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Posted by eClinicalWorks on 3/16/21 4:17 PM

eClinicalWorks has all the elements you need

True invention is hard, but imagine transportation without the wheel, construction without nails, or literacy without the printing press. Each of those things was built on moments of inspiration, years of effort, and the slow accumulation of technology and knowledge. And the path to today’s technology-rich world is a very long one indeed, stretching from the alchemists of the Middle Ages to Benjamin Franklin’s kite to the integrated circuit.

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Topics: Patient Engagement, telehealth, TeleVisits, Open Access®, healow CHECK-IN, contactless check-in

Engaging hard-to-reach patients

Posted by eClinicalWorks on 2/18/21 4:03 PM

Amid abundant advances, health disparities persist

It is perhaps the greatest paradox in the American healthcare system: In an era of unprecedented advances in information technology and the understanding and treatment of disease, health inequities and gaps in care persist in many parts of the U.S.

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Topics: Patient Engagement, patient engagement strategies, patient engagement solutions, underserved populations, increase patient engagement, underserved populations in healthcare

One Key for 2021: Staying Focused on Patients

Posted by eClinicalWorks on 2/2/21 3:08 PM

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!

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Topics: Patient Engagement, telehealth, TeleVisits, messenger, Patient Relationship Management, Kiosk, patient experience, telemedicine, patient satisfaction, Patient-provider relationship, national patient recognition week, eClinicalMessenger

Putting the Pieces Together for Quality Healthcare

Posted by eClinicalWorks on 1/29/21 9:02 AM

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.

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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

Reinventing Healthcare for a Brighter Future

Posted by eClinicalWorks on 11/12/20 4:28 PM

From rural health centers to urban clinics and everywhere in-between, eClinicalWorks® and healow® are helping practices reinvent themselves to face emerging challenges and provide quality care to patients.

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Topics: healow, Patient Engagement, Population Health, telehealth, TeleVisits, eClinicalTouch, Chronic Care Management, CCM, eClinicalMobile, Open Access®, transition care management, TCM, healow CHECK-IN, contactless check-in

How the Patient Portal Is Making a Difference for a Pediatric Practice

Posted by eClinicalWorks on 8/28/20 3:55 PM

During these challenging times, strengthening Patient Engagement may seem like a daunting task, but it doesn’t have to be. VIP Midsouth Children’s Clinic is a group of eight pediatric clinics in Tennessee that use the Patient Portal to strengthen engagement.

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Topics: Patient Engagement, Patient Portal, telehealth, pediatric

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

Getting to the Heart of Medicine Together

Posted by eClinicalWorks on 6/15/20 5:46 PM

Mid-office reinvention builds on history

Today’s medical practices face a decidedly nonmedical dilemma: They need to adopt new technologies to better cope with the effects of a worldwide pandemic and its economic fallout. At the same time, they are so busy trying to survive they may feel they lack the time to implement new tools and procedures.

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Topics: Patient Engagement, patient experience, patient satisfaction

Finding a New Normal: The Patient Experience

Posted by eClinicalWorks on 6/12/20 4:26 PM

The way we practice medicine continues to evolve. As patients become more tech-savvy and curious about their health, keeping their patients engaged will become increasingly important. Delivering a quality experience for patients starts by establishing an effective strategy with the tools at your disposal.

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Topics: Patient Engagement, telehealth, TeleVisits, telemedicine, empowering patients, patient satisfaction

Routine Care During Nonroutine Times

Posted by eClinicalWorks on 5/13/20 11:30 AM

The challenge of coronavirus isn’t just coronavirus

Everyone knows an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, but what happens when you have difficulty finding that ounce of prevention?

For weeks Americans have missed their daily routines, some of which we’ll catch up on over time. But it can be harder to make up for missing check-ups with doctors and dentists, which often detect conditions that need attention.

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Topics: healow, Patient Engagement, telehealth, TeleVisits

Back to the Basics: Patient Engagement

Posted by eClinicalWorks on 3/6/20 12:45 PM

Patients are busy. Having a quick and efficient means of setting up an appointment online through healow Open Access® can help you reduce no-shows, keep schedules full, and reduce administrative burdens on staff, all while giving patients the convenience they want of setting up appointments that work with their schedules.

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Topics: Patient Engagement, patient experience, Back to the Basics

A More Attractive Choice: Retaining Your Patients!

Posted by eClinicalWorks on 1/31/20 11:03 AM

An October 2018 study commissioned by the referral management platform Fibroblast found that 87% of healthcare executives say that addressing the loss of patients to their competitors is a high priority. At the same time, the survey found that about a quarter of executives either do not track so-called patient “leakage” or don’t understand why it occurs and what to do about it.

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Topics: Patient Engagement, patient satisfaction

Patient-Centered Care: How the Approach Can Improve Healthcare

Posted by eClinicalWorks on 8/14/19 4:15 PM

The healthcare industry is undergoing dramatic efforts to improve the delivery of care. Lots of changes have already occurred that have expanded access to quality care. Now, the challenge is to shift the conversation to focus on optimizing health that emphasizes patient-centered care.

A recent report by The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) determined consumers should remain at the center of care to keep them engaged and healthy. CMS describes an optimal patient-provider relationship as one that “[gives] consumers access to their records, [enabling] them to be more active participants in their care, making care more person-centered.”

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Topics: Patient Engagement, telehealth, health outcomes, Electronic Health Records

How to Improve the Patient Experience: Establishing a Strong Online Presence

Posted by eClinicalWorks on 7/31/19 5:28 PM

To thrive in today’s healthcare environment, a strong online presence is vital for quality patient care.

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Topics: Patient Engagement, Patient Portal, patient experience, Patient-provider relationship

Essential Strategies to Improve Healthcare

Posted by eClinicalWorks on 7/1/19 2:45 PM

Communication & Connectivity

With value-based care the new standard in medicine, attention is increasingly focused on what healthcare organizations can do to improve Patient Engagement. A clear strategy for retaining patients and attracting new ones is a key part of delivering consistent, quality care. 

An outstanding EHR is essential but not enough. Providers today must respond to patients’ demands for convenience and access — including online portals and telemedicine. 

Successful engagement comes from a commitment to clear, effective communication. That requires paying attention to the technological and human sides of the patient encounter. 

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Topics: Patient Engagement, EHR, Patient Relationship Management, patient experience

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