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MACRA is paved with good intentions but steep in implementation challenges. It is a monumental task for anyone reading the final rule issued by CMS on October 14, 2016, for the implementation of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (2017). The document is indeed full of legal intricacies. The good news is: MACRA will […]

According to a Pew Research Center analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data, Millennials have become the largest generational group in the United States. Along with this shift in demographics comes changes in experiences, attitudes and expectations, all of which have implications for varying businesses, including health care providers. A 2012 study from ZocDoc and Harris […]

As the healthcare landscape continues to shift and evolve, it becomes more imperative that local health departments and individual providers work together to improve the health of their communities. How can health departments and providers improve outcomes for individuals and populations while containing costs? By implementing an electronic health record (EHR) that allows them to […]

The area of healthcare service, as it is commonly known, is an essential area of any working occupations people tend to take up in any country from all over the world since health care is an area essential for the very human civilization. Therefore, healthcare services nowadays are divided into a huge variety of different […]

The advent in modern innovative technologies, especially in the Healthcare IT industry, has led to a transformation in technology like never before. The burgeoning supply of innovative healthcare software such as Electronic Health Records (EHRs) in the market have made it increasingly tough for physicians of all specialties to find the perfect solution for their […]

Can an Electronic Health Record (EHR) system help you increase your practice revenues? It has somewhat become a long debate amidst a recovering economy where insurance companies continue to squeeze reimbursements. But is your EHR system really able to help you increase revenues, decrease costs, improve patient care or any combination of these three variables […]

What do the healthcare industry and politics have in common? Both can expect a wild year ahead in 2016. While the political world will see a new president elected, one who will not only have to create more jobs, balance the budget, solve climate change AND defeat ISIS, the healthcare industry will continue to face […]

According to a 2011 report from the Institute of Medicine (IoM), entitled “Health IT and Patient Safety: Building Safer Systems for Better Care,” some studies indicate that electronic health records (EHRs) lead to “improvements in patient safety, while other studies find no effect.” Well, this is what you need to know: EHR vendors absolutely contribute […]

Medical billing has always been a crucial element in the health care industry. The article talks about how medical billing mistakes have an impact on practices across the globe and how various types of services ensure the best record of care for patients. Years of studies and implementation, practice providers have managed to mark their […]

What exactly is involved in the certification process as defined by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) Health IT Certification Program (which as of now is a voluntary certification program designed for health IT standards, implementation specifications and certification criteria)? Today, that includes: • Regulations – the ONC issues regulations […]

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