Patient Portal, Meaningful Use and ACOs

5 / 5 (2 votes)

For those not entirely familiar with Accountable Care Organizations, here’s a brief explanation: Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) are groups of medical providers who take collective responsibility for the quality, cost and overall care of Medicare patients. The goal of ACOs is for Medicare patients, specifically the chronically ill, to receive high quality care without the […]

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Finding Value in the Patient Portal

5 / 5 (1 votes)

Many physicians are still unsure about the value of a patient portal and how implementing one can lead to better care. I was recently asked the following questions in a group forum discussion about patient portals. My responses are based on personal experience, as well as feedback from clients and colleagues within the healthcare industry. […]

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Automating the Prescription Refill Request Workflow Process

4.50 / 5 (2 votes)

Improving processes within a healthcare organization is a top priority for most practice managers and hospital administrators these days. With patients calling in to schedule appointments, request prescription refills and find out test results, office staff members have a lot on their plate. Attending to refill requests alone can occupy hours of time each week. […]

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The Patient Portal and Online Bill Pay

5 / 5 (2 votes)

Patient Online Bill Pay Portal is a great reason for healthcare practices and hospitals to adopt a patient portal. A convenient alternative to having your billing department mail paper statements and make phone calls to patients, online bill pay allows you to get paid faster by collecting payments online. It is easy for patients to […]

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How to Use a Patient Portal to Meet Meaningful Use Stage 2

5 / 5 (3 votes)

Patient engagement is a buzzword that’s been flying around for a while. In case you’re not familiar with it, here are a few industry definitions. “The process by which patients become invested in their own health.” “Patients’ use of educational materials and online resources to learn about better health and/or their own health conditions.” “When […]

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Is Your Healthcare Organization Ready to Use eConsultations?

5 / 5 (2 votes)

With goods and services increasingly moving online, healthcare organizations are beginning to adopt supporting technologies to help improve patient experiences and treatment outcomes. Telehealth and patient portal technologies are two of the solutions that are getting more use among healthcare providers – and they have opened up the door to eConsultations. A patient portal is […]

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Medical Records Access Increases Patient Satisfaction

5 / 5 (2 votes)

A recent study by Aeffect and 88 Brand Partners showed that patients who use electronic medical records are substantially more satisfied with their physicians overall. They also tend to be more satisfied when it comes to different areas of their care. Across the board, satisfaction rates across all 8 categories were between 9 and 11 basis […]

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How to Automate Administrative Tasks to Optimize Your Healthcare Organization

5 / 5 (1 votes)

Introducing new technologies to streamline time-consuming processes can help your healthcare organization boost its bottom line by making more efficient use of your employees’ time. These simple recommendations will help you increase productivity, optimize operations and improve patient satisfaction. 1. Implement a patient portal. Online healthcare portals don’t just provide benefits to physicians participating in Meaningful […]

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Why Does Your Medical Practice Need Electronic Patient Intake Forms?

4 / 5 (1 votes)

As practices and hospitals migrate from paper forms to e-forms, they are looking for ways to automate and store patient records electronically and move them into their EMRs. Electronic patient intake forms offer a way to do this, and they deliver a high return on investment as well. The benefits of utilizing intake forms within a patient portal […]

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Who Will Drive Patient Portal Adoption?

5 / 5 (1 votes)

The patient portal market has grown significantly, but it is still in its infancy stage and is evolving every day. As the market continues to mature, there is a growing debate as to whether patient portal adoption will be driven more by patient or provider demand. Let’s take a look at what is driving the […]

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