Understanding the importance of your cardiovascular health is key to reducing the chances of contracting life-threatening diseases. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States, and adopting a healthful diet alongside regular physical exercise can reduce the chances of contracting the disease.
eClinicalWorks Scribe adds problem lists, previous diagnoses
Given the diverse, complex tasks of modern medicine, it is likely that human scribes will always have a role to play in healthcare. Nonetheless, a May 2021 article in EHR Intelligence notes that health systems nationwide continue to adopt scribe technologies where the powers of computing and artificial intelligence can improve efficiency without compromising safety.
eClinicalWorks® has long understood that documentation demands solutions that are as clinically accurate as they are convenient.
Beginning with a new perspective
Dr. Kenneth LeCroy says his family primary care practice, Lighthouse Family Medicine, often has nurse practitioner students who are eager to know what each patient’s diagnosis is. As much as diagnoses matter, Dr. LeCroy offers these students a broader perspective.
The power of mindfulness
The COVID-19 pandemic has been tough on everyone, particularly for those fighting each day on the frontlines of care. A September 2020 study revealed that 64% of the US physicians surveyed were experiencing provider burnout at the time they were interviewed.
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.
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.
Technology continues to advance in healthcare, but an epidemic of physician burnout continues to threaten the quality of both the doctor’s and the patient’s experience. Between 2011 and 2014, burnout increased from 45.5% to 54.4%, according to the American Journal of Medicine. That had a negative impact on the quality of care, patient safety, and provider and patient satisfaction. While some EHR companies’ solutions may actually make the burnout problem worse by forcing providers to spend even more time on their computers, eClinicalWorks is providing tools that help providers actually reduce the risks of burnout.
For today’s busy physicians, finding ways to speed workflows without sacrificing accurate, quality care is critical to meeting the needs of their patients. According to a July 2018 study of U.S. physicians conducted by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine, 55 percent reported symptoms of burnout. The study found that physician burnout is as important a factor in medical errors as unsafe medical workplace conditions — if not more so.