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The latest in all things RCM, Electronic Health Records, Radiology Information Systems, Practice Management, Medical Billing, Value-Based Care, & Healthcare IT.

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Electronic Health Records | Industry News

FHIR vs HL7: EHR-wise, it’s an acronym you can connect with

By: Marc Klar
December 4th, 2019

Most people in healthcare have heard of Health Level 7 (HL7) but not all may be familiar with it on a super-technical level. Still, most at least know HL7's needed for interfacing different healthcare-related systems, and that they'd only want to implement software that is HL7-compliant.

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Healthcare Advice | Value-Based Care

4 Things That Improve Patient Experience in the Doctor's Office

By: Stephen O'Connor
November 27th, 2019

In any enterprise, knowing what your clients or customers want is crucial for ensuring the long-term survival of the organization. This is especially the case when it comes to medical organizations. Patients do not have to put up with a doctor’s practice that doesn’t meet their needs, because generally, they have a wide range of healthcare provider options from which to choose.

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What Is MACRA?

What Is MACRA?

There are many aspects of MACRA, and it's important you're familiar with all of them.

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Value-Based Care | Telemedicine Software

How Much Does Implementing Telemedicine Software Cost?

By: Marc Klar
November 18th, 2019

With portable computing available to anyone with a smartphone or laptop and near-ubiquitous broadband connectivity, solutions like telemedicine sound perfect for organizations that are focused on streamlining services for patients and cutting down on expenses.

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Telemedicine Software

5 Benefits of Telemedicine for Those Struggling with Mental Health

By: Christina Rosario
November 6th, 2019

The number of patients seeking health care for mental health issues from your organization seems to be increasing as of late, prompting you and fellow stakeholders to consider options for expanding service. Or, you are aware of changes in regional demographics and you have determined that many patients struggling with mental health are too far away for you to realistically provide service on an ongoing basis. 

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Practice Management | Value-Based Care

The 6 Step Guide for Improving Your Person-Centered Care Feedback Strategy

By: John Makohen
October 23rd, 2019

Substance use treatment has changed. No longer do programs adhere to a single pathway for treatment. In 2019, you must treat each person individually because what works for one person doesn’t always work for another. Multiple pathways for recovery create more options to aid in the recovery process. It’s pertinent to know you’re living up to your responsibility in providing care that is person-centered, holistic, and stress-free. Here are 6 steps for improving your feedback strategy to ensure your substance use treatment facility is providing person-centered care.

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Electronic Health Records

4 Problems With Electronic Health Records

By: Christina Rosario
October 16th, 2019

You and fellow stakeholders at your medical organization have done your due diligence and determined that now is the time to switch over from an antiquated paper-based system for handling patient information and are now ready to deploy Electronic Health Records software.  However, before you choose a vendor and EHR system to install, there are potential issues that you should be aware of. In particular, it’s prudent to consider security problems, reductions in data flow, the need for extra staff training and the prospect of slowdowns for novices when inputting the patient data in the first place.

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Medical Billing / RCM | Electronic Health Records | Healthcare Advice | Radiology Information System

EMR & RIS: The Similarity, the Difference and the Perfect Time for Integration

By: Advanced Data Systems Corporation
September 10th, 2019

The Electronic Medical Record The electronic medical record (EMR) has been evolving from the early days before the technology revolution took off after the turn of the century. The federal mandate that took effect on January 1, 2014, required the medical world to begin using electronic medical records for "meaningful use" as outlined by the mandate.

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Electronic Health Records | Industry News | Radiology Information System

The Forecasts and Trends of Radiology Information Systems

By: Advanced Data Systems Corporation
September 3rd, 2019

Radiology Information Systems Facilitate Better Patient Care Radiology Information Systems (RIS) have and are making a positive impact on delivering better patient care as found on Grand View Research (GVR). Practices and institutions have realized that "RIS implementation facilitates increased work efficiency, better patient coordination, reduction in medical errors, improved diagnosis, and streamline administrative functions."

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Healthcare Advice | Value-Based Care | Medical Practice | CMS

Proactively Prepare for Value-Based Care in Behavioral Health

By: Advanced Data Systems Corporation
August 28th, 2019

The Value-Based Care Methodology The value-based care methodology is getting more and more attention across the healthcare and insurance industries. A methodology that is still being perfected to deliver quality, not quantity, care that will reward or penalize healthcare providers for patient or client outcomes. The ultimate goal is to keep the population healthier and help drive down the cost of insurance. 

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Electronic Health Records | Industry News | Healthcare Advice | Radiology Information System

PACS: What It Is and How It Works Together With Radiology Information Systems (RIS)

By: Advanced Data Systems Corporation
August 21st, 2019

If you work in radiology or in another healthcare field, you probably hear a lot of "shop talk" or medical lingo that can seem like a foreign language to people outside the medical community. Two medical jargon familiar to most radiologists and physicians are PACS and RIS. Here's how PACS is related to radiology and how a PACS and a RIS (Radiology Information System) can work together for the benefit of radiologists, practitioners, hospitals and their patients.

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