Chronically ill patients who typically see their physicians four or more times per year may benefit from an approach known as asynchronous virtual visits.
Primary care practices require sustained, focused efforts to effectively incorporate health IT into their work to improve care, according to a case study of practices in the Colorado Beacon Consortium published at eGEMs.
As the role of telemedicine expands, not all doctors believe that the movement is good for their relationships with patients. But doctors can meet a lot of healthcare needs without an in-person visit--as long as a physician has the patient's medical history, Joseph Scherger, vice president for primary care and academic affairs at Eisenhower Medical Center in California, told Medscape.
Want to increase patient satisfaction scores and the payer bonuses that come with them? Look no further than your millennial patients, born between 1980 and 2000, a large demographic with a unique set of expectations.
ICD-10 implementation will cost more--in some cases more than three times previous expense estimates--for physician practices, according to updated research published by the American Medical Association.
For Keith Neuman, senior vice president and CIO of Lutheran Health Network in Fort Wayne, Ind., his biggest accomplishment has been not "shot-gunning" everything; rather, he's found success in putting structure into all of his hospital system's processes.
"What can we do to expand upon the current promise of telemedicine?" With that question, attorney Jessica Rosenworcel, commissioner of the Federal Communications Commission, kicked off the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Policy Summit in Washington D.C. early Thursday morning.
While coping with rising operating costs already tops most practices' lists of challenges, technology expenses are a leading driver of that strain, according to new research from the Medical Group Management Association.
Coping with rising operating costs has been one of practice managers' top struggles for six years running, according to survey d ata from the Medical Group Management Association. But there are ways to keep some expenses at bay. Here are three ideas any practice can use to help stretch its budget:
Providers need to look beyond electronic health record vendor contracts themselves and take a risk management approach when evaluating an EHR purchase, since there are so many vendor-related risks that can adversely affect them.