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August 2020

Your Practice Needs Analytics to Compete. But First You Need to Make This Critical Change.

By |2020-08-14T00:08:36-07:00August 13th, 2020|Practice Improvement, Solutions for Doctors, Solutions for Healthcare Administrators|

This is the time for change. Wanted or not, medicine has evolved and adapted. Doctors are finally looking at their daily lives and are seeking out ways to make it easier. Desire for improvement seems to be driven by one part battle fatigue, one part enlightenment. We healthcare providers are now asking “Why? Why [...]

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February 2020

Five Unexpected Benefits of Using HybridChart

By |2020-03-03T12:03:08-07:00February 20th, 2020|HybridChart, Practice Improvement, Rounding Software, Solutions for Doctors, Solutions for Healthcare Administrators|

I spent several years working as a Medical Assistant in a Cardiology clinic. It was interesting and rewarding work, but it had its challenges. One of the biggest was keeping the doctors on schedule as much as possible. One electrophysiologist who I worked with on occasion was so notoriously talkative that we developed a [...]

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January 2020

Frequently Asked Questions About Secure Messaging

By |2020-03-17T11:59:39-07:00January 16th, 2020|Practice Improvement, Secure Messaging, Solutions for Doctors, Solutions for Healthcare Administrators|

Effective healthcare delivery requires an extraordinary amount of coordination, often involving multiple facilities and platforms. With everyone moving in different directions, it’s critical to have an easy way to communicate that’s also safe and HIPAA compliant. Secure messaging can help your practice accomplish this task, and we’ll break down some of the most common [...]

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Avoid the Wall of Shame: How a Software Rounding Solution Can Protect You and Your Practice from HIPAA Violations

By |2020-01-08T17:22:55-07:00January 9th, 2020|Practice Improvement, Rounding Software, Solutions for Doctors, Solutions for Healthcare Administrators|

When the subject of HIPAA violations comes up, it can be easy to focus on the most egregious violations. Consider former UCLA cardiothoracic surgeon Huping Zhou, who was fired from his job and proceeded to illegally access the medical record over three hundred times. He accessed the records of co-workers, including his boss, and [...]

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October 2019

Planning Ahead: Tips & Tricks for Proactive Discharge and Hospital Follow-Up

By |2019-11-05T11:46:50-07:00October 31st, 2019|Practice Improvement, Rounding Software, Solutions for Doctors, Solutions for Healthcare Administrators|

Many of us have had the experience of being or knowing a patient who’s being discharged from the hospital with a stack of papers full of generic and often unhelpful advice. Buried in there somewhere are usually instructions for follow-up, sometimes for more than one doctor. About 75% of patients go home after they leave [...]

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June 2019

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

By |2020-03-30T10:44:41-07:00June 27th, 2019|Practice Improvement, Solutions for Doctors, Solutions for Healthcare Administrators|

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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March 2018

Attention Hospital Administrators: Are Your Providers Engaged?

By |2018-04-12T15:04:42-07:00March 16th, 2018|Practice Improvement|

Attention Hospital Administrators: Are Your Providers Engaged? Whether your hospital employs most of your providers or if they are independent, physician engagement should be at the top of your priority list. Why is this important? A recent survey by Gallup highlighted the importance of engaged physicians and determined there was a 26% increase in productivity [...]

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Using Data to Improve Whole Patient Care

By |2018-08-27T10:10:47-07:00March 14th, 2018|Practice Improvement|

Have you ever referred to your patients by their symptoms or disease processes? The DVT in Bed 4. The STEMI in Room 7A. Head Cold in Exam 2. Looking back on the years I spent doing direct patient care, I’m startled to remember how often my colleagues and I spoke about patients this way. There [...]

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Workflow Optimization

By |2018-11-06T09:59:50-07:00March 9th, 2018|Practice Improvement, Time Management|

Workflow solutions are becoming increasingly popular and utilized more in Healthcare. What isn’t as clear is what workflow optimization really means to a practice's bottom line. Among others, good solutions can cut overhead, eliminate errors and redundant work (improving staff efficiency), and ultimately help provide better patient care. In the average medical practice, the workflow [...]

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Improve E/M Coding with Smart Tools

By |2018-04-12T15:04:43-07:00March 2nd, 2018|Hospital Manager, HybridChart, Practice Improvement|

Find out how your phone can help you correctly label E/M Codes. According to the Human Services Office of the Inspector General, 60% of E/M codes were either miscoded or incorrectly documented.

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