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How can behavioral health practices effectively use EHRs?

Despite the significant growth of EHR systems within the health care industry, there are still some providers that are hesitant to rush into adoption of this new technology. In particular, behavioral health professionals have historically had difficulty integrating EHRs into their daily workflow.  [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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Tips to Help Nurses Improve Patient Education Skills

Nurses continue to face overwhelming pressure in light of their role in care and serving as assistant technologists, in a way, and they must provide patient care and education as part of routine daily tasks to improve the likelihood of positive outcomes. Thus, to examine the role of nurses in the care setting, American Sentinel University, an accredited provider of online nursing degrees, recently published several tips and pieces of guidance for nurses to help them develop their patient education skills. [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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Why EHR-enabled Preventive Care Could Help Cure Chronic Diseases

It's no secret that the average small practice has little margin for error compared to larger health networks. These conglomerates can draw on a massive pool of patients for the resources to fund any project, but independent offices must manage themselves well enough to budget for future expenses. As Meaningful Use enters its later stages and electronic health records continue to receive upgrades, it's these small practices that must anticipate the trends of proper care to find fertile business ground. [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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Report: Health IT Sees Change in Priority, Addition in Jobs and Salaries

The current state of IT operations at healthcare organizations, ah, that’s a sticky wicket. What are the skills most needed to meet the customized demands, as well as expectations for spending and confidence. [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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Health eCareers: Prepare for the coming physician shortage

Demand for healthcare’s services is predicted to swell over the next 10 years, Health eCareers estimates, and the likely supply of providers to fill the upcoming need probably won’t be able to keep up with demand. The shortage of qualified physicians – especially those in family medicine, psychiatry, internal medicine and a variety of other specialties. [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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Formative years lie ahead for cash-strapped rural practices

Reliable access to healthcare services is just as important as the quality of care itself. Urban population centers in the U.S. are almost universally well served by an assortment of provider settings: large hospitals systems, community clinics, university practices and many more. For patients in these areas, the question of where to go for a routine checkup or an emergency surgery has many possible answers. [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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Private practices receiving financial boost from unexpected revenue streams

Over the last decade of healthcare reform, the majority of financial measures have focused on eliminating unnecessary or excessive expenses. Tort reform, redundant testing under the fee-for-service model and other buzz-worthy phrases have been bandied about as stopgap solutions for an industry that is beginning to buckle under the weight of unstable revenue streams and ever-climbing costs. [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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3 practice management challenges providers will face in 2015

2015 promises to be a tumultuous year for small and large practices around the country. As electronic health records and efforts to increase interoperability between already implemented systems progress, the financial stressors that have been weighing down small practices will only grow as well. On October 1, 2015, the new ICD-10 medical billing codes are set to kick in, and this will add just shy of 70,000 new codes for providers to learn. [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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Lack of Interoperability Strikes Again: Patient-Centered Homes Lack Care Coordination

Looks like we’re back to one of the biggest problems facing users of health IT information: lack of interoperability with data exchange systems. [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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3 practice management problems holding providers back

As opposed to decades past when physicians could more or less operate a self-sustaining practice with themselves and a small team, practicing effective and profitable medicine today requires coordinating care between several different specialties. A primary care physician may send patients to several different locations before determining a finite course of treatment, and patients, too, benefit from such a stringent medical focus on their conditions. [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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