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Making the Most of Your Patient Portal

It's understandable that many of you are hesitant to implement a patient portal. But practices that have taken the plunge say the time and money spent implementing the new technology leads to big payoffs — and quickly. Here's how to select, implement, and market a portal that will appeal to your patients.

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Look no further than the recent issue of JAMA for evidence that physician mandates are not beneficial, but paternalistic and coercive.

The EHR Incentive Programs take a new turn in 2015: the penalty phase. More rule changes may come, but providers shouldn't count on relief.

Here's what you need to know to help you close out your 2014 meaningful use reporting year and get ready for 2015.

The crises of immigration and drought cannot be solved, only mitigated or accommodated. The EHR crisis, on the other hand, has a solution.

Patient engagement is about involving the patient in their own care. So use one of your key tech tools — your EHR — to help boost that involvement.

In order to thrive in the new healthcare environment, medical practices must take a proactive approach. Here are six key action items I recommend.

Don't be afraid to try new technology at your medical practice. If there's a hot new device or productivity program, there's probably a reason for it being so popular.

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