5 Things to Consider Before Implementing e-Prescribing

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Offering important advantages like fewer errors, decision support, improved adherence, and reduced adverse drug events, e-prescribing has skyrocketed in the past several years. In April 2014, 70% of physicians were issuing Surescripts network e-prescriptions and 96% of community pharmacies were enabled to accept them. If your practice is not on board yet, a few key […]

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How to Keep Your Doctor-Patient Relationship Healthy with Technology

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Although healthcare IT has transformed over the years, patients have held the same expectation: to be in the care 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 relationship and the use of new […]

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Why You Should Consider Outsourcing Your Health IT

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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, found an overwhelming number of […]

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The Benefits of Online Appointment Scheduling

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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. Many have turned to a […]

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3 Ways Technology Can Increase Patient Engagement

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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 to encourage patients to take […]

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Confronting Caregiver Challenges Could Increase Patient Engagement

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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 effective use of a patient […]

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What Providers Need to Know About Meaningful Use and Patient Portals

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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 of Meaningful Use Stage 3 earlier this month. Unsurprisingly, the healthcare industry has spent the subsequent weeks sifting through the document to get a better understanding of what […]

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CMS and ONC Adjust Requirements for Meaningful Use Stage 3 Reporting

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Given the time sensitive nature of the MACRA program, this article is out dated. Please refer to Bridge’s MACRA 101 article for more current explanation of the MACRA program and how it relates to a patient portal. CMS and the ONC have recently released a range of adjustments intended to help reduce reporting burdens on health providers […]

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