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The Practice EHR Blog

The Roadmap to Selecting Medical Practice Software

Posted by Practice EHR on Jun 19, 2020 8:00:00 AM

Do you currently manage your medical practice using disconnected systems that struggle to sync, preventing you from efficiently running your office? Do you want software that helps efficiently and effectively manage your medical office, but are overwhelmed when it comes to identifying the right software? Finding a platform that marries the patient experience, clinical workflow and the business management side of your practice, is certainly achievable if you know what questions to ask and are adequately trained to leverage the solution.

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Topics: Integrated EHR, Healthcare Office Management, Small Practice, EHR Solution, Practice EHR News

Practice EHR Launches New Webinar Series

Posted by Practice EHR on Apr 22, 2020 12:00:00 PM

Practice EHR is launching a free webinar series in May to educate physicians and medical practice managers on a variety of healthcare information technology topics. The engaging webinars are fast-paced, information-packed, and designed to help practices connect with patients and leverage platforms to maintain operational efficiency and financial success.

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Topics: Integrated EHR, Healthcare Office Management, EHR Solution, Specialty-Specific EHR, digital age, Practice EHR News, Cloud-based EHR, Telemedicine, Revenue Cycle Management

Key Ways to Stay Connected With Your Patients During Key Times

Posted by Karna Morrow, CPC, RCC, CCS-P, Implementation Manager on Mar 30, 2020 2:03:14 PM

We text, tweet, post messages and are otherwise connected with our peers, friends, and family 24/7. Everyone is connected to some device that allows instant access to their social world. Don’t forget that “everyone” includes your patients. It can be easy to stereotype a certain demographic as too old for that. You may feel that a certain percentage of your patients aren’t into the electronic communication world. It may be time for a new perspective.

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Topics: Healthcare Office Management, digital age

The Coder’s Role in the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Pandemic

Posted by Karna Morrow, CPC, RCC, CCS-P, Implementation Manager on Mar 13, 2020 8:00:00 AM

A virus outbreak that began in China nearly three months ago has now infected more than 1,000 people in the United States according the World Health Organization (WHO). WHO declared the virus a "pandemic" during a news conference in Geneva on Wednesday. And somewhere hidden deep in each physician’s office, hospital, nursing home and Walmart pharmacy there is an employee scrambling to find the most appropriate diagnosis code for the latest national headline. Wait … What?

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Topics: Healthcare Office Management, Industry Update

Is Your Practice Ready for Medicare Beneficiary Identifiers (MBIs)?

Posted by Karna Morrow, CPC, RCC, CCS-P, Implementation Manager on Dec 9, 2019 10:23:57 AM

Do you have your insurance card? Asking this question is a routine practice when patients present at a provider’s office or facility. It is not uncommon for insurance companies to issue new cards with a new contract year.

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Topics: Healthcare Office Management, Specialty-Specific EHR, Regulatory Updates, Industry Update

Appropriate Use Criteria Changes: What You Need to Know for 2020

Posted by Karna Morrow, CPC, RCC, CCS-P, Implementation Manager on Dec 5, 2019 8:00:00 AM

It is hard to believe that the end of another year is just around the corner. This is a busy time in healthcare. CMS will soon release the Final Rules and confirm changes to the reimbursement and reporting guidelines for 2020. Not all changes impact each specialty in the same way. But there is one change that will impact many of Practice EHR practices.

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Topics: Healthcare Office Management, Regulatory Updates, Industry Update

3 Reasons Why Medical Practices Should Embrace the EHR Dashboard

Posted by Practice EHR on Aug 16, 2019 12:00:26 PM

The electronic health record (EHR) dashboard is an important tool for medical practices. It is often overlooked, but the dashboard provides valuable insights that can benefit your practice in many ways.

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Topics: Integrated EHR, Healthcare Office Management, Small Practice, EHR Solution

4 Ways To Automate Your Practice And Improve Productivity

Posted by Practice EHR on Jul 18, 2019 12:03:34 PM

There’s a lot of work that goes into running a medical practice. From scheduling, to phone calls to seeing patients, there’s most likely not a lot of down time. In order for medical practices to operate smoothly, it truly takes a team effort and the right technology.

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Topics: Integrated EHR, Healthcare Office Management, Small Practice, EHR Solution, digital age, Cloud-based EHR

3 EHR Features to Improve the Patient Check-In Process

Posted by Practice EHR on May 17, 2019 8:03:00 AM

While the patient experience begins long before a patient steps into the examination room, it’s important to make a good impression the moment a patient steps through the doors of your medical practice. Starting off on the right foot during the check-in process can positively impact the patient experience and determine the pace of the patient visit.

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Topics: Integrated EHR, Healthcare Office Management, Small Practice, EHR Solution

5 Key Features for Streamlined Lab Processing

Posted by Practice EHR on Apr 25, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Ordering, sending and receiving labs are an integral part of clinical practice and patient care. Therefore, it’s important for medical practices to look for an EHR with key features that will streamline lab processes:

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Topics: Integrated EHR, Healthcare Office Management, Patient Care, Small Practice, EHR Solution, Cloud-based EHR