With the adoption of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) a few months ago, the U.S. healthcare system is now serving the needs of more patients. The hopes for this changing of the guard is that we will finally see an improvement in overall health outcomes in our country.
Let's face it, physicians are already in the background of patient care. Nurses, medical assistants, case managers, social workers, and cafeteria employees probably all see the patient more than the doctor does. In fact, most work is done prior to or after the patient encounter, especially in hospitals. With exception of a quick subjective summary from the patient and the physical exam, nearly all of the physician progress note can be completed without even seeing a patient. The remaining information is already readily available within the electronic records. So why not push it one step further?
Capterra, an online directory of business software and vendors, recently released a list of the Top 20 Most Popular Mental Health Software, and NueMD is on top.
With Meaningful Use continuing to drive the adoption of healthcare information technology, it’s no surprise that one of the major developments in this year’s HIT market is a marked increase in patient portal adoption.
Generally speaking, technology is improving the lives of patients everywhere. However, it has not come without a price, and sometimes that fact seems to be overlooked. The MPI Group found some alarming data in a study conducted in late 2013.
According to an infographic recently published by researchers at the University of Berkeley, data science holds great promise for the healthcare industry.
The announcement of Apple’s new health app means several things for consumers and the healthcare industry. Perhaps most important, the explosion of the personal health tech sector and the development of apps and devices that allow people to track their health and outcomes may mean the industry is getting closer to solving one of its stickiest wickets – patient engagement.
It is no secret that the current healthcare system could use a good lesson in coordination. To aid in this task, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has rolled out a payment program called The Bundled Payment for Care Improvement (BPCI) initiative. Their goal is to increase accountability among providers and to improve the quality of a person’s care as they are seen by different providers
NueMD 4.0 is the latest update to our practice management and medical billing software. The update brings a modern look and feel to the system and allows smoother transactions between billers, doctors’ offices, payers and patients.
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) is an immense piece of legislation. This early in the ACA's life, it is difficult to estimate what effects it will have on any part of healthcare, such as reimbursements. While there are no absolute conclusions, one thing is for certain: The ACA is changing healthcare in enormous ways.