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Cost & Utilization Explorer: Seeing, Understanding, Acting

Posted by eClinicalWorks on 7/12/22 4:18 PM

Unlock the power of Medicare claims data at your practice 

The most fundamental difference between modern and medieval medicine isn’t found in the fancy equipment, powerful medications, or lifesaving skills of physicians, nurses, and EMTs. All those things help, but the most critical difference is the ability to see. 

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Topics: Population Health, Medicare, Cost & Utilization Explorer, claims data

Disease Explorer: Effectiveness Through Cohorts

Posted by eClinicalWorks on 6/14/22 4:19 PM

What would you do if you found yourself facing a complex and seemingly insoluble problem that might well be a matter of life and death? You might do what the Romans did — use a cohort-based system.

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Topics: Population Health, Disease Explorer

HCC: More than Just Letters, They Are Key to Coding and Care

Posted by eClinicalWorks on 4/13/22 12:33 PM

Remember eating alphabet soup as a child and gathering those tiny letters made from pasta to spell your name? Well, getting the right letters together still matters, and in the healthcare world, three letters to pay close attention to are HCC.

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Topics: Population Health, HCC, Hierarchical Conditional Category coding, HCC programs, hierarchical condition category

HIMSS22 Outlines Opportunities in Healthcare

Posted by eClinicalWorks on 3/25/22 11:48 AM

Time travel is still the stuff of science fiction, but after two years of a global pandemic, attending a live healthcare conference sure felt like a paradigm shift.

In some ways, the 2022 HIMSS Annual Global Health Conference & Exhibition, held in Orlando in mid-March, felt like early 2020, with in-person conversations, presentations, and networking.

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Topics: Population Health, telehealth, Patient Relationship Management, remote patient monitoring, PRISMA, healow TeleVists, remote patient management, HIMSS22, network EHR

The First Step: Patient-Centered Medical Home

Posted by eClinicalWorks on 3/17/22 5:04 PM

To get started with Population Health, there’s no place like PCMH

Just as no building can long endure without a strong foundation, medical practices that hope to grow and thrive in an age of value-based healthcare need to build upon fundamentals.

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Topics: Population Health, PCMH

All the Ingredients for Population Health Management

Posted by eClinicalWorks on 2/10/22 11:58 AM

A complex topic will yield to a systematic approach

In last month’s opening blog in this series, we defined the field of Population Health as including “health outcomes, patterns of health determinants, and policies and interventions that link these two.”

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Topics: Population Health, ACO, PCMH, CCM, HCC, HEDIS, transition care management, remote patient monitoring, care plan oversight, Disease Explorer, Cost & Utilization Explorer

What Population Health Is and Why It Matters

Posted by eClinicalWorks on 1/11/22 5:29 PM

Each month in 2022, this blog series will examine a different aspect of Population Health. We hope you enjoy this edition and check back in next month!

A definition emerges and sticks

In March 2003, an article in the American Journal of Public Health could declare that “Population health is a relatively new term that has not yet been precisely defined.”

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Topics: Population Health

Looking Back at 5 Key Success Stories from 2021

Posted by eClinicalWorks on 12/28/21 5:28 PM

Lessons to meet the challenges of COVID-19 in 2022 and beyond

Despite everyone’s hopes — and the efforts and sacrifices of vaccine makers, public health authorities, and the general public — 2021 is ending much as it began, with continued disruption and uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Topics: Population Health, Patient Portal, ebo, CCM, HCC, care plan oversight, PRISMA, VAMS, CPO, browser

Innova Primary Care: The Upside to Downside Risk

Posted by eClinicalWorks on 11/2/21 11:03 AM

When taking on risk is the right move

Physicians don’t usually encourage their patients to take unnecessary risks, much less take such risks themselves. After all, they are supposed to be role models. But there are times when taking on risk is not only the right thing to do but can show others the path to a bright healthcare future.

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Topics: Population Health, ACO, Chronic Care Management, CCM, HCC, Hierarchical Conditional Category coding, MSSP

Taming Population Health Paperwork

Posted by eClinicalWorks on 4/1/21 4:22 PM

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.

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Topics: Population Health, care plan oversight, CPO

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 Little River Medical Center Thrived During the Pandemic

Posted by eClinicalWorks on 11/6/20 1:10 PM

It’s been months since the COVID-19 pandemic transformed the way providers practice medicine. For many, the need for an almost overnight transformation became too much of a strain on their resources, and practices were forced to shut down permanently. Others like Little River Medical Center found the means to adapt and utilize comprehensive tools and strategies to find success in the wake of a global pandemic.

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Topics: Population Health, telehealth, ebo, TeleVisits, Chronic Care Management, CCM, HEDIS

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

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