The challenges faced by behavioral health providers differ from almost any other specialty. Treating mental, behavioral or addiction problems poses unique challenges that can’t be approached the same way as other medical fields.
Following the introduction of electronic medical records (EMR) and electronic health records (EHR), patient portals were developed to improve the way in which patients and healthcare providers interact. A product of meaningful use requirements, they were mandated as a way to provide patients with timely access to their healthcare. Specifically, patient portals give patients access to their health information so that they can take a more active role in their health.
SelectHubWhat is a Patient Portal and How Does it Help Medical Practices?
Electronic health record systems, also known as EHRs, have transformed the way that the healthcare industry conducts patient care. These systems not only make patient information more accessible, but also keep it secure while maintaining patient privacy. Not to mention, EHRs make it a lot easier for physicians to record and pull up their patient records. All of this is why many healthcare organizations are going through the process of an EHR implementation.
Key Features, Requirements, and Questions to Ask When Choosing an EHR Provider
As key stakeholders and decision makers in your physician practice, it’s critical to stay on top of the marketplace, regulatory/technological changes impacting your business operations and the delivery of care.
Dan GreenfieldEHR Evaluation Checklist for Platform Selection in 2019
Whether you’re considering it for the first time or are ready to upgrade to something different, knowing what to look for in web-based EHR software is an absolute must. Electronic health records software, or EHR software, has been around for some time. New features are debuting all the time, which can make it tricky to zero in on software that will suit the needs of your practice.
SelectHubWeb-Based EHR Software and Everything You Need to Know
Thanksgiving may be in our rearview mirror, but it doesn’t mean we can’t take some time to appreciate the things we have. Here at SelectHub, we’re pretty big fans of software, so we’re thankful for the many great vendors out there. If you work in a medical practice, chances are you’ve used physician practice management before. And if you have, then you’re probably pretty grateful that it makes your job easier.
SelectHubInnovations in Physician Practice Management We Should All be Grateful For
Access to a patient’s complete medical history is an essential need for both nurses and doctors. If any information is either missing or unavailable, it could lead to an incorrect diagnosis, putting the life of a patient at risk.
One of the most common problems faced by small and mid-sized medical practices is finding enough time for the patients. Between setting appointments, billing, insurance, patient records and other paperwork, doctors often find it difficult to find enough time for actual treatment and diagnosis. But running an efficient practice goes beyond patient care.
SelectHubIs Free Practice Management Software a Wise Choice?
For both small family practices and big clinics, the potential benefits of properly implemented medical clinic software can’t be underestimated. Having a way to automate many of your administrative and management tasks can completely change the way practices allocate their time and resources.
SelectHubEssential Features of Medical Clinic Software
A Healthcare Data Governance Policy To-Do List to Start 2018
2018 promises to be another challenging year for your health IT team, along with the rest of your organization or practice. Among the list of New Year’s resolutions, make your healthcare data governance policy a top priority.
Dan GreenfieldMake Healthcare Data Governance a Top New Year’s Resolution
Most healthcare organizations would rather talk about patients than administration any day of the week. Unfortunately, those seemingly small and insignificant back office tasks need to be discussed now and then, to make sure your practice continues to run smoothly. Thanks to software solutions, many of these tasks are easier than ever to manage. However, the question that many find themselves asking is: does my practice actually need certain types of software? For example, do you really need medical accounting software?
SelectHubDoes My Practice Need Medical Accounting Software?
From a technical perspective, a specialty EHR may be appropriate. But don’t overlook key business considerations.
Selecting your first EHR, or switching to another, involves many technical and business considerations. This is one of the biggest technology decisions your specialty practice or clinic will ever make. It’s not easy to evaluate complex software applications, let alone sort through the hundreds of vendors each touting its self-proclaimed “best solution.”
Dan GreenfieldSelecting the Best EHR Vendor for Your Specialty Practice
For many physicians, the last thing they want to think about is what software their practice will use. But as much as you may want to ignore it, the software you use matters. The longer you wait to upgrade your administrative processes, the more likely it is that you’ll lose patients who want a more modern experience.
One of the more peculiar stats you’ll ever hear is how frequently bad handwriting kills. According to research conducted by the Institute of Medicine, 7,000 deaths in the US alone happen because of poor handwriting. That’s over 19 deaths per day because someone’s third-grade teacher didn’t instill the importance of legible handwriting. But compound that with the fact that we live in an increasingly digital world, and these preventable deaths are inexcusable.
SelectHubWhat are the Benefits of ePrescribing Software?
If someone asked you what the biggest obstacles to buying medical software were, what would you tell them? Would you say that sorting out what features you want it to have is the biggest? Or figuring out how to transition from one system to the other? Or would you say that it’s getting the doctors in your practice to agree on a particular product?
SelectHubAvoid These Obstacles When Buying Medical Software
Are employees of medical practices often overworked? Yes. Is there anything you can do about it? Yes. You may not be able to reduce your number of patients (nor would you want to), or make compliance easier or decrease the number of back office tasks that need to be done, but you can streamline some of your most time-consuming tasks. One in particular you may want to streamline is medical billing and coding.
SelectHubWhy You Should (or Shouldn’t) Use Medical Billing Software
Few practices decide that they need to buy an EMR overnight. Usually, the process begins when a growing number of clinicians begin to feel that the EMR they have in place isn’t cutting it, either because it doesn’t work well or doesn’t meet the emerging needs of the business. Over time, everyone in the practice realizes that they could do better with a new EMR.
SelectHubThe EMR Buying Cycle: A Guide For Medical Practices
Revenue cycle management isn’t what it used to be. Without a doubt, coding, submitting clean claims and tackling denials are still very important. These days, however, it takes more than smart claims processing to succeed at revenue cycle management – you need to prepare for some major shifts in how it works.
SelectHub4 Ways Revenue Cycle Management Roles Have Changed