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TECHNOLOGY

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.
How to use technology to boost the physician-patient relationshipNew advances can boost the physician-patient relationship, rather than create barriers.
Cybersecurity finally becoming healthcare priority
Cybersecurity finally becoming healthcare priorityWhen it comes to investing in IT and data security, the healthcare field has been known to lag behind other business sectors. That underspending, coupled with the massive shift from paper to digital records in recent years, has put the industry in some crosshairs.
Top 7 reasons physicians should consider telemedicinePhysicians 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.
The next ICD-10 hurdle: Prepare for payer scrutinyWhat’s changing about coding in October, and what physicians need to do to prepare.
Top 13 Pokémon Go ICD-10 codes physicians need to knowIf you have yet to hear about Pokémon Go, the new app that is taking over the world—it topped 15 million downloads in just its first week—you probably will or have already started seeing its results in the form of your patients.