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22 04, 2014

Health Information Exchange: Where is it headed?

By |April 22nd, 2014|Health IT|0 Comments

Most of the health IT leaders feel that Health Information Exchange has been flourishing while others feel that successful HIE organizations are not that many and in reality, successful exchange of health information has become an uphill struggle.

According to some recent reports, the global HIE market is projected to reach up to $900 million by 2018, showing a compound annual growth rate of 9.5% compared to 2013. Factors such as government incentives, improvements in patient care and safety and […]

15 04, 2014

Tech savvy physicians are the need of the hour

By |April 15th, 2014|EMR Software|0 Comments

Information technology is truly transforming the healthcare industry by helping improve processes, streamline workflows and reduce costs. It presents a unique set of opportunities which were non-existent before. Patients are more equipped now thanks to the availability of a wide range of mobile devices and healthcare information. This also provides an opportunity for physicians to take their practice along with them wherever they go and still be able to manage it remotely.

A Deloitte report says 73% of all physicians […]

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    Primary care physicians’ role in circulatory disorders

9 04, 2014

Primary care physicians’ role in circulatory disorders

By |April 9th, 2014|Health IT|0 Comments

The five biggest causes of deaths in America in 2011 included heart disease, chronic lower respiratory diseases, stroke, diabetes and nephritis/nephritic syndrome/nephrosis. All of these causes of death are linked to the circulatory system and the responsibility of primary care physicians (PCPs) to manage among their patients.

The good news is, the causes of these diseases are well known and are largely controllable. Genetics, age, environment, smoking, obesity, lack of exercise and poor diet are some of the most commonly […]

3 04, 2014

ICD-10 delay: What now?

By |April 3rd, 2014|ICD 10|0 Comments

To say that we all have been baffled by how smoothly the ICD-10 has been delayed by politicians would be an understatement. What surprised me more was the fact that not a single senator raised a point about Section 212 which was very smartly injected in The Protecting Access to Medicare Act 2014 during the extensive Senate debate. I wonder, do the politicians even know what they voted for? Were they not aware of how much the healthcare industry […]

1 04, 2014

How Patient Portals help you deliver better care

By |April 1st, 2014|EMR Software|0 Comments

Almost every medical professional has a business website today but do they have the ability to provide a HIPAA-compliant account for their patients where they can interact with your practice, review their treatment plans, update account information, pay outstanding balances, schedule appointments, receive lab results, request refills or modify their appointment schedules?

This is where a Patient Portal comes in handy. It is fully integrated with a practice management system and can improve patient-to-office communication greatly with features that improve […]

27 03, 2014

What you need to know about ACOs

By |March 27th, 2014|ACOs|0 Comments

There will be hardly anyone who disagrees with the notion that the Accountable Care Organization (ACO) concept is gaining strength. Broadly speaking, it is a group of healthcare providers who agree to take on a shared responsibility for the care of a select bunch of patients while ensuring quality and minimum possible cost of care.

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently announced the 2014 class of 123 Medicare Shared Savings Program ACOs, which means the total number […]