Recent Posts by Wendy Bartlett

Identifying and Overcoming Common EHR Usability Challenges

Electronic health records (EHRs) play a prominent role in the healthcare industry, offering numerous benefits for today’s practices and providers. 

However, the rise of healthcare consumerism and shift to value-based care have completely transformed the way physicians deliver care to their patients. As a result, EHR vendors are now tasked with ensuring their products evolve in ways that help their physician customers better serve their patients—but doing so is easier said than done.

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How InteliChart’s Patient Portal Addresses Meaningful Use

Healthcare organizations and providers are increasingly focused on finding ways to improve efficiency, simplify operations, and achieve more positive patient outcomes. The Meaningful Use (MU) program—also called the Promoting Interoperability (PI) program—was established to help accomplish exactly that. However, successfully complying with these mandates requires a strategic approach and the right technology.

Find out what Meaningful Use is and how InteliChart’s Patient Portal helps healthcare practices and providers address it.

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4 Ways Orthopedic Clinics Can Optimize the Patient Journey

Delivering top-quality experiences throughout each stage of the patient journey is essential for healthcare practices of all kinds. Like so many other areas of medicine, orthopedic clinics need to identify ways to engage and optimize interactions with patients, from registration and the very first appointment to a positive, healthy outcome.

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Best Practices to Optimize Your Patient Registration Process

The patient registration process needs to be as simple as possible for everyone involved, from patients to office staff and providers. The rise of healthcare consumerism means that care access has expanded to big-box retail stores like CVS, Walgreens, and Walmart, further accelerating the need for a seamless registration experience. 

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The 5 Key Pillars of an Efficient and Successful Medical Practice

Medical practices are responsible for maintaining and optimizing countless moving parts at one time, from caring for patients and managing data, to identifying new ways to grow the business and remain profitable. The most successful practices have the right policies, procedures, and resources in place to juggle all these responsibilities and meet patient engagement goals, which is what helps set the best performers apart.

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7 Barriers to Value-Based Care and How to Overcome Them

The shift from volume-based care to value-based care has completely transformed the healthcare industry. Value-based care is a form of healthcare reimbursement based on quality and clinical outcomes, as opposed to the number of services provided.

Rather than following the traditional fee-for-service payment model, healthcare practices now strive to focus on overall quality of care, patient satisfaction, and health outcomes. These “fee-for-performance” payment models are slowly but surely raising quality standards, improving patient outcomes, and reimagining care delivery across the board—but for providers, adapting the way they serve patients is easier said than done.

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5 Ways Your Healthcare Practice Should Be Using Automation

Manual, inefficient workflows are a thing of the past in almost every industry, and healthcare is no exception. Automation in healthcare is nothing new: Technological advances have completely changed the game, enabling practices and providers to streamline time-consuming processes and improve their operations.

Although many are already taking advantage of technology to automate manual workflows, some are not quite there yet. The truth is, the degree to which you embrace technology to work more efficiently can make or break your practice, so the sooner you get on board, the better.

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How to Get a NextGen Certification

Each year, countless healthcare professionals pursue NextGen certifications in one or more of the electronic health record (EHR) vendor’s solutions. Earning a NextGen certification is a great way to demonstrate your proficiency in using their solutions, work more efficiently, and better serve your patients. 

Whether you’re considering becoming a NextGen Certified Professional (NCP) yourself or it was recommended by your employer, chances are you have questions about the following:

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How to Use Data to Improve Patient Outcomes

Healthcare practices and providers have access to more data today than ever before. Real-time data housed in electronic health records (EHRs) and software with robust reporting capabilities has changed how we approach patient care in numerous ways, from helping identify vulnerable, high-risk individuals, to operating more efficiently and proactively managing the health of populations.

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How Your EHR Is (Negatively) Impacting Patient Care

Electronic health records (EHRs) are an integral component in today’s healthcare industry, offering numerous benefits to practices, providers, and patients alike. Even though patients don’t directly interact with the EHR their provider uses, it can still have a profound impact on their care quality, health outcomes, and overall experience with your practice—for better or for worse.

Using an EHR that’s not effectively designed to support patient care can have several potentially negative implications. It’s up to you to ensure your EHR’s impact is positive as opposed to a deterrent to delivering top-quality care. Here’s how EHRs can negatively impact patient care and what your practice can do to take action.

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