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TECHNOLOGY

EHR interoperability’s uncertain futureExchanging information is vital for quality patient care in an era of technology-based medicine, but progress is lagging.
5 tips for tactfully combatting negative patient reviews
5 tips for tactfully combatting negative patient reviewsThe troubling reality is that review sites like Yelp and Healthgrades often attract patients who are more likely to air grievances, rather than praise. In other words, it’s a near certainty that every physician and medical practice will encounter a fair share of negative patient reviews.
How to balance telemedicine advances with ethicsTreating patients remotely requires the same diligence as face-to-face encounters, experts say.
EHR reality checkThis is normal...right?
10 steps to strengthen physician practice systems, safeguard patient dataSecurity risk assessments are difficult, but necessary.
7 tips to stop technology from damaging the patient experienceA recent American Medical Association (AMA) study shows that physicians spend 37% of their time on electronic health records (EHR) or desk work while meeting with patients.
Mobile EHR benefits continue to grow
Mobile EHR benefits continue to growSometimes we get so focused on the “now” that we forget to look back. It’s a bit like this with electronic health records: The focus tends to be more on the challenges than on the benefits.
Telemedicine up for heated debate
Telemedicine up for heated debateThe states of Arkansas and Texas rate last and next-to-last in telemedicine practice standards, an issue that has gained prominence in the medical community in recent years, according to a recent report by the American Telemedicine Association.
Doctors spending over $32,000 on health information technology
Doctors spending over $32,000 on health information technologyMedical groups need to spend a lot of money to outfit, maintain and manage health information technology in their practices—more than $32,500 per year in for every single full-time doctor in the practice, according to a recent study.
The end of ICD-10 flexibilities is coming, are you ready?
The end of ICD-10 flexibilities is coming, are you ready?Providers who are still adjusting to the ICD-10 coding transition from five characters to seven have a variety of amenities and advice available to them in the last leg of the grace period.