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Helping NYC Youth Reach Their Potential

Posted by eClinicalWorks on Jun 4, 2018 6:00:00 AM

An outsider might assume that New York City youth are universally savvy and self-reliant, capable of finding their way in what is, after all, one of the world’s largest and most diverse cities, a place that is brash, bold, and seemingly bursting with confidence.

But the reality is that youth everywhere face many of the same problems, have many of the same questions, and struggle with many of the same issues. Those issues range from dealing with the physical and emotional changes that come with puberty to questions of identity, self-confidence, and how to navigate the world.

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Topics: healow, Patient Engagement, Patient Portal

ADHD and Telemedicine: A Natural Fit

Posted by eClinicalWorks on May 30, 2018 3:05:19 PM

Two converging trends

When you step back and look at long-term trends in medicine, some things seem obvious. The use of telemedicine to better serve pediatric patients with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is such a case.

While mental restlessness has been a part of human behavior throughout history, it is only in recent decades that medical professionals have discerned a treatable difference between individuals who sometimes have trouble focusing and others, including many children, who have the disorder known as ADHD.

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Topics: healow, televisits, ADHD, pediatric

Getting Online with Patient Engagement

Posted by eClinicalWorks on May 21, 2018 9:18:53 AM

Let’s Talk about Excellence!

At Prime Care Family Practice of Prince George, Virginia, things were going well. Having worked with eClinicalWorks since 2012, the practice had an excellent healthcare IT partner. Providers were seeing 600 patients each week. The phones were busy.

But early in 2016, Dr. Amar Shah recognized a serious deficiency in his Patient Engagement strategy: It was all about the telephone.

Telephones are great, but if they are the primary or sole method patients use to reach their providers, access to healthcare can suffer, along with patient satisfaction.

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Topics: healow, Patient Engagement, Patient Portal, Open Access®

“They have their little phones!”

Posted by eClinicalWorks on Jan 9, 2018 2:22:06 PM

In October 2016, Frontiers in Psychiatry published an online review of studies regarding cellphone addiction, some of which suggest that many people today might be a bit over-attached to those gadgets that seem to take care of more and more of our daily tasks.

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Topics: healow, Patient Engagement, communication, Obstetrics

Healthcare, change, and changing mindsets

Posted by eClinicalWorks on May 22, 2017 9:03:34 AM

 

If there’s anything more difficult than developing healthcare IT, it’s implementing it. And we’re not talking here about the developers and trainers at companies such as eClinicalWorks whose job it is to teach the software to clients. We mean how clients themselves adapt to rapidly changing technology. 

eClinicalWorks focuses a lot of time and attention on training. But the best trainer in the world cannot be certain that clients understand the tools they use every day until they demonstrate confidence in the use of new technologies, and show that they are thinking differently about processes and workflows.

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Topics: healow, Patient Engagement, Patient Portal, EHR, Case Study

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