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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.

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Electronic Health Records

5 Reasons Why Electronic Health Records are Better than Paper Records

By: Stephen O'Connor
January 15th, 2020

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 Paper records are simply too insecure and it is becoming increasingly difficult to justify using this outdated method of maintaining patient files.

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Electronic Health Records | Healthcare Advice

The Top 4 Risks and Limitations of EHR Software in 2020

By: Aja Jones
December 18th, 2019

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.

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What Is MACRA?

What Is MACRA?

There are many aspects of MACRA, and it's important you're familiar with all of them.

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Electronic Health Records | Industry News

FHIR vs HL7: EHR-wise, it’s an acronym you can connect with

By: Marc Klar
December 4th, 2019

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.

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Electronic Health Records

4 Problems With Electronic Health Records

By: Christina Rosario
October 16th, 2019

You and fellow stakeholders at your medical organization have done your due diligence and determined that now is the time to switch over from an antiquated paper-based system for handling patient information and are now ready to deploy Electronic Health Records software.  However, before you choose a vendor and EHR system to install, there are potential issues that you should be aware of. In particular, it’s prudent to consider security problems, reductions in data flow, the need for extra staff training and the prospect of slowdowns for novices when inputting the patient data in the first place.

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Medical Billing / RCM | Electronic Health Records | Healthcare Advice | Radiology Information System

EMR & RIS: The Similarity, the Difference and the Perfect Time for Integration

By: Advanced Data Systems Corporation
September 10th, 2019

The Electronic Medical Record The electronic medical record (EMR) has been evolving from the early days before the technology revolution took off after the turn of the century. The federal mandate that took effect on January 1, 2014, required the medical world to begin using electronic medical records for "meaningful use" as outlined by the mandate.

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Electronic Health Records | Industry News | Radiology Information System

The Forecasts and Trends of Radiology Information Systems

By: Advanced Data Systems Corporation
September 3rd, 2019

Radiology Information Systems Facilitate Better Patient Care Radiology Information Systems (RIS) have and are making a positive impact on delivering better patient care as found on Grand View Research (GVR). Practices and institutions have realized that "RIS implementation facilitates increased work efficiency, better patient coordination, reduction in medical errors, improved diagnosis, and streamline administrative functions."

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Electronic Health Records | Industry News | Healthcare Advice | Radiology Information System

PACS: What It Is and How It Works Together With Radiology Information Systems (RIS)

By: Advanced Data Systems Corporation
August 21st, 2019

If you work in radiology or in another healthcare field, you probably hear a lot of "shop talk" or medical lingo that can seem like a foreign language to people outside the medical community. Two medical jargon familiar to most radiologists and physicians are PACS and RIS. Here's how PACS is related to radiology and how a PACS and a RIS (Radiology Information System) can work together for the benefit of radiologists, practitioners, hospitals and their patients.

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Medical Billing / RCM | Electronic Health Records | Radiology Information System | Patient Portal

What Top Radiology Information Systems All Have in Common

By: Advanced Data Systems Corporation
June 19th, 2019

Radiology Information Systems (RIS) are essential software tools for radiological centers, groups, and clinics. Besides providing the software to securely store and access images and videos from scans, what do all the top RISs have in common?

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Electronic Health Records | Medical Practice | Practice Management System | Electronic Medical Record

EMR vs. PMS: Integrated Together Increases Practice Efficiencies

By: Advanced Data Systems Corporation
June 5th, 2019

The Two Departments of a Medical Practice In the most common medical practices, whether general practice or a specialty practice, the office usually functions as two departments: the clinical staff and the administrative staff, as found on Chron. As mentioned, some practices may have "clinic heads and ancillary clinic providers".

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The Advantages of an EHR Built for Innovation

By: Advanced Data Systems Corporation
May 29th, 2019

Forecasts for Health Care Technology One area that is on the front burner of health care is the "push toward truly digitized health care," as found on Forbes. At Advanced Data Systems Corporation (ADS), we are hearing and reading how providers are "feeling the pain" with electronic health record (EHR) integration. We are here to help providers meet the challenges, and learn how to get the advantages an EHR offers. 

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