posted by eClinicalWorks on 7/20/21 1:45 PM

How Zeid Medical Group leverages the power of interoperability

Zeid Medical Group runs women’s health and pediatric clinics in Tyler and Longview, Texas, that serve about 1,000 patients each month. Like any busy medical practice today, they see a mix of established and new patients who come from all walks of life and have medical histories that range from simple to complex.

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Topics: Electronic Health Records, PRISMA, electronic medical records, health search engine, patient information, coordinate care

Winning the Medical Information Game

Posted by eClinicalWorks on 7/6/21 3:44 PM

How PRISMA can help your practice with interoperability

Your providers thrive when they have access to the latest information on health, illness, and treatments. A 2006 study by the American Medical Informatics Association concluded that when physicians need good information they seek out gold-standard sources, including high-quality medical journals and reputable websites that specialize in their area of expertise.

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Topics: Interoperability, Electronic Health Records, PRISMA, interoperability in healthcare, electronic medical records, health search engine, patient information, coordinate care

Record Retrieval Made Easy With PRISMA

Posted by eClinicalWorks on 6/30/21 3:37 PM

Patients today are likely to visit many different healthcare facilities to receive care. When going from place to place, it’s possible that records may not be as accessible to providers as necessary. That’s why we’ve created PRISMA, the eClinicalWorks® health information search engine.

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Topics: Electronic Health Records, PRISMA, One Patient One Record, electronic medical records, medical records, health search engine, patient information

Why Upgrading Your Software Matters

Posted by eClinicalWorks on 5/13/21 9:37 AM

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.

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Topics: Electronic Health Records, electronic medical records, software security, Software Update, stay up to date

The Growing Importance of RCM

Posted by eClinicalWorks on 3/25/21 5:20 PM

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.

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Topics: RCM, Electronic Health Records, revenue cycle management, revenue cycle management healthcare, data conversion

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

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

How Choosing the Right EHR Helped Our Practice

Thirteen years ago, Urban Health Plan made the switch

Since our partnership began, our practice has gone through a period of growth and development that mirrored eClinicalWorks’ expansion as an EHR company. After beginning our strategic partnership with eClinicalWorks, we expanded from 3 health centers to 11 health centers and 12 school-based clinics.

The ways that we were able to implement and use the EHR allowed us to improve care by assuring that all of our patients, no matter their location in the Urban Health network, were connected.

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Topics: Electronic Health Records, community health center

How to Improve Your OB/GYN With Your EHR

Posted by eClinicalWorks on 11/8/19 9:00 AM

Women of all ages and at all points in their lives turn to OB/GYN practices to stay healthy. As medical technology advances, eClinicalWorks® continues to create and refine tools to improve practice efficiency and keep patients engaged in their health.

Functional, faster, and more efficient

eClinicalWorks V11 contains gynecological templates designed to improve practice efficiency. For practices that include obstetrics, the OB Flowsheet is a multimodal tool that helps the physician speed up workflows.

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Topics: Electronic Health Records

How Leaders Establish Organizational Success

Posted by eClinicalWorks on 10/11/19 5:00 PM

British economist Ronald Coase, honored with a Nobel Prize in Economics in 1991, often wrote about the structure of organizations. One of his chief insights was that as the transactional costs of achieving specific goals increases, it makes sense to create organizations to meet those goals.

Coase’s idea is familiar to every medical practice that has gone from paper to Electronic Health Records. Tasks once done manually, at great cost and effort, can now be done electronically, cheaply, and automatically.

But Coase’s insight goes still deeper. Even in our information age, many businesses respond to new challenges with old techniques — they work harder and longer. When they fall short of their goals, they assume they aren’t working hard enough.

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Topics: Electronic Health Records

3 Questions to Ask When Switching EHRs

Posted by eClinicalWorks on 10/4/19 4:00 PM

After a long and stressful day, you finally sit down, kick back, and start up the new video game you picked up. A black screen accompanies a sprawling medieval-inspired score and the rhythmic clacking of a horse speeding across a cobbled street. You wait. A white bar appears and then crawls slowly across the screen. Your eyelids grow heavier. As you get up to shut off the console, the screen changes to an armored knight riding his horse in circles without your guidance. A second later, the screen buzzes out, the music swells, and the game shuts off.

Now, imagine if the functionality of the software you use affected patients in the same way as a broken video game.

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Topics: Electronic Health Records

3 Lessons for Successfully Engaging Patients

Posted by eClinicalWorks on 9/25/19 2:44 PM

As the sun sets on a Friday night in the 1990s, voices and explosions from a movie trailer continue to loop in the background as you rush past a towering yellow gumball machine and prepackaged popcorn buckets. You tap your foot against the fading carpeted floor in nervous anticipation as you scan the brightly painted shelves for the newest release on VHS.

Video stores are dead. One of the major reasons why the rental video store market collapsed was their inability to adapt to evolving technology and customer needs. That being said, there are certain lessons that we can learn from the paradigm shift in the home-video viewing industry. Applying these lessons when choosing an EHR will keep your patients engaged and coming back to your practice.

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Topics: Electronic Health Records

How to Ride Cloud Services to Success

Posted by Kimberly Shogren - Sales Executive on 9/19/19 9:15 AM

In late 1996, a group of Compaq and Netcentric executives gathered at an office park outside Houston and gave birth to a new idea: cloud computing. Technology would never be the same.

According to MIT Technology Review, Compaq’s 50-page internal analysis of ideas discussed at that meeting accurately predicted that enterprise software would transform into cloud services and that the future meant “application software is no longer a feature of the hardware — but of the Internet.”

Today, cloud computing fuels all kinds of businesses growth. Successful enterprises routinely align IT “infostructure” with business goals. If solutions aren’t nimble, scalable, secure, convenient, and low cost — they aren’t solutions at all.

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Topics: cloud, Electronic Health Records

Sharing Knowledge and a Shared Vision for Health

Posted by eClinicalWorks on 9/13/19 9:15 AM

During an April 2018 TED Talk in Vancouver, British Columbia, neuroscientist Poppy Crum, chief scientist at Dolby Laboratories, posed a question that should resonate with anyone who works in the fields of healthcare and technology: “What happens when technology knows more about us than we do?”

Crum is among the featured speakers at next week’s Health 2.0 Annual Conference in Santa Clara, California. Whether we like it or not, she told her TED Talk audience, advances in technology mean that we are “already sharing parts of our inner lives.”

One of the tasks of a healthcare IT company is to develop ways to creatively respond to the realities of our information-saturated age, ensuring that patients’ personal and medical histories are protected while enabling providers to use medical data to improve lives.

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Topics: health outcomes, Electronic Health Records

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