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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.

Stephen O'Connor

As a Director of Digital Marketing at Advanced Data Systems Corporation, Stephen spends his day's planning, writing, & designing resources for the modern healthcare professional. He has a strong affinity for snow crab legs, the ocean, and Rutgers Football.

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Healthcare Advice | Medical Practice

By: Stephen O'Connor
February 4th, 2021

Medical credentialing verifies that nurses and doctors are properly trained and certified and have the required professional experience to provide healthcare services to patients. It’s a crucial aspect of maintaining high standards of safety in the medical profession.

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Electronic Health Records

By: Stephen O'Connor
January 6th, 2021

You already know how important computer and software systems are in delivering healthcare, especially from the perspective of improving employee productivity and treating more patients more effectively. That’s true in a general sense, but not all healthcare providers have insight into a particular type of software used in hospitals, practices and clinics all across the country—electronic health care record or EHR software.

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The Importance of Patient Engagement: Why They - And You - Need It

Learn why patient engagement is a necessity and how you can master it within your practice.

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Medical Billing / RCM | Practice Management

By: Stephen O'Connor
December 30th, 2020

The bureaucracy and behind-the-scenes machinations of the medical billing process means the revenue cycle is much more complex than in the days before the industry began adding software automation tools to the mix.

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Healthcare Advice

By: Stephen O'Connor
December 23rd, 2020

As a technologically-minded individual who wants the most for your medical practice, you already have recognized the importance of using cloud-based healthcare software. Cloud computing service providers use multiple, redundant facilities for storing data to keep it safe in the event of a catastrophic breakdown in any one server center. 

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Industry News | Healthcare Advice

By: Stephen O'Connor
December 2nd, 2020

See Past Events: 2020 | 2019 | 2018 | 2017 As this challenging year comes to a close, it’s worth looking ahead to 2021 and what it promises for the healthcare industry. One of the best approaches is to attend as many healthcare events and conferences as your schedule and budget will permit.

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Medical Billing / RCM

By: Stephen O'Connor
November 25th, 2020

Where is it written that your medical organization has to conduct billing services in-house? 

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Healthcare Advice | Medical Practice

By: Stephen O'Connor
October 28th, 2020

Healthcare implementation is a broad term especially when it comes to healthcare software. Is it the process of implementing it, the software we are implementing, some combination of both? It can be hard to say depending on the situation. 

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Electronic Health Records | Electronic Medical Record

By: Stephen O'Connor
July 22nd, 2020

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.

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Industry News | Healthcare Advice

By: Stephen O'Connor
June 10th, 2020

Contending with the emerging global pandemic of the novel coronavirus is becoming even more difficult now because of anxiety and pressure causing individuals to abuse opioids. Due to the lockdown and stresses caused by COVID-19, there have been major spikes in opioid abuse both by workers and those who are stuck at home. 

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Medical Billing / RCM

By: Stephen O'Connor
May 6th, 2020

While you are working hard to protect the health and safety of your staff and patients during the battle with the novel coronavirus responsible for COVID-19 infections, you also need to pay attention to your bottom line and the financial health of your organization. Amidst uncertainty about how we will weather the global pandemic from a medical perspective, we have to prepare for the financial impact as well.