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The pitfalls of researching symptoms online

The proliferation of healthcare technology is beneficial in a number of ways. Platforms such as electronic health records, practice management software and telemedicine platforms have all helped streamline physician workloads and enhance communication between physicians and patients, improving outcomes as a corollary. Additionally, healthcare information is now widely available online. Hospitals, government agencies and independent healthcare organizations all have websites containing comprehensive health information. [cont...]

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Kevin McCarthy

Industry News Editor

An avid traveler and news junkie, Kevin covers a range of topics from healthcare technology to policy and regulations. As a former journalism student, he enjoys finding stories relevant to small practices and is passionate about keeping them informed. Before joining NueMD, Kevin worked for Turner Broadcasting as a Programming Intern where he conducted legal research and contributed to editorial content development. He received his bachelor's degree in Communication from Kennesaw State University and currently serves as the Industry News Editor at NueMD.

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Health Executives Optimistic About the Future of Telehealth

The American Telemedicine Association (ATA) released the findings from a study it conducted that suggests that telemedicine executives are optimistic about the future of the telehealth industry and are planning near-term investments to keep pace with rapid transformation and growth of the industry. [cont...]

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Scott E. Rupp is a writer and an award-winning journalist focused on healthcare technology. He has worked as a public relations executive for a major electronic health record/practice management vendor, and he currently manages his own agency, millerrupp. In addition to writing for a variety of publications, Scott also offers his insights on healthcare technology and its leaders on his site, Electronic Health Reporter.

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Report: EHRs receive more face-time with physicians than patients do

Don’t say you weren’t warned: A new study seems to suggest that physicians spend an ever-growing amount of time with their electronic health record technology. That said, if your back is turned against your patients during a visit, you may want to consider a new arrangement so you're not forced to turn your back on a patient. [cont...]

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Scott Rupp

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Scott E. Rupp is a writer and an award-winning journalist focused on healthcare technology. He has worked as a public relations executive for a major electronic health record/practice management vendor, and he currently manages his own agency, millerrupp. In addition to writing for a variety of publications, Scott also offers his insights on healthcare technology and its leaders on his site, Electronic Health Reporter.

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A Closer Look at the Rampant Growth of Cybercrime in Healthcare

The Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI) announced the development of an industry white paper, entitled “The Rampant Growth of Cybercrime in Healthcare,” that seeks to explore some common vulnerabilities that are “typically exploited by cybercriminals in today’s healthcare environment, as well as best practices organizations can implement to mitigate these vulnerabilities.” [cont...]

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Scott Rupp

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Scott E. Rupp is a writer and an award-winning journalist focused on healthcare technology. He has worked as a public relations executive for a major electronic health record/practice management vendor, and he currently manages his own agency, millerrupp. In addition to writing for a variety of publications, Scott also offers his insights on healthcare technology and its leaders on his site, Electronic Health Reporter.

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Despite Obstacles, Telehealth Can Save Health Systems Money

Perhaps the understatement of the year, telehealth/telemedicine — the remote delivery of healthcare services and clinical information using telecommunications technology – “holds potential to improve the quality, cost and availability of healthcare in rural areas,” a report, “Smart Rural Community,” by the Rural Broadband Association suggests. [cont...]

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Scott Rupp

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Scott E. Rupp is a writer and an award-winning journalist focused on healthcare technology. He has worked as a public relations executive for a major electronic health record/practice management vendor, and he currently manages his own agency, millerrupp. In addition to writing for a variety of publications, Scott also offers his insights on healthcare technology and its leaders on his site, Electronic Health Reporter.

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The positive role of technology in treating agoraphobia

Technology platforms such as EHRs, patient portals and telemedicine software have helped improve communication between providers and patients, particularly those based in underserved or rural areas, who may not be able to seek medical services in person at a physician's office or hospital.  [cont...]

Kevin McCarthy's picture

Kevin McCarthy

Industry News Editor

An avid traveler and news junkie, Kevin covers a range of topics from healthcare technology to policy and regulations. As a former journalism student, he enjoys finding stories relevant to small practices and is passionate about keeping them informed. Before joining NueMD, Kevin worked for Turner Broadcasting as a Programming Intern where he conducted legal research and contributed to editorial content development. He received his bachelor's degree in Communication from Kennesaw State University and currently serves as the Industry News Editor at NueMD.

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5 ways for physicians to use EHRs more effectively

Electronic health records have markedly changed the way patient care is managed. Carrying an array of benefits, including offering greater clarity of information, eliminating the need for paper-based storage and streamlining work loads, EHRs are now widely adopted by physicians across the country. [cont...]

Kevin McCarthy's picture

Kevin McCarthy

Industry News Editor

An avid traveler and news junkie, Kevin covers a range of topics from healthcare technology to policy and regulations. As a former journalism student, he enjoys finding stories relevant to small practices and is passionate about keeping them informed. Before joining NueMD, Kevin worked for Turner Broadcasting as a Programming Intern where he conducted legal research and contributed to editorial content development. He received his bachelor's degree in Communication from Kennesaw State University and currently serves as the Industry News Editor at NueMD.

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Employees’ Passwords for Sale, Apparently

Healthcare beware, cyberattacks can cost organizations millions. That’s no secret for all the headlines we’ve seen the past several years, but that’s not always the most dramatic news here. Employees, too, also are a threat to any organization. Your employees might be willing to provide outsiders access to sensitive information via their own personal login credentials for a little as a few hundred bucks. [cont...]

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Scott Rupp

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Scott E. Rupp is a writer and an award-winning journalist focused on healthcare technology. He has worked as a public relations executive for a major electronic health record/practice management vendor, and he currently manages his own agency, millerrupp. In addition to writing for a variety of publications, Scott also offers his insights on healthcare technology and its leaders on his site, Electronic Health Reporter.

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How Allowing Patients to Add Notes to Their EHR Could Improve Care Quality

The patient engagement movement seems to be taking on another dimension entirely, moving beyond just having consumers request their health records, pay their bills online, and interact with their clinicians through a rudimentary patient portal. We’re clearly moving beyond that and patients are showing that they are a lot savvier than when the movement began nearly seven years ago. [cont...]

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Scott Rupp

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Scott E. Rupp is a writer and an award-winning journalist focused on healthcare technology. He has worked as a public relations executive for a major electronic health record/practice management vendor, and he currently manages his own agency, millerrupp. In addition to writing for a variety of publications, Scott also offers his insights on healthcare technology and its leaders on his site, Electronic Health Reporter.

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The EHR Code of Conduct Gains Eight More Member Firms

The Electronic Health Record Association reports that eight additional electronic health record developer companies have signed on to accept the new version of the EHR Developer Code of Conduct while at the annual healthcare IT conference, HIMSS17, while in Orlando, FL, Feb. 19 through 24, 2017. The updated version of the code is its second iteration and is available to the health IT industry following unanimous approval by the Association’s member companies. [cont...]

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Scott Rupp

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Scott E. Rupp is a writer and an award-winning journalist focused on healthcare technology. He has worked as a public relations executive for a major electronic health record/practice management vendor, and he currently manages his own agency, millerrupp. In addition to writing for a variety of publications, Scott also offers his insights on healthcare technology and its leaders on his site, Electronic Health Reporter.

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