CMS Stresses Meaning Behind EHR Measures
As meaningful use winds down, CMS is shifting its focus to meaningful reporting of valuable healthcare data.
Physicians Sharing Notes with Patients is a Win-Win
Recent pilot initiatives have found that when physicians share their medical notes with patient, it has a positive effect for both parties.
HIPAA Vulnerabilities Come from a Lack of Perception
When it comes to HIPAA, one security expert says most healthcare organizations incorrectly assume they're doing enough to secure PHI.
HHS Announces Health IT Stakeholder Pledge at HIMSS
HHS secretary Sylvia Matthews Burwell announces major industrywide pledge to make EHRs work better for patients and providers.
Creating a Culture of Honor at Your Practice
Building a strong and productive culture at the intersection of technology and operations is vital to a healthcare organization's success.
Providers, Change Your Approach to Patient Relationships
By taking a different approach, providers have an opportunity to transform patient engagement, while greatly improving care and lowering costs.
A Model of Care Coordination in Scottsdale
Scottsdale Health Partners has used IT and care coordinators to get physicians and hospitals working hand-in-hand in a value-based environment.
Using Mobile Apps to Engage Hospitalized Patients
OhioHealth is using mobile technology to help its patients become better informed on their care, which leads to happier patients and better outcomes.
Connecting Care through Comprehensive Primary Care
How health IT played an important role in one Colorado group's success in population-care management through a CMS pilot program.
10 Things to Do at HIMSS16
With hundreds of sessions, thousands of exhibitors, and 40,000 people to meet, you'll need to plan your time at HIMSS16 strategically.
Smart Data Use a Key to Physician-Led ACO Success
Using available data to identify potential high-risk patients before they become high-cost patients can reap rewards for accountable care organizations.
Physicians' Top Tips for Remote Patient Care
Recently, several SERMO physicians shared tips regarding how physicians can get more involved in mHealth. Here are 10 of our favorites.
Social Media Leads the Way in Patient Engagement
Practices can interact with patients in many ways using social media: from community engagement to patient education to crisis communications.
Ongoing Engagement Critical To EHR Success
Research indicates there are four keys to successful EHR adoption. Here's how to implement them at your medical practice.
Don't Make the Same HIPAA Mistakes as Other Practices
Step up HIPAA compliance by identifying what's getting other practices into trouble, and taking steps to avoid making the same mistakes.
Shared Patient Portals Have Benefits and Drawbacks
In Kansas, one of two statewide patient portal systems has overcome a series of challenges to improve communication between physician and patients.
Making Digital Connections with Patients between Visits
It's time to "bridge the gap" with patients between patient visits. Here's how technology is helping one practice do it.
Online Patient Engagement Requires Practice Buy-In
A growing array of electronic tools are available to patients, but physicians and practices must first embrace them.
CMS: More Simplification Ahead in Stage 3
CMS has identified three areas of the proposed Stage 3 rule that could make meeting meaningful use simpler for physicians.
How to Engage and Acquire Patients via Social Media
Building up your medical practice's social media network, and even acquiring new patients through that network, may be easier than you think.
Legal Pitfalls to Avoid When Using Your EHR
More malpractice cases relating to physicians' EHR use are occurring. Here's what to do to ensure such a problem does not happen to you.
Medical App Developers Must Navigate Web of Regulation
Medical apps are a hot commodity, but before you jump in to the development market, take time to fully understand federal regulatory requirements.
Factors that Make a Patient Portal Successful
Some healthcare systems are having an easier time securing patient engagement than others. Here are some of the successful strategies used at Kaiser.
Five Considerations in Starting an mHealth Program
More practices and hospitals are exploring how mobile devices can engage patients and improve outcomes. Here's how your practice can get involved.
How Patient Access to Doctor Notes Affects Physicians
Physicians and patients share feedback regarding how patient access to physician notes affects work flow, engagement, and patient care.
Five Mobile Health Tools for Practices to Consider
With so many mobile device options available, it can be difficult to determine what mobile health solution is right for your practice.
Telemedicine allows certain luxuries for both physician and patient - for better or worse.
How Patient-Generated Health Data Helps Physicians
Using technology to harvest and integrate patient data into the EHR is an efficient means of saving provider time, and engaging patients in their care.
Evaluating Six Electronic Patient Engagement Tools
Electronic patient engagement tools are great to connect physicians and patients, but they also come with challenges.
Where EHRs, Scribes, and Patient Interaction Intersect
One physician explores the "dance of documentation" between physician, patient, and EHR; and a potential new partner: the medical scribe.
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