It’s all hands on deck when it comes to responding to the COVID-19 crisis. Medical scientists and computer scientists are working toward a common goal to improve how we gather healthcare data and then store and analyze it.
It’s no secret that the more you can standardize and automate processes, the more efficiently you can run an enterprise. There’s a timeline you can draw from the dawn of Henry Ford’s automotive assembly lines to the age of computerization and the ICD-10 codes we use today as standardized, universal descriptions for diagnosing and treating patients.
Learn why patient engagement is a necessity and how you can master it within your practice.
Each decision you make in a health care environment can lead to life-or-death consequences. That’s why medical professionals study throughout their career. They have to stay current on best practices. But that’s only part of the picture. They need all the help they can get. This is where clinical decision support becomes a factor.
Consider the mountain of information that medical practices, clinics, hospitals and other healthcare service providers collect, store and analyze. The power of all of this data being stored on providers’ servers is difficult to overstate.
Healthcare providers looking to increase cash flow are right to pay close attention to their computer and software systems. That’s essential for making sure they’re using the correct tools for critical jobs. Owners and managers are aware they should know the reason for having a particular application installed and why your staff is using it.
How is the flow of revenue in your healthcare practice these days? Or more precisely, how is your revenue cycle management progressing?
Medical billing is time-sensitive and complex. This presents difficulties for practices, especially those with smaller staffs and a limited budget.
Healthcare professionals must keep top of mind the fact that reporting is a huge part of both financial and clinical records. It can be easy to neglect this important aspect of your organization when you’re primarily focused on delivering services to patients and coordinating care with other entities. But without effective reporting, you can leave both your practice and your patients in jeopardy.
In the early stages of the coronavirus pandemic, so many practices and other medical organizations saw a downturn in patients, with people prioritizing social distancing and staying away from gathering with others indoors. But now that practices are starting to open up again, it's key to consider how we are engaging with patients in between sessions. While doors are open, patients are likely to visit less often unless they need to, so maintaining engagement is more critical than ever.
How connected and engaged are you with your patients, both new ones and those who have been with your practice for some time? Now more than ever, patient engagement has become a major topic of discussion in 2020, given the ramifications of the ongoing global pandemic causing Covid-19 infections.