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The Best EHR Advice for Oncology Practices

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The-Best-EHR-Advice-for-Oncology-PracticesIf your oncology-focused practice has been getting by using an antiquated paper-based system to manage your day-to-day operations and the enormous amount of data generated and recorded for each patient, you have likely been looking for a computerized solution.

This is why so many practices make an effort to look into bring electronic health record software into their facilities. Even a cursory glance at the available software solutions will show that it’s best to go with EHR software that has been developed with the unique requirements of oncology.

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3 Rules for Addressing Angry Patients More Successfully

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3-Rules-for-Addressing-Angry-Patients-More-SuccessfullyGiven the fact that your team of medical professionals may see thousands of patients every year, there are bound to be some occasions when you find yourself confronted with angry patients. When patients are unhappy, it can be a stressful experience for your staff as well as for other patients who may happen to be nearby when voices are raised in anger.

Medical problems can be fraught with high tension, anxiety, and fear, and people sometimes react to situations with more anger than they intend or even realize at the point of outburst. It’s useful to adopt a compassionate and understanding attitude while making sure that all parties feel respected and not threatened. To help you and your team deal with such difficult situations, here are three rules for addressing angry patients more successfully.

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Want to Improve Your Medical Staff? Give Them These 5 Things

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Want-to-Improve-Your-Medical-Staff-Give-Them-These-5-Things-1You’ve managed to build up a great team of medical professionals at your practice, from nurses and doctors to the people providing them support in the back office and at reception.

However, like any prudent owner or manager of a thriving medical organization, you are always on the lookout for ways to improve conditions and provide the best possible care for your loyal patients. In fact, one of the most important ways you can keep a practice financially secure and successful is to do such a great job that your patients serve as ambassadors and refer new patients to your facility.

If you want to improve your medical staff, here are five things that you can give them today to step up their game.

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3 Powerful Ways to Improve Your RIS

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3-Powerful-Ways-to-Improve-Your-RISWhether the radiological practice that you manage is fairly established or is relatively new to the area where you are providing service, it pays to take advantage of the latest developments in software solutions.

Radiology can often involve large amounts of data, especially when you consider the file sizes required for processing, analyzing, and storing digital records such as X-rays and other scans. In addition, staff members have unique types of information to address in the course of evaluating, diagnosing, and treating patients.

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Topics: RIS, radiology information systems, Radiology

 

3 Steps to Take Your Oncology Practice from Good to Great

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shutterstock_150276857_mini-1As the owner or manager of a well-respected oncology practice, you know that it would be a mistake to rest on your laurels or accept your current level of service as the best your staff is capable of providing.

There is always room for improvement, and savvy medical professionals will take the necessary measures to step up the quality of their work. With that in mind, here are three steps that you can take to bring your oncology practice from good to great.

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How to Keep Your Best Doctors & Nurses from Getting Burnt Out

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How-to-Keep-Your-Best-Doctors-Nurses-from-Getting-Burnt-Out-2Burnout is a serious issue afflicting our nation’s most talented doctors and nurses. It’s of vital importance that medical practice managers institute policies and set up procedures to keep their medical professionals from spreading themselves too thinly.

Read on to learn more about how to keep your best nurses and doctors from burning out and maintaining their abilities to provide excellent care to patients on a consistent basis.

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Every Oncologist Should Focus on These 4 Things

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Every-Oncologist-Should-Focus-on-These-4-ThingsEvery medical practice that focuses on a particular specialty will have unique challenges to contend with, and oncology is no exception. With a wide variety of types of cancer to diagnose, assess, and develop a treatment strategy for, oncologists must balance the level of compassion and honesty as they prepare their patients for their upcoming treatments and ongoing surveillance and testing.

Oncologists are making great strides in treating cancers, with new techniques, medicines, and protocols being developed all the time to help them handle this disease in all its forms. The stakes are high, and maintaining the highest standards of care requires enormous resources from medical professionals as they seek to improve the lives of their patients. With that in mind, here is an overview of four things every oncologist should be focusing on during evaluation, treatment, and follow-up encounters with the people for which they are providing care.

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A 2014 Recap: Our 5 Most Popular Blog Posts

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A-2014-Recap-Our-5-Most-Popular-Blog-PostsThe year 2014 was a big year for the medical and healthcare industries. Our team at ADSC worked hard to stay atop the news and trends to present you with the most current information. Here, you can find our five most popular blog posts of 2014. Happy reading!

1. What Are the Differences Between PACS, RIS, CIS, and DICOM?

A lot of jargon and vernacular tends to get thrown around when medical professionals communicate with one another. This is particularly the case when it comes to discussing frequently used items, concepts, and procedures, and it is designed to save time.

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[Whitepaper Excerpt] Impact of Transitioning From ICD-9 to ICD-10

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Transitioning From ICD-9 to ICD-10The following is an excerpt from our whitepaper, The ICD-10 Transition: How to Properly Deal with the Extension.

Keep in mind that the transition to ICD-10 can or will affect everyone in yourorganization or practice, including doctors and nurses, billing personnel, coders, managers, the IT department, and more depending on the size of the entity.

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Topics: icd-10

 

Health IT In 2015: What's In The Cards?

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The following is an excerpt from an article on InformationWeek. It was written by Alison Diana.

Health IT in 2015

Healthcare IT professionals are in for another busy year in 2015, as medical organizations look for ways to build on the groundwork they've already laid with their investments in electronic health records (EHRs), early big data and analytics trials, and experiments in patient engagement and population health.

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