Tag Archives: practice management software

Patient Portals versus APIs for Patient Access to Healthcare Information


Back in November 2015, Health Data Management published an article called “Challenges Ahead for Portals”. This is an interesting article because it indirectly describes the effect of too much regulatory involvement in healthcare services delivery. http://www.healthdatamanagement.com/news/challenges-ahead-for-portals-51630-1.html In the article, Raj … Continue reading

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Basic BPM for Healthcare


Healthcare professionals have no difficulty understanding what a Case is and what a Best Practice protocol is. Ask any healthcare worker what Case Managers do and the answer will be “Well, they manage Cases”. A Case in healthcare is a … Continue reading

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Beware of Geeks Bearing Gifts


I admit to gadget addiction.  The latest catastrophe is a gyro-operated camera stabilizer manufactured by Ken Labs. Do not visit their web site ! – you will want one too and end up being out of pocket $4,000 or more. … Continue reading

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Healthcare Professionals, repeat after me . . .


“I’M AS MAD AS HELL, AND I’M NOT GOING TO TAKE THIS ANYMORE” – I don’t like my EMR, it does not handle my workflow, it does not improve patient care, it does not save time. . . . I … Continue reading

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Success with EHR Implementations


Failure rates of EHRs are reputed to be in excess of 70% according to a LinkedIn discussion group that has more than 2,300  posts and counting.  If you want to be in the 30% cluster the following will be of … Continue reading

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The Case of the Missing Case


CMSA (Case Management Society of America) defines Case management as  “ . . a collaborative process of assessment, planning, facilitation, care coordination, evaluation, and advocacy for options and services to meet an individual’s and family’s comprehensive health needs through communication … Continue reading

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The writing for healthcare is on the wall!


CA is about to introduce budget cuts of close to $1 billion.   Whereas it’s  easy to understand that budget cuts are necessary at this time, the obvious concern is whether the bureaucracy will be proportionately reduced along with program … Continue reading

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Telehealth is about to become mainstream


One of these days governments, insurers and regulators are going to wake up to the fact that telehealth is an appropriate and cost-saving alternative to certain face-to-face encounters. Aside from the use of telehealth technology to carry out on-line real-time … Continue reading

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Develop the next generation Ferarri in your garage (or outsource to save money and time)


Sorry, but I could not resist raising an eyebrow reading this pitch to clinics/hospitals: “Want to save money and time while focusing on core competencies? Outsource costly EMR/EHR software developments and watch your productivity rise while demonstrating meaningful use! “ … Continue reading

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Welcome to the Machine!


You have just signed a contract for a new EMR and you are wondering how much end user training is going to be required. If the vendor tells you it is going to take 3-4 weeks, chances are you will … Continue reading

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