Why blocking patient access to their records can cost your practice
What is information blocking?
Patient care won’t improve until your internal culture does
It’s harder than ever to hire and retain staff at medical practices. Here’s what you can do about it.
HIMSS22 keynote: We must embrace tech disrupters
The HIMSS22 Global Health Conference kicked off with a motivational challenge for the health care industry.
Wearables empower patients and physicians with actionable data
Wearable devices that gather health and movement data are being put to new uses in the clinical setting for glucose monitoring, pain management and distraction, rehabilitation, and treatment adherence.
How Chatbots can Aid Value-based Care Initiatives
A concierge doc shares his experiences with using chatbot technology as a way to provide patients more value.
Keeping Physicians in the Cost-Savings Loop
Healthcare organizations are always looking to save money, but physicians rarely know the effect of their treatments or medications. Here's how to change that.
Physician Burnout and the Burden of Documentation
Interface Engines Simplify Interoperability – But Should you Go It Alone?
Leaving Las Vegas: 5 Takeaways from HIMSS18
The big health IT conference has finished. What did this editor learn from the annual show?
Reducing Clinician Burnout in Five EHR-Related Areas
The EHR is the cause for many physicians to be burned out - but this doesn't have to be the case.
Medical Practices Must be Proactive with Cybersecurity
Healthcare data is a huge target for hackers. If a practice is reactionary, all of their hard work could be at risk.
ONC Promotes Market-Driven Solutions to Health IT Woes
At HIMSS18, less regulation and more market-driven innovation was the name of the game for the ONC's top officials.
mHealth and Adolescents: Deciding Privacy vs. Patient Needs
Technology is blurring healthcare's privacy lines. There's no better example of this than a tech-savvy adolescent reaching out to a physician for medical help.
The impact of patient financial satisfaction on the independent medical practice
Solving the Prior Authorization Problem through Tech
The Healthcare Administrative Technology Association talks to us at HIMSS18 about familiar pain points for practices.
Using Research, Best Practices to Fight the Opioid Epidemic
Despite the great amount of attention paid to the American opioid epidemic, abuse remains at an all-time high. It's time for a new perspective.
The Professional and Social Benefits of Clinical Registries
Clinical registries can assist medical practices with their quality initiatives, but also provide a high-tech community, says one expert.
Trump Admin Shares Vision for Patient-Centered Health System
Jared Kushner and Seema Verma spoke at HIMSS18 about the administration's vision for interoperability and better patient data access.
Reducing Routine 'Tasks' Can Help Put Patients First
Looking for a way to lessen administrative burden at your practice? Start with putting the patients first.
Hacking, Malware a Major Threat to Small Medical Practices
Just because a practice doesn't have as much PHI as a hospital doesn't mean it's safe from hackers, as this HIMSS18 speaker reveals.
Humanity First, Tech Second, Says HIMSS18 Speaker
Tech can do great things in health care, but it can also lead to a failure in communication.
Why Medical Practices Stick with Outdated Technology
Implementing smartphones into clinical practice can improve physician response times, increases efficiency and transforms care team communication.
10 Things to See and Do at HIMSS18
HIMSS18 has arrived. The Physicians Practice editorial staff has gone through and picked out the top 10 things you should do during your limited time in Las Vegas.
Reversing Physician Burnout While Increasing Physician Trust in Value-Based Care
There are small but significant steps all of us who work in healthcare can take to stop physician burnout and better engage physicians in value-based care.
CMS Seeks to Make MACRA Manageable for Small Practices
CMS says that its goal is to get a 90 percent participation rate with MACRA for all clinicians. Yes, this includes small practices.
Attending to a Public Health Crisis in an Underserved Area
Facing something like the Zika epidemic is challenging for any healthcare organization, but especially when they lack significant resources.
It’s Time for Payers and Providers to Work as Partners
Data-sharing collaborations between payers and providers have potential to improve the bottom line for healthcare organizations and the health of their patients.
Nudging Healthcare Organizations towards Cybersecurity
To ensure practices' data are secure from breaches, a cybersecurity expert made the case for an open-minded and multidisciplinary approach to better compliance.
The Shift to Understanding the Person behind the Patient
Technology is a useful tool to personalize the patient experience along the care journey while improving well-being and producing better outcomes.
The 4 P’s of Healthcare Social Media Governance
Social media is a must for practices to engage patients in today's day and age. So a governance program is essential.
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