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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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Medical Billing / RCM | Practice Management

By: Stephen O'Connor
June 10th, 2021

The state of the economy, with a rise in unemployment and so many companies shut down in the wake of the global coronavirus pandemic is putting financial pressure on many individuals. Health practices are not immune to pandemic-related downturns either. So in the face of more and more denied claims, it makes sense to put some effort into reducing their number, for the sake of the financial strength of your organization.

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Healthcare Advice

By: Stephen O'Connor
May 28th, 2021

Everyone has been hit hard by the global coronavirus pandemic. Now as you pick yourself up and assess the damage, it’s time to focus on what steps to take to turn around your finances. The good news is that improving medical practice cash flow is easier than you may think.

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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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Healthcare Advice

By: Stephen O'Connor
April 21st, 2021

Medical practices have been through more than anyone could have ever expected prior to early 2020, when the coronavirus started spreading like wildfire through the population.

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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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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.