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In Good Health Family Practice: A Case Study

When it opened in 2006, In Good Health Family Practice in Chattanooga, Tenn., did not have a practice management software
system and relied completely on paper billing. Office manager Laurie Davis quickly found that this didn’t meet their needs – practice staff had difficulty maintaining a good patient flow and a high number of billing errors resulted in slow reimbursement.

“Claims were not being tracked effectively and some simply got lost before the practice received payment,” Davis said. “Plus, reporting was very labor intensive and did not have the level of detail that we needed.”

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In HIMSS Keynote, Seema Verna Doubles Down On Free Flowing Healthcare Data to Achieve Value-Based Care

At the 2018 HIMSS Conference, keynote speaker and CMS administrator, Seema Verna, spoke to leaders in healthcare IT, about the importance of free flowing data for patients and CMS's efforts to keep up.  [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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HIPAA May Curb Patient Engagement

A lot of time is spent discussing HIPAA and its place in the world of information security and patient data access. Now, there seems to be a new conversation emerging on the topic: HIPAA may be affecting patient engagement efforts. [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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Interoperability More than Machines Talking Together

Despite the continual chorus of voices singing to the rafters about the need for interoperability capabilities in healthcare – and while there has been quite some progress in that direction recently – it appears that those efforts have remained largely focused on finding and transmitting information, but not on usability. This is according to new research published by Health Affairs. [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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The importance of password security in your medical practice

Personal banking. Paying the electric bill. Online shopping. These activities and many more are conducted online. Today, everyone has passwords to access their private business and life matters. Unfortunately, with one slip-up, important identifying information can be revealed to everyone, anywhere online. [cont...]

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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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Could you work with an EHR virtual assistant?

It seems like everything is conducted virtually today: dating, job seeking, shopping and even ordering dinner. And in healthcare, electronic health records have streamlined many processes making it easier for physicians to organize patient information and access health data wherever and whenever it's needed. [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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EHR to receive less certification testing in ONC de-regulation effort

Major changes are coming to the electronic health record certification process and despite some industry members surprised by the stance, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT signaled on Sept. 21, 2017, that, yes, it’s true, that it is indeed pulling back on EHR certification attestation requirements. The move, as announced by the agency is to remove many of the burdens on users and software developers, as well as an effort meant to drive interoperability. [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 ways to help ensure patients keep their appointments

There are many reasons why patients fail to show up to their physician's appointments. People are human, after all, and sometimes this is the result of basic forgetfulness. Other times, people fear what the doctor may tell them, and - to their detriment - fail to  attend their appointments. Different offices have their own protocols for patient appointment reminders. Some may be more effective than others, but no office wants to lose time and money because patients are not showing up. [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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Physicians spend too much time with EHR software

Physicians can have extremely heavy workloads, especially if employed at a busy practice. The last thing many want to do in the evening is catch up on paperwork, even though this is an inevitable part of the profession. However, a recent study looked into practice management and discovered that family physicians in particular are spending far too long handling electronic health record systems to track their workdays. [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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Sepsis Mortality Rates Steady Despite Confusion

According to new JAMA research, the number of sepsis cases between 2009 and 2014 remained stable, despite a previously suggested increase.

Sepsis is a potentially life threatening complication that sets in when an infection triggers the body to release chemicals into the bloodstream. This causes inflammation and often leads to the damage or failure of multiple organ systems. Many believe it to be one of the most deadly and costly conditions.   [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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