Patients Will Soon Gain Access to Clinical Notes: How That Impacts Your Note-Taking

We’ve discussed before the industry-wide push for patient empowerment and value-based care. And while this push is surely still happening, a recent delay in the federal “Open Notes” rule that would grant patients instant access to their clinical notes has slowed this push.  This by no means…


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Applications of Telehealth for Chronic Care Management: Are They Viable?

Chronic care is the leading cause of both death and healthcare costs in the US. And it’s not even a contest. Chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, and cancer account for 7 out of 10 deaths in the US and make up more than 75% of the money spent on public and private healthcare. What…


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Medical Tablets are Essential as Patient Engagement Solutions

For the past few years, healthcare has been in the midst of a pivot towards patient empowerment. Value-based care, the abandonment of fee-for-service payment models, pushes to allow patients to access their own data, and many other recently advocated programs are all testaments to this pivot. Even…


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Building a Digital Front Door Healthcare Strategy: Where to Start and Why

2020 has shown many in healthcare that the status quo between provider and patient has been irrevocably altered. The rise in chronic illness cases, the increase in the Baby Boomer population, and the COVID-19 pandemic have pushed many organizations to rethink patient care. New challenges on the…


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How to Address the Rising Patient Appointment Cancellation Problem

Patient appointment cancellation has been a thorn in the side of many a care provider for several years. They’re a normal enough occurrence- peoples’ lives are hectic and oft unpredictable. Unfortunately, in the case of a healthcare appointment, that blocked off time slot is much more valuable than…


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What’s Needed to Make Patient Education Materials Effective?

Hospitals are in a never-ending battle to lower patient readmission rates. By combating these rates with proper policies and hardware designed to mitigate spreading infection such as antimicrobial medical computer systems, facilities can better treat patients while also avoiding financial…


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Understanding Hospital Readmission Rates and the Need to Lower Them

Healthcare providers are in a constant state of improving their care capabilities in order to better treat those that seek their care. And contrary to popular beliefs, this transcends care that’s only administered while a patient is residing within a facility. Acute care and emergency treatment…


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Patient Data Access: What it Means for 2020 and Beyond

The beginning of a new year always prompts the same things: renewed vigor, bolstered inspiration, and new year’s resolutions that match. This tradition isn’t lost on the healthcare space either, as every year we see talks of new initiatives for making medical computer systems and EHRs truly…


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Increasing Patient Engagement Improves Patient Outcomes

Patient engagement means the patient is doing more than just popping in for yearly checkups and going home without another thought toward their health. It means transforming from a passive consumer into an active member of the team devoted to promoting health. Educating Patients Leads to…


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