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.
Stories Have Healing Power, For Both Patients and Doctors
Research has shown that patient stories can heal. In this regard, Open Notes is a movement that can improve the doctor-patient relationship.
5 Steps to Avoid Being a Ransomware Victim
Two attorneys with expertise in cybersecurity outlined steps practices should take to minimize the threat of ransomware at HIMSS17.
Policy Experts Explain the Trouble with Repeal and Replace
While GOP congressmen have promised to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, two policy experts say it won't be that easy.
Making Better Connections via Mobile-enabled Care Management
One of Nebraska’s largest health plans put down the telephone and picked up mobile-enabled tech to show true gains in its care management efforts.
Diversity a Business Imperative for Health Organizations
Diversity in your organization isn't just the right thing to do, some experts say it can improve care plans and add practical value.
Tech Partnerships Bring Help, Potential Trouble to Docs
Old government regulations need to adapt to new healthcare technologies, advises a former DOJ attorney.
Dispelling Major Myths about Patient Engagement
The Cleveland Clinic’s Adrienne Boissy described how those in healthcare can overcome misconceptions about digital engagement at this year’s HIMSS17 conference.
Slavitt: Doctor Dissatisfaction Makes HIT a ‘Failing Industry’
Former CMS Administrator Andy Slavitt said the fact a majority of physicians hate their current technology means there’s room for improvement in health IT.
MACRA Isn't Going Away, Cautions Expert
At HIMSS17, a clinical leadership consultant advises physicians to not be scared of MACRA, but instead, see it as a great opportunity for transformative change.
Balancing Patient Privacy with Patient Engagement
With a goal in making electronic patient engagement efforts as informative and user-friendly as possible, health care practitioners are challenged with maintaining the security and privacy of patients.
Physicians Must Have a Say in Health IT Innovation
Physician input is crucial to drive real-world value and the feasibility of innovative healthcare technologies.
Keys to Managing a Successful EHR Transition
No matter the size of the healthcare organization, communication is one key to ensuring a smooth transition to a new EHR system.
Improved IT Usability is about Better Physician Work Flows
The chief innovation officer at UPMC says that improved usability in IT systems isn't about interfaces - it's about fitting into a doctor's work flow.
10 Things to See and Do at HIMSS17
Here are some suggestions for the 2017 Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Conference.
Preventing Medical Liability through EHR Missteps
Practices have to take responsibility for potential liability issues surrounding use of the EHR. Not doing so can have disastrous consequences.
Protecting Your Practice and Patients from Cyberattacks
Healthcare cyberattacks can put your patients and medical practice at risk. The good news is there are both high-tech and no-tech means to be safe.
Negotiating Health IT Contracts: 10 Tips
Prepping for a new agreement with a health IT vendor on a critical piece of technology? Consider these 10 tips before signing on the dotted line.
Five Reasons to List Medical Prices Online
Practices have shied away from listing healthcare prices online, but doing so can benefit both patient AND provider, says one expert.
Health Data Security is Top of Mind at HIMSS16
Providers and vendors alike at HIMSS16 seem to have reached a better understanding on how important data security is to their everyday business.
OCR Eliminating Cost as a Barrier to Patient Record Access
New guidance from HHS’ Office of Civil Rights has not only clarified patients’ rights to request a medical record, but also what practices can charge.
Telehealth Can Bring Doctors Closer to Patients
Physicians shouldn't look at as telehealth as a threat, but rather as something that can bring them closer to their patients and improve care.
Making Patient Payments Prompt and Painless
With some planning, staff cooperation, and the right technology vendors, one practice shows that getting patients to pay can be done more effectively.
Empowering Patients with Health Navigators
The combination of high-tech and “high-touch” patient advisors can not only improve health outcomes, but produce a return on investment.
Population Health Driven by Technology in Delaware
Christiana Care Health System has relied on health IT tools, care coordinators, and stakeholder buy-in to drive its care management success.
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