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How Implementing an Updated RIS Will Change Your Radiology Practice

Posted by Jason Caruso

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Implementing an Updated RISWhen you manage or own a radiology practice, you are aware of the importance of making sure your staff has access to the latest tools, including hardware and software solutions designed to make work easier.

If it’s been a while since your team has evaluated the radiological information system software that you’ve been using, read on to see how implementing an updated RIS will change your radiology practice and your referrers’ practices, as well.

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Topics: RIS, RIS software, radiology information system

 

3 Problems an EHR System Will Help Solve

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Problems an EHR System Will Help SolveHow would you assess your medical practice’s overall health in terms of such issues as operational efficiency, protecting your patients’ data, and making each patient feel welcome and valued? If your organization is still relying on an antiquated paper-based system to keep track of things, you undoubtedly know that computerized systems are much more useful.

Medical practice owners and managers who are still on the fence about the benefits of software will want to give more consideration to using electronic health record software. EHR applications are designed to help your staff work far more efficiently and will make a big difference when it comes to your bottom line. With that in mind, here are three problems that an EHR system will help solve for you.

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Topics: EHR, EHR system, electronic health records software

 

What is Practice Management Software, Really?

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 Practice Management SoftwareIf you are looking to modernize your medical practice, chances are that you have begun to explore software solutions. One of the most crucial applications your organization can invest in is practice management software.

However, you may have limited experience with evaluation, implementing, and then getting your staff to start using such an application. To begin, you may simply be wondering what practice management software is used for. Read on for details on what practice management software is and how it will help your organization improve its daily operations.

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Why ICD-10 Timing is Everything

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icd-10 timingPrudent owners and managers in charge of the daily operations at medical practices make it their business to stay on top of changes in industry and governmental requirements regarding health care, such as the upcoming required shift from the International Classification of Diseases code version 9 to ICD-10.

The United States government has announced that we must make the transition to ICD-10 by October 1, 2015. This is an extension to the due date, as we were formerly required to make the change in 2014. Many medical organizations had informed the government that they were simply not going to make the transition in time.

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Topics: icd-10 compliance, icd-10, icd-10 readiness, ICD-10 Testing, icd-10 timing

 

4 ADSC Tools Your Business Can't Live Without

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4 ADSC Tools Your Business Can't Live WithoutThe team at Advanced Data Systems Corporation is relentlessly focused on helping our customers work more efficiently and improve operations overall at their medical practices.

To that end, we want to showcase four ADSC tools that your business simply can’t live without.

1. FlowText

In the interest of saving your staffers time and effort, we want you to know about Medics FlowText. Your physicians can use FlowText to generate letters or other documents such as reports with either voice recognition (powered by Dragon Medical transcription) or handwriting recognition. The information will automatically populate into the correct fields in the patient’s electronic health record.

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3 Weekly Habits That Will Improve Your Medical Staff's Productivity

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Improve Your Medical Staff's ProductivityHow productive is your medical staff? Rather than being complacent about worker efficiency, it’s a good idea to encourage weekly habits in your staff to help them become more productive. It will make things easier for your patients and can help increase profits at the same time.

1. Continuing Education

Learning is never finished, and this is especially true for such an important profession as medicine. You will want to encourage (or even mandate, depending on your particular organization’s circumstances) your medical staff to stay on top of developments in your field.

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How EHRs Will Produce Big Benefits in the Long Run

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electronic health recordsThe following excerpt is from an article by Eugene Heslin. It originally appeared on U.S. News & World Report.


As Kimberly Leonard points out in her article (“Doctors Say Electronic Records Waste Time,” Sept. 8, 2014), doctors are frustrated with the time it takes to use electronic health records.

This is only natural. Moving from paper to digital communication is a different way of communicating and takes time to become proficient.

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Topics: EHR software, electronic health records

 

Study: Primary-Care Clinics Realize Positive ROI from EHRs

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Study-Primary-Care-Clinics-Realize-Positive-ROI-from-EHRsThe following excerpt is from an article by Julie Bird. It originally appeared on Fierce EMR.


Primary-care clinics recovered their financial investments in electronic health record (EHR) systems in 10 months on average, a recent study found, in part because EHRs allowed them to see more patients.

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Topics: EHR software, electronic health records software, electronic health records

 

External ICD-10 Early Bird Test Reservations Give Strategic Advantage

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The following article is an excerpt from ICD-10 Monitor. It was written by Sherry Wilson and Tina Greene, co-chairs of the Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI) Property & Casualty Subworkgroup.

External ICD-10 Early Bird Test Reservations Give Strategic Advantage

Even Captain Obvious knows that you need to “book reservations” early for external ICD-10 testing. A successful organizational transition to ICD-10 by the compliance date of Oct. 1, 2015 will require good planning. Preparation is crucial to allow your organization to leverage its ICD-10 investments to meet compliance requirements and achieve a strategic testing advantage.

It is highly likely that those stakeholders who do not engage in early external ICD-10 testing, including payers as well as other trading partners, will be faced with a last-minute rush of requests to test from multiple stakeholders.

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Topics: icd-10, ICD-10 Testing

 

How Your Software Vendor Can Make ICD-10 Compliance Simple

Posted by Christina Rosario

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How-Your-Software-Vendor-Can-Make-ICD-10-Compliance-SimpleAny healthcare entity mandated to comply with HIPAA regulations have to be ready to use the ICD-10 coding system on October 1, 2015.

While hospitals and corporate-run practices are likely to have few issues making the transition because they have the budget and the people to dedicate to devising and implementing a transition plan, small clinics, group practices, and solo practitioners face challenges with the switch to ICD-10.

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Topics: icd-10 compliance, icd-10, icd-10 readiness

 

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