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Practice Management Systems and Compliance

Practice management systems have long been the backbone of the physician’s office, providing billing, scheduling and reporting.

Then along came HITECH and meaningful use. Now in addition to helping doctors manage the financial side of the practice, the practice management system is now helping doctors navigate government mandated meaningful use rules.

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Popular Handheld Devices For Physicians

The typical image of a physician often includes white coat, stethoscope and handheld device. Handheld device? Yes, the handheld device has become an essential piece of medical equipment.There are many handheld devices available but some are more prevalent then others.

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Social Networking for Physicians

twitter_doctorDr. Kevin Pho, a primary care doctor in Nashua N.H., spends his days administering physicals, managing the treatment of a diabetic patient, or advising an obese patient about lifestyle changes. But another integral part of his day is surfing the Web for late-breaking medical news to include on his blog, KevinMD.com. Pho is a leader in the medical blogosphere, opining about medicine, health, and drug developments. “It is imperative for physicians to have an online presence, because that is where patients are migrating for health information,” said Pho, who also has thousands of Facebook and Twitter followers. Read more...

Revitalizing Healthcare Delivery with Mobile Communications

This four part series examines the ways that wireless technology and mobile communications can enhance the efficiency and quality of institutional healthcare, improving the processes through which doctors, nurses, specialists and support staff members deliver medical treatment. Part One offers an overview of the current healthcare situation and suggests ways in which wireless technology solutions address healthcare challenges. Read more...

Multi-Function Device in the Physician’s Office

Multi-function devices are perfect for small to medium size offices where space is at a premium, but they offer more then just a smaller footprint. They offer all the features necessary for what Rob Houston, Product Manager for Xerox refers to as a “purposeful office”. Read more...

Make Sure Faxes Are Part of Your EHR Strategy

In January 2009, President Obama laid out a bold plan to improve healthcare and medical safety in the United States. Among the plans? Full Electronic Health Records (EHR) by 2014.Now that healthcare reform has been signed into law, those plans for EHR are well on their way to becoming a reality. Read more...

VoIP Telephony in the Practice

voipphoneDr. Patrick Barta, a Maryland psychiatrist in a private solo practice, isn’t sure whether prescribing by Skype is a good idea or not. But it’s not Skype, an untested healthcare communication medium that’s the problem, but unresolved issues about methodology. “I find it hard to believe that if I were to spend 90 minutes talking to someone on Skype that I haven’t done a reasonable evaluation,” says Barta, who says there are key clinical questions for patients that need to be addressed before prescribing, whether it’s face-to-face or over the Internet. Read more...

Spending the Seed Money to Grow Data Exchange

The recent federal announcement of its $547 million grant release to facilitate Health Information Exchanges (HIEs) at the state level is like Spring hitting the data exchange landscape. Read more...

Becoming a Partner In the Midst of this Economy and Medical Environment

"I really don't know if I want to be well over seven figures in debt in my mid-thirties." This was a comment posed by a client of mine last year when trying to determine if he wanted to buy-in as a partner at his anesthesiology practice. He had recently bought a home and was also sitting on nearly six figures of student loan debt. While his practice was going well, after two years there he was reluctant to go into further debt with the uncertainty in the economy and also being uncertain as to what medicine will look like in five to 10 years. Read more...

Top 10 Practice Management Features

Practice management software offers physicians a way to streamline the office, saving both time and money. Yet, many physicians feel overwhelmed by the vast array of practice management systems and features. Read more...

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