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TECHNOLOGY

Have patient portals lived up to their potential?The technology delivers on some promised benefits, but more progress is needed to maximize its value to practices
MACRA cuts back health IT criteria for physicians
MACRA cuts back health IT criteria for physiciansMedicare reimbursement reform efforts bring pros and cons for healthcare technology use
Virtual visits boost primary care outcomes
Virtual visits boost primary care outcomesNurse practitioners and physician’s assistants have benefited primary care practices with their expertise for years, but they’re now reaching patients virtually, helping primary care practices in the process.
Everything doctors should know about ICD-10 glitch
Everything doctors should know about ICD-10 glitchCMS has announced a glitch in the quality reporting measures brought upon by the changes in the ICD-CM (Clinical Modification) and ICD-PCS (Procedural Coding System) updates that went into affect Oct. 1.
Why have EHRs failed to deliver their promised efficiency benefits?
Why have EHRs failed to deliver their promised efficiency benefits?Why has health technology been so slow to deliver on its promised benefits to hospitals and physicians?
Apple looks to expand healthcare presence
Apple looks to expand healthcare presenceThe tech giant plans to immerse itself more in healthcare in the years ahead
How I learned to love my EHR and spend more time with patientsOne of my favorite consultants is an orthopedist. His reports consist of five lines or less.
6 tips to boost EHR productivityMany doctors complain that electronic health records (EHRs) drain their time, rather than create efficiencies. In fact, Deloitte’s 2016 Survey of U.S. Physicians found that seven out of 10 physicians think that EHRs reduce their productivity. Health IT experts say doctors can take these six steps to boost their productivity:
Is electronic prescribing a potential solution to the opioid crisis?Only two states mandate e-prescribing controlled substances, but most physicians can use it now
Resisting the cloud is futile for this physicianThere has been some cold feet to migrating all the information to this practice's cloud.