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Top 3 Solutions for Interoperability and Senior Community EMRs

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Friday, 26 September 2014 17:56

The statistics are startling. When multiple physicians treat a patient following a hospital discharge, information is missing 78 percent of the time. Another study found 60 percent of medication errors occur during transition from one health care provider to another.

Many of these transitions occur in elder care. Senior communities, which include long-term and post-acute (LTPAC) services, are increasingly adopting electronic medical records and using tablets, cell phones, and other devices to conduct e-prescribing and documentation. However, only a small number have interoperability with other health care providers in the community, producing challenges in admissions, transfers, discharges and hospital readmissions.

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Apps Increase Clinical Communication and EMR Operability

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Thursday, 25 September 2014 18:10

In a 24/7 world, accessing patient records, receiving medical images and secure texting are all features needed and wanted by healthcare professionals. But clinical communication through tablets and phones has its risks as well as its rewards. Choosing your e-options carefully can ensure HIPAA-compliance in an ever-changing electronic world.

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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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