Practice Notes blogger and family physician J. Scott Litton, Jr., recently wrote about how his practice improves patient care through technology.
These days, everything from EHRs to PM systems are available via cloud computing. Is it time to ditch the servers and join the movement?
With government incentive dollars flowing and new tech tools like tablet computers and patient portals emerging, more practices are embracing a digital future. But for many, the old barrier to adoption — money — remains.
Patients say they want their doctors’ offices to be tech-savvy. They want to communicate with you and your staff, use patient portals and smartphone applications. But there’s a difference between wanting a digital future and actually knowing how to get there. Here’s how to get your patients and staff on board.
While practices are using patient portals to show meaningful use of EHRs, they can also help increase practice efficiency and improve the quality of care.
The medical home model relies not only on teamwork between multiple healthcare providers, but complete and constant communication. A health information exchange, or HIE, allows providers to move information quickly and easily to all involved caregivers through various means.
How can everyday devices like a weight scale and a blood pressure cuff keep an individual from returning to the hospital? They can if they are directly connected to a patient's healthcare provider for remote monitoring and feedback if needed.
With an increased drive to empower patients, the healthcare industry is turning to many new initiatives, including the personal health record, or PHR. The online tool allows patients to access information, such as test results, while also taking action on their own care, such as scheduling an appointment with their physician or placing a prescription refill request.
Made your choice? That’s only part of the battle. Now you have to get it running. Our preparation checklist should help.
Is your practice ready to begin the EHR transition? Take this simple quiz to find out.