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The latest in all things Electronic Health Records, Radiology Information Systems, Practice Management, Medical Billing, Value-Based Care, & Healthcare IT.

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Healthcare Advice

24 Medical Acronyms & Terms Modern Practices Need to Know

By: Stephen O'Connor
February 20th, 2017

Medical acronyms allow people in the healthcare industry to communicate more efficiently by assigning “nicknames,” or abbreviations, to processes, procedures and organizations. Although there are hundreds of acronyms and medical terms used every day in medical care, these 24 are important to every modern practice, if you want to take advantage of incentives and resources available to your organization.

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Electronic Health Records

Everything You Need to Know About Behavioral Health EHR Software

By: Stephen O'Connor
February 15th, 2017

Healthcare professionals know that managing behavioral, mental health, and addiction treatment practices is quite different than managing family medicine practices and practices devoted to various specialties, such as cardiology, oncology or pediatrics. Further adding to the complexities of BH and addiction medicine is the fact that organizations can be run on an in-patient basis, partial inpatient basis, or strictly outpatient basis.

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MACRA: How to Prepare for Tomorrow's Healthcare Industry.

MACRA: How to Prepare for Tomorrow's Healthcare Industry.

Ensure your practice is properly prepared for MACRA. Billions of dollars can be saved by focusing on quality of care rather than quantity of care.

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Medical Billing / RCM

The Complete Guide to Medical Billing for Behavioral Health Practices

By: Stephen O'Connor
February 14th, 2017

Managers of behavioral health practices operate under unique and challenging circumstances when compared to other specialties. It’s often a much more complicated affair due to the nature of the patient population being served as well as the way these patients receive insurance coverage.

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Radiology Information System

What Is a Radiology Information System?

By: Stephen O'Connor
February 9th, 2017

Running a successful radiology practice requires a great deal of time and attention, with so many moving parts to keep track of. Practices that rely on antiquated paper-based systems to organize their work and maintain files on patients are at a distinct disadvantage when compared to competitive radiology practices that have embraced modern technology in the form of a Radiology Information System.

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Electronic Health Records

Pros and Cons of Electronic Health Records

By: Stephen O'Connor
February 6th, 2017

It’s difficult to imagine a contemporary industry that doesn’t rely on computers and customized software to ensure that employees can work more productively and effectively. In the field of medicine, computerization is required in order to manage the enormous volume of data that medical practices, clinics, and hospitals create and store for each patient. EHR software saves practices time and money, as well as helps them communicate instantly with insurers, hospitals, and referring physicians.

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Electronic Health Records

Top 5 Risks You May Encounter After an EHR Software Implementation

By: Stephen O'Connor
January 31st, 2017

Medical practices both large and small are coming to see the benefits of deploying electronic health record software at their facilities. Making the transition from an old-fashioned, paper-based system for tracking patients’ charts to EHR software is not something to take lightly. But the longer you delay the inevitable computerization of your practice, the longer it will take to get your employees trained and up to speed with using the new system.

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Electronic Health Records

4 Reasons Why EHR Software is More Secure than Paper-Based Records

By: Stephen O'Connor
January 25th, 2017

Electronic health record (EHR) software powers computer systems that collect, collate, store, and disseminate vital patient data. An EHR system includes hardware that allows physicians and other medical organizations to gather and store information, and the software defines how data is entered, manipulated, accessed, and shared.

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Practice Management

What is Practice Management Software?

By: Stephen O'Connor
January 23rd, 2017

Running a successful, busy medical practice is a tough job that can lead to a certain level of stress behind the scenes. There are a lot of moving parts to keep track of, which is compounded by the fact the health and well being of your patients depends on you keeping everything humming along smoothly. The systems you now have in place to organize and run the practice may have been suitable when you were first starting out and didn’t have quite the same patient load or even staff size as you do today. But now, as you grow in size and perhaps even add more specialists to the staff while you expand the types of patients you treat, it is becoming clearer that your practice needs the efficiency that specialized software can deliver. This is where practice management software comes in.

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Electronic Health Records

The Best Electronic Medical Records Software Has These 5 Features

By: Stephen O'Connor
January 19th, 2017

Electronic Medical Records are quickly becoming a must-have for any modern medical practice. More and more practices are finding that using the software allows them to spend less time tracking down patient information, and more time engaging their patients and growing their practice. Furthermore, this software greatly reduces data entry mistakes, and makes it easier to keep track of important patient and medical billing data.

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Radiology Information System | Value-Based Care

What MACRA Means for Your Radiology Practice

By: Stephen O'Connor
January 6th, 2017

When tax dollars are fed into the healthcare system, taxpayers will naturally have a vested interest in seeing costs lowered and efficiency improved. From family doctors to specialists of all types, there is a move toward promoting quality of care over quantity of care.

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