Patient Expectations: Are You a Modern Clinic?

Healthcare is amid a digital transformation. According to Becker’s Hospital Review, 81 percent of patients research a potential healthcare provider online before scheduling an appointment. If the online presence seems out-of-date or inefficient, they will go to your competitor. Furthermore, patient expectations are increasing in a manner like those of e-commerce platforms, including Amazon, and 60 percent … Read more

Meaningful Use Benefits for Your Medical Practice

Healthcare policy today offers many opportunities for providers to obtain financial gains by demonstrating quality care. These programs encourage providers to give quality care and reward them with incentives when they do. The incentive program known as Meaningful Use (MU) was introduced as part of the 2009 Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health … Read more

When is a Cloud-Based EHR Superior to a Local Server For Most Practices?

When buying an electronic health record system, the first product differentiator many consider is whether to go with a local server or cloud-based model. Many electronic health record solutions now offer both options to their customers. Occasionally a local server may be required for unique reasons, in general, the healthcare industry continues shifting towards the … Read more

EHR Adoption Before Interoperability: Reflecting from 2009-2015

The Electronic Health Record industry 2015: many more medical practices use certified EHRs than did six years ago, which begs the question: “why isn’t there a Superhighway of Health Information Exchange.” According to many governmental agencies, such as the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), only 54 percent of all office-based physicians … Read more

The Medical App, Enhancing the Experience Not Replacing Your Doctor.

Medical apps are specific to a person’s healthcare needs – whether it is a proactive interest in general health and well-being, or a reactive behavior due to some medical diagnosis. In either scenario, medical apps are designed in an effort to control or monitor medical conditions and related data. Some people think of an “app” … Read more