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Although healthcare IT has transformed over the years, patients have held the same expectation: to be in the care of a personable doctor who will communicate effectively and make health decisions that are in the patient’s best interest. However, doctors have constantly struggled to navigate the boundaries of a patient-doctor…

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Many industries have already discovered the benefits of outsourcing IT systems to a professional IT service, and while healthcare is no stranger to the concept, it is once again gaining prominence.  A recent Black Book report, which surveyed over 1,030 hospital IT leaders, 240 CFOs and over 1,000 business leaders,…

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Americans are busier now more than ever, and if healthcare organizations want to keep up, they must adjust their systems to complement the on-the-go lifestyles of their patients. One way practices are staying in step with their patients is by streamlining the process that gets the patients in the door.…

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Last week in the article “The Patient Engagement Question”, we discussed the ambiguity surrounding “patient engagement.” Many medical professionals generally agree that the term refers to an increase in patient participation, cooperation, and collaboration in their healthcare. Today, anyone following the latest healthcare IT trends can recognize the importance of employing technology…

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Patient engagement is a buzzword that has taken the healthcare industry by storm. The problem is that not only does it have various meanings in different contexts, but it is often a catch-all term for anything even remotely related to the patient experience. Doctors, health IT professionals, and patients alike…

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According to a study at the Pew Research Center, 39% of Americans provide health care support for a dependent. Of those users, 59% stated that online resources have been very helpful. Physicians on top of trending healthcare information technology know that the key to high patient engagement lies in the…

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Outdated as of May 2021. This article is outdated. Please find our updated resource that explains the current MACRA / MIPS / Meaningful Use regulations.  Guest post by Zach Watson, marketing operations analyst at TechnologyAdvice. After much ado, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the proposal for the final rules…

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Outdated as of May 2021. This article is outdated. Please find our updated resource that explains the current MACRA / MIPS / Meaningful Use regulations.  CMS and the ONC have recently released a range of adjustments intended to help reduce reporting burdens on health providers and simplify meaningful use reporting requirements. The…

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Nearshore Americas’ whitepaper “Healthcare Software: The Argentine Advantage” highlights many benefits that Argentina has for outsourcing healthcare software development over its offshore rivals. Here are the key reasons for partnering with a nearshore developer in Argentina: Leaders in HIT Argentina has seen significant acceleration in its IT industry, which has…

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The Bridge Patient Portal development team just released three new product updates that are aimed at helping you better customize the portal for your patients’ needs. Additionally, the patient health portal compatibility is growing. While Bridge Patient Portal has direct interfaces to over 10 EHRs*, including Allscripts™, McKesson and PrognoCIS™,…