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October 2019

Death of a Pager

By |2019-10-03T23:13:52-07:00October 3rd, 2019|Healthcare News, Solutions for Doctors|

There was a funeral in Japan this past Sunday. It was lovely, really, featuring a tent with an altar of flowers and a memorial display. The deceased in question? The pager. The funeral was put on by the Tokyo Funeral Association in honor of Tokyo Telemessage, Japan’s last remaining pager provider, shutting down its services [...]

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August 2019

WHY Practice Automation Improves Patient Care and Safety

By |2019-08-05T09:18:35-07:00August 1st, 2019|Disruptive Behavior, Healthcare News, Solutions for Doctors, Solutions for Healthcare Administrators|

With all the changes in healthcare, imagine what these disruptions do to physicians and ultimately the care they provide to patients. Most medical students dream of healing the sick and providing preventative care and recommendations to improve patient outcomes.  When reality hits and providing care is lost in a massive sea of clerical work, an [...]

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July 2019

Pop-Ups and Inbox Messages and Data, Oh, My!

By |2019-07-30T08:59:15-07:00July 23rd, 2019|Healthcare News, HybridChart, Rounding Software, Solutions for Healthcare Administrators|

Early in my clinical applications career, we were wading through Meaningful Use Stage 2. It was painful for all concerned. Perhaps one of the biggest associated challenges we had to work through was pop-up fatigue. This culminated when we rolled out an important part of meeting MU2 – a Clinical Decision Support tool. The CDS [...]

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TOP 5 PRIORITIES for the 5 Months Left in 2019: HEALTHCARE LEADERS Need to Prioritize These Items NOW

By |2019-08-05T09:20:50-07:00July 18th, 2019|Healthcare News, Solutions for Healthcare Administrators|

Focus on your PEOPLE Your number one priority if you are sitting in the C-Suite is taking care of your PEOPLE.  Wait. What?  You may be thinking, “Shouldn’t patients always come first? “I disagree.  What many top leaders mistakenly do is alienate themselves from their people.  And, in front of the line is the medical [...]

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June 2019

Telehealth can Reduce Healthcare Costs and Increase 1:1 Time with Your Patient

By |2019-08-05T10:41:38-07:00June 27th, 2019|Healthcare News, Solutions for Doctors|

According to Definitive Health’s 2019 Annual Healthcare Trends Survey: 38% of Hospital Executives reported reducing operating expenses was their number one priority for 2019. The challenge is….how do we effectively reduce costs while at the same time, not compromise patient care?  I believe the answer is getting smarter at HOW and WHERE we provide great [...]

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Want to Lower Readmissions? Do These 6 Things Now.

By |2019-08-05T15:18:48-07:00June 19th, 2019|Healthcare News, Patients, Solutions for Healthcare Administrators|

Patients are getting lost between the in-patient and out-patient world.  This results in higher readmissions, sicker patients, and skyrocketing healthcare costs. Today, on average, the national rate for 30-day all-cause readmission is almost 15% (see Figure 1 below). Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets, Healthcare Cost [...]

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Competence is a Ladder

By |2019-08-05T15:23:05-07:00June 17th, 2019|Healthcare News|

How Understanding the Four Stages of Competence Can Improve the Way You Learn and Teach  In 2004, I started the University of Arizona’s Paramedic program. It was an intense program by any standard – sixty-four credit hours and hundreds of clinical hours in the space of nine months.  Despite a history of being of good student for whom academics came easily – or maybe [...]

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May 2019

Chaos and Disconnections: Modern Healthcare in America

By |2019-08-05T15:39:48-07:00May 23rd, 2019|Healthcare News, Patients, Solutions for Doctors, Solutions for Healthcare Administrators|

Healthcare has advanced in leaps and bounds over the past two decades. From imaging to robotics to novel pharmaceuticals to medical devices - we have seen innovation pave the way for the potential of better patient care. Yet with all of this forward thinking, the mechanics of practicing medicine have remained fragmented and inefficient. What [...]

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Overcoming the Complexity of Interoperability

By |2019-08-05T15:45:25-07:00May 21st, 2019|Healthcare News, Patients, Solutions for Doctors, Solutions for Healthcare Administrators|

For years, clinic practices, hospitals, surgery centers, urgent care, assisted living, nursing homes, etc., have operated in silos. You’re probably thinking, “Tell me something I don’t know!” Here we are in the era of technology, where there is an app for everything, and we still cannot track patients as they flow throughout our community healthcare [...]

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April 2019

Are You Placing Yourself AT RISK for Getting Fined? 4 Things you Can Do NOW to Protect YOU and YOUR PRACTICE

By |2019-08-05T15:49:20-07:00April 29th, 2019|Healthcare News, Solutions for Doctors, Solutions for Healthcare Administrators|

Officials state that small scale breaches of privacy often cause the most harm.  According to the ProPublica Report, violations that expose the health details of just a patient or two are “proliferating nationwide”.  For a full list of HIPAA breaches and fines, you can visit OCR’s Breach Portal. Doctors, PAs, CNPs, and other providers who [...]

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