Telemedicine is also sometimes referred to as telehealth, e-health, or mobile health. While healthcare providers may sometimes offer different definitions for these terms, they all essentially refer to one thing: healthcare services that can be remotely delivered through the web. This removes the need for patients to be physically present at the healthcare facility.
Your organization has been putting up with outdated electronic health record software, or you have come to realize that your EHR is just not very sophisticated, making it unsuited for your current workflow requirements.
There are many aspects of MACRA, and it's important you're familiar with all of them.
One of the most important systems to develop and set up in your medical laboratory is for billing. Many organizations determine from the outset that they need to work with a trusted third party to handle billing logistics.
Many organizations find it’s best to outsource billing for their laboratories, so they can focus more of their time and brainpower on providing services to patients and clinicians. In fact, you might even consider that all of the bureaucracy and administrative efforts, including tasks leading up to successful payment for bills will take more time and energy than the actual laboratory work itself. Or it at least might feel that way.
The more you can do to improve patient engagement, the better your staff can serve members of the local community. With so many health care providers working hard to cope with the spreading coronavirus pandemic, it’s useful to highlight different tools that help improve patient engagement, especially during the telemedicine, virtual experience we are living in today.
Not only are you working to serve the usual case load of patients in your community, you and your team are also contending with individuals who now present with possible symptoms of the novel coronavirus causing COVID-19. Making efforts more difficult is the need to triage patients showing up with symptoms such as coughs and fever from other ailments.
In any advanced industry, members will tend to develop their own particular vernacular, with inside terms that outsiders typically do not need to understand but are essential for key players to be aware of. Jargon separates professionals from the non-experts and members of the public, and its use also saves time when writing and speaking about various concepts.
How healthy are the people in your immediate environment, and how does their quality of health relate to others on a local basis as well as nationwide? In this day and age, the public is experiencing a lot of concern about the health of a country, city, town, and even at the household level.
You’ve been working in the healthcare profession for some time now. While you have a good understanding of the fundamentals of your work, whether in a general practice or specialty, you are only just beginning to become acquainted with the topic of population health.
With all the disruptions to the nation’s healthcare system and the additional pressures put on all of us to respond to the growing pandemic causing COVID-19 infections, there is certainly more at stake than people’s safety and well being. As the virus spreads, the nation is facing massive unemployment not seen since the Great Depression. Financial uncertainties and issues with the medical supply chain in turn make our efforts even more difficult.