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Working through New Technology Challenges

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Tuesday, 26 August 2014 18:42

Can poor communications be costly? A recent survey found the average U.S. hospital loses $1.7 million a year due to poor communication and coordination between staff members, and that these communication problems may be costing hospitals nationwide up to $11 billion. While social media can be powerful ways to improve communications, not everyone is comfortable or prepared to use them. Easing fears and having the right policies in place can help minimize challenges.

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Increasing Reasons to Engage Patients Through Social Media

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Tuesday, 26 August 2014 18:32

Social media is more than social, especially when it comes to making health-related choices. More and more consumers are turning to platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and  YouTube  to help choose health care providers. As a result, hospitals, physician offices and clinics are successfully adding social media and blogs to patient communication to share information and stories; both of which are powerful ways to reach, interact and engage new patients through outreach, helpful medical advice and the organization’s latest news.

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Finding Solutions among the Meaningful Use Confusion

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Thursday, 31 July 2014 17:16

The proposed rule which delays the Meaningful Use (MU) Stage 2 deadline may mean more time, but there are also plenty of challenges to work through.

All providers regardless of their MU stage are only required to demonstrate meaningful use for a three-month EHR reporting period, thus the latest you can begin attesting for the Medicare program is October 1, just a few months away. The process does not have to be difficult. With the right EHR software, many of the tasks can be performed by office staff and reporting can be tracked with normal patient care.

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Best Steps to Migrate Your Data

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Thursday, 31 July 2014 17:13

While much focus is on Meaningful Use (MU) Stage 2, there are already calls to extend the timeline for Stage 3 beyond the year delay in the latest proposed rule.  At the same time, there is still a need for clearer specifications and guidance in Stage 2. In all stages, there is a necessity for simplification of rules.

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Prescribing Data: The Sophistication of Apps Takes on a New Level

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Tuesday, 24 June 2014 19:45

Often the word “app” brings to mind-boggling games or virtual competition, but the new BlueStar app is on the cutting edge of diabetic technology and health care in general.  BlueStar is the first disease therapy to be prescribed through an app, gaining coverage from health plans. It’s part of a new FDA category of mobile prescription therapy. For your patients to use this app, you would prescribe it, then the pharmacy would adjudicate the claim and forward it WellDoc, which sets up BlueStar for both you and the your patient.

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