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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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Practice Management | Healthcare Advice

5 Benefits of Interoperability in Healthcare

By: Christina Rosario
January 8th, 2020

How much thought do you give to the various computer systems that have been set up to enable staff to keep track of and manage patient data as well as communicate and connect with other entities, such as insurance providers and referring physicians? While the computer setup is the main concern for your IT department, being aware of how these systems connect and work together is a matter of importance for everyone on staff regardless of their position. To that end, healthcare organizations must stay aware of interoperability and how it supports their team as well as the patients they serve.

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Industry News | Healthcare Advice

The Top Healthcare Events & Conferences of 2020

By: Stephen O'Connor
January 1st, 2020

See Past Events: 2019 | 2018 | 2017 With so many changes occurring in the fast-paced world of healthcare, it makes sense to attend as many healthcare conferences as would be practical for your organization. Conferences give you an opportunity to hear from notable experts, network with colleagues and keep up to date on important healthcare industry developments.

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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 | 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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Practice Management | Healthcare Advice

Healthcare System Security: Staying Secure in an Insecure World

By: Marc Klar
December 11th, 2019

Viruses. Spyware. Ransomware. Hacking. Intrusions. All are extremely damaging, especially when healthcare systems are involved. That's because they not only compromise sensitive and confidential financial and operational information, but they put patients' personal health information (PHI) at risk, as well.

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Healthcare Advice | Value-Based Care

4 Things That Improve Patient Experience in the Doctor's Office

By: Stephen O'Connor
November 27th, 2019

In any enterprise, knowing what your clients or customers want is crucial for ensuring the long-term survival of the organization. This is especially the case when it comes to medical organizations. Patients do not have to put up with a doctor’s practice that doesn’t meet their needs, because generally, they have a wide range of healthcare provider options from which to choose.

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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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Healthcare Advice | Value-Based Care | Medical Practice | CMS

Proactively Prepare for Value-Based Care in Behavioral Health

By: Advanced Data Systems Corporation
August 28th, 2019

The Value-Based Care Methodology The value-based care methodology is getting more and more attention across the healthcare and insurance industries. A methodology that is still being perfected to deliver quality, not quantity, care that will reward or penalize healthcare providers for patient or client outcomes. The ultimate goal is to keep the population healthier and help drive down the cost of insurance. 

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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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Industry News | Healthcare Advice | mental health

5 Behavioral Health Trends for 2019

By: Advanced Data Systems Corporation
July 17th, 2019

Behavioral health is particularly topical, as the mind-body connection continues to be unraveled in new and fascinating ways. Here are 5 trends you will see at the forefront of behavioral health this year.

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Industry News | Healthcare Advice | Radiology Information System | Patient Portal

The Forecasted RIS Vendors by Market Segment

By: Advanced Data Systems Corporation
July 10th, 2019

The Basics of the Radiology Information System Every Radiology Information System (RIS) gives a radiology department the means to track their patients' workflow. Every RIS should include the basic features to increase the efficiency of patient flow.

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