Top 7 reasons physicians should consider telemedicine September 14, 2016By Jake DiBattistaPhysicians can sometimes be hesitant to begin hosting video visits because they are weary about just how effective the technology can be when treating patients. However, once physicians start using telemedicine, they are often shocked at how versatile video technology can be as an additional tool to administering care.
In this issue
With hacking on the rise, physician records at risk October 25, 2016By Mary K. PrattIndependent physicians are concerned about data security, but feel they are limited as to what they can do to protect it. Top risks for doctors under MACRAThe risk for physicians is real, but solutions do exist. It's tme for EHRs to solve problems for doctors rather than cause them October 25, 2016By Keith L. MartinFor this year’s Medical Economics EHR Report, we wanted to get right to the heart of the matter regarding what’s working and what’s not with electronic health record systems, so we went to the experts: you, our readers. Your Voice: Physicians must be on same page to truly contain healthcare costs
October 25, 2016Containing healthcare costs and MOC are the hot topics of this edition of Your Voice.
2016 EHR Report
October 25, 2016Physicians expect more from their electronic health records (EHRs). These systems were supposed to provide efficiency and troves of useful data, enabling doctors to manage patient populations and meet the demands of quality care. But EHRs are lacking in all of these areas.
Will your system be ready for EHRs and Medicare reform? October 25, 2016By Ken TerryFederal reimbursement changes are coming, so physicians need to ensure that data collection tools are up to the task. The challenges of switching EHRs October 25, 2016By Jeff BendixDespite widespread unhappiness, surprisingly few practices say they plan to change their EHR system. Here’s why. EHR vendors to D.C.: Onslaught of regulations hurting progress October 25, 2016By Joseph BurnsThe healthcare information technology (HIT) marketplace—not Congress—should solve the problems with technology to aid physicians, according to electronic health record (EHR) vendors. Retweets count as a second opinion, right?
October 25, 2016Keeping up with Dr. Google is exhausting.
New or returning patient? Understanding the coding nuances October 25, 2016By Joseph BurnsIf we have a patient who is being seen by a physician for a problem that was already treated by another physician in the group, is the problem considered a “new” problem to the second provider? EHR interoperability’s uncertain future October 25, 2016By Joseph BurnsExchanging information is vital for quality patient care in an era of technology-based medicine, but progress is lagging.