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By now, leadership in your medical organization is starting to conclude that there are more problems than benefits in continuing to use paper-based records and it is time to make the switch to electronic health records. While some practices can manage to get by using old-fashioned paper, the drawbacks can no longer be ignored. Paper records are simply too insecure and it is becoming increasingly difficult to justify using this outdated method of maintaining patient files.
How much thought do you give to the various computer systems that have been set up to enable staff to keep track of and manage patient data as well as communicate and connect with other entities, such as insurance providers and referring physicians? While the computer setup is the main concern for your IT department, being aware of how these systems connect and work together is a matter of importance for everyone on staff regardless of their position. To that end, healthcare organizations must stay aware of interoperability and how it supports their team as well as the patients they serve.
There are many aspects of MACRA, and it's important you're familiar with all of them.
See Past Events: 2019 | 2018 | 2017 With so many changes occurring in the fast-paced world of healthcare, it makes sense to attend as many healthcare conferences as would be practical for your organization. Conferences give you an opportunity to hear from notable experts, network with colleagues and keep up to date on important healthcare industry developments.
Electronic Health Records (EHRs) are a vital component of most medical practices in today’s digital age. Making the transition from a paper-based system to digital can improve not only the quality of work for your employees but the experience of your patients. However, EHRs are not always perfect.
Viruses. Spyware. Ransomware. Hacking. Intrusions. All are extremely damaging, especially when healthcare systems are involved. That's because they not only compromise sensitive and confidential financial and operational information, but they put patients' personal health information (PHI) at risk, as well.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.