Showing posts from April, 2014

Ready for EHR Software?

You need to make sure that you have everything ready if your practice is trying to implement EHR software. If you have issues in communicating with your current EHR software vendor, you need to make sure that there is one specific person in the organization who is overseeing the implementation and hence knows about each and every little detail about the software.

Before it is actually supposed to go live at the practice, make sure that you test the EHR software beforehand. Before the actual starting date, initiate the use of EHR software throughout the office a couple of months.

Analyze the occurred problems in the first place and take control of your previous problems caused by paper-based records.
It is crucial to keep asking relevant questions from the vendor about issues that you feel you might have to face with the software, and get answers on how they think these issues should be resolved. Putting in place someone who will coordinate with the vendors and solve issues at the w…

Benefits of cloud-based health IT systems

Health IT adoption continues to grow at a rapid rate but with that, the costs are on their way up too. A recent data from the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA), medical practices’ annual expenditures for every full-time physician on IT costs have increased from $15,211 in 2008 to $19,439 in 2012, showing an increase of 27.8%. However, health IT is largely benefiting from the power of cloud to move beyond client-based technologies. Thankfully, cloud-based EHR, practice management and medical billing services are helping physicians mitigate the rising costs of health IT in these ways.
Low start-up costs Instead of spending a huge sum of money up-front on expensive hardware or software in the server-based model, the cloud-based solutions require virtually no start-up costs because of their ability to use any current system with a browser and a working internet connection.
No IT staff required With the server-based model, hardware and software are housed in your practice, requi…

Four reporting features your PM needs

Practice Management systems provide numerous benefits to medical practices. They help improve revenue cycles with features such as payer rules intelligence, streamline operations and promote engagement through patient portals.
The true power Practice Management systems reside in their ability to report well. Generating reports on practice operations can reveal performance trends and show areas that need improvement. However, when it comes to reporting, not all PM systems are equal.
Here are four characteristics that your PM must contain if you would like to generate reports that help you stay on top of your finances.

Customizable: Every PM software has its own set of reports which you should be able to access in a matter of a few clicks. However, the best PM systems allow users to create customized reports that show what you want to see. Some of the performance metrics that you would want to track are: ·Gap between date-of-service and date billed ·Time-of-data-entry per patient ·Time-o…