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It’s Your Practice — Dream Big!

Posted by eClinicalWorks on 9/9/20 5:10 PM

Remember, Project Kickstart is here to help

Once upon a time, you dreamed of medical school. You knew that would be hard to achieve. And it was. But you being you, there was always another dream — that of opening your own medical practice.

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Topics: RCM, Population Health, Interoperability, support, TeleVisits, messenger, Open Access®, Scribe, Project Kickstart, healow CHECK-IN, contactless check-in, website, SEO, social media, marketing

Back to the Basics During the COVID-19 Era

Posted by eClinicalWorks on 9/1/20 4:49 PM

You’re making changes — make the right ones

With COVID-19 forcing changes to medical practices, 2020 is a great time to go back to basics. As students return to school and families juggle their schedules, it’s the perfect time to do your healthcare IT homework to make sure you’re delivering the services and information they need.

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Topics: Population Health, telehealth, TeleVisits, messenger, Scribe, healow CHECK-IN, contactless check-in, Back to the Basics

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

Brown Clinic: Community Values With Leading-Edge Technology

Posted by eClinicalWorks on 3/13/20 4:45 PM

Strong roots in the Midwest

Brown Clinic has been in business since 1935, providing comprehensive, quality medicine to the residents of Watertown, South Dakota — with a friendly and down-to-earth attitude that reflects the strong community spirit found throughout the American Midwest.

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Topics: Population Health, Chronic Care Management, HEDIS

Targeting the Leading Threats to Health

Posted by eClinicalWorks on 2/26/20 11:22 AM

Early detection & common illnesses

While the coronavirus outbreak is garnering headlines worldwide and leading to travel restrictions and quarantines to limit its spread, the leading threats to Americans’ health remain what they have been for many years — heart disease, the many forms of cancer, and the garden-variety flu strains that occur each winter.

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Topics: Population Health, healthcare IT, lung cancer

Taking Control of Your PCP With CPC+

Posted by eClinicalWorks on 11/1/19 1:15 PM

When you can’t kick a cold, who do you go to? Primary care physicians are there for you when something’s feeling off and are also often the first to notice underlying health issues. The Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+) model is a means to help strengthen primary care, promote health, and lower healthcare costs.

What is CPC+?

CPC+ is a multi-payer initiative led by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) designed to improve primary care with two five-year rounds that are location specific. It provides practices with a comprehensive learning system and data feedback that can help guide a practice’s decision-making and deliver better care.

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Topics: Population Health, Chronic Care Management, CMS, CPC

Dawn of the Age of Population Health

Posted by eClinicalWorks on 8/7/19 5:15 PM

Many tools, but challenges persist

Each year brings new advances in medical technology and new understanding of challenges in healthcare. The progress of science is so visible that it’s easy for physicians, patients, and public-policy experts to believe all the tools necessary to build a healthier society are already in hand. 

In reality, many difficult and complex challenges remain. Conditions that have clear, adverse impacts on the quality of life — including diabetes, high blood pressure, obesity, and poor nutrition — remain widespread. 

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Topics: Population Health, Electronic Health Records

Population Health Webinar - Quality Improvements for Healthcare Practices

Posted by eClinicalWorks on 6/19/19 8:00 AM

Healthcare organizations have a significant opportunity to improve the outcomes with the advent of innovative delivery and payment models tapping into the advances in technology and its adoption. To do this, organizations need a solution.

Our enhanced Population Health solutions help practices understand disease patterns, better assess risk, and improve patients’ engagement and compliance. At eClinicalWorks, we are constantly driven to innovate and find ways to further benefit practices interested in Population Health.

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Topics: Population Health, Blue Button 2.0, CMS, quality improvement

TCM: From Post-It to Proactive

Posted by eClinicalWorks on 4/17/19 12:14 PM

Matt Cady, Chief Innovation Officer at Florida’s Adult Medicine of Lake County, says that before his practice began using eClinicalWorks to track patients moving among care settings, they had a system in place: Post-It® Notes and spreadsheets.

In other words, in spite of having the cloud-based eClinicalWorks EHR, when it came to keeping track of patients moving from a hospital setting to home, they were still, in effect, using paper records. Each provider knew what was going on with their patients, but communicating that information to colleagues was cumbersome and time-consuming.

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Topics: Patient Engagement, Population Health, health outcomes, CMS, transition care management, TCM

HEDIS: Keeping Snowbirds’ Data from Flying Away

Posted by eClinicalWorks on 4/12/19 10:15 AM

When Florida medical practices talk about snowbirds, they aren’t talking ornithology. They are referring to the large subset of patients who spend the winter in the Sunshine State and scoot back North in the spring. Such patients pose one of the thorniest problems in medicine because keeping track of their health — from the specialists they have seen to whatever medications they are taking — can be a real challenge.

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Topics: Population Health, health outcomes, HEDIS

HCC: A Coding Tool for an Age of Value-Based Medicine

Posted by eClinicalWorks on 4/9/19 3:44 PM

What kind of medical practices need an advanced tool for determining patient risk, projecting the likelihood of adverse health events, and processing each patient with the highest possible degree of specificity in coding for reimbursements?

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Topics: Population Health, HCC, Hierarchical Conditional Category coding, health outcomes, risk-adjustment

CCM: From Zero to 800 Patients in Just 10 Months

Posted by eClinicalWorks on 4/5/19 7:00 AM

Maximizing their clinical effectiveness while holding down costs is never easy, but for today’s medical practices, one sure guide is to follow the spending. And the evidence points overwhelmingly to one area — chronic medical conditions. 

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Topics: Population Health, Chronic Care Management, health outcomes

TCM: Tracking Patients to Reduce Readmissions

Posted by eClinicalWorks on 3/27/19 6:00 AM

Healthcare has tremendous power to do good, but its very complexity can also bring complications. Nowhere is that clearer than when patients are moving from one care setting to another.

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Topics: Patient Engagement, Population Health, health outcomes, CMS

HEDIS: Improving the Timeliness of Care

Posted by eClinicalWorks on 3/25/19 10:00 AM

Dr. Martha R. Rodriguez used to have nightmares. Except she had them during the day. At the office.

“We were inundated with lists from the insurance companies,” said Dr. Rodriguez, founder of MMR Healthcare in Boynton Beach, Florida. “Every day we would get a new list — these patients have missing eye exams, these patients are missing mammograms.”

Dr. Rodriguez admits that her knee would sometimes shake when she was faced with yet another list of patients who were out of compliance with recommended exams, because she knew that the data on those lists were sometimes 90 to 120 days out of date.

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Topics: Population Health, health outcomes, HEDIS

CCM: A Long-term Commitment to Teamwork

Posted by eClinicalWorks on 3/21/19 10:00 AM

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 60% of American adults have at least one chronic illness, and 42% have two or more such illnesses — with heart disease, cancer, and diabetes leading the list of maladies that require ongoing medical attention and limit daily activities in some way.

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Topics: Population Health, CCM, health outcomes

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