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Tech Tip: Medical Mastermind Aims to Improve a Practice's Workflow

Medical Mastermind EMR offers six specialized solutions for podiatry, pediatrics, family practice, chiropractor, orthopedics and ENT.


7 Healthcare Predictions for 2015

Cloud, mobile, social, big data. These emerging trends will continue to take center stage as the next generation of IT platforms (known as the 3rd Platform) bring innovation, disruption and growth.


Tech Tips: MedScribe Can Be Used for Clinical Documentat​ion

Med-Scribe is more than just a transcription service. It is a U.S.-based clinical documentation platform. Not only can you use Med-Scribe to transcribe your notes, but also Med-Scribe can be set up work with your existing electronic health record system allowing your transcription to integrate seamlessly into the patient's record.


An App to Keep Track of Eponyms

The medical profession is rife with Eponyms, those diseases, treatments or tests named after their discoverer/developer. There are so many that it is impossible to remember all of them.


Tech Tip: Unbound Medicine Brings Research, Analysis to Your Phone

Unbound Medicine has an evidence tool that puts the latest research and literature right where you need it, when you need it.


FDA Scientists: 3D Techn May Help Detect Hidden Tumors

The 3D technology that makes movies and entertainment larger than life is now part of the next generation of screening and diagnostic devices being studied by scientists at the FDA's Division of Imaging,


Manage Wait Times and More with PatientTrak

Looking for a way to give your office staff a modern overview of the waiting room?

PatientTrak, a web-based patient tracking solution, allows you to track your patient flow. You do not need specific hardware to run it, nor do you need to install any software. You only need an internet connection. PatientTrak is scalable and configurable, which makes it appropriate for both single providers and large healthcare organizations.

There are several ways to bring your patient information into the system--you can import the information directly from your scheduling system or you can have a greeter or receptionist enter the information upon the patient's arrival. The system can also interface with a patient sign-in kiosk, capturing the patient's information when they arrive.

You can also define what the system tracks. For example, you can have the system track check-in time to treatment time. To keep on top of patient wait times you can program the system to send you email notifications if a patient has been waiting too long.

PatientTrak will replace your whiteboard; use PatientTrak to manage your room usage. Plus, the system also lets you track the registration process.

You can print reports to monitor the efficiency of your practice. PatientTrak comes with a variety of standard report. Print a report to find out your average wait time, peak time and time between activities.

The system will even display the patient's status to family members (with HIPAA compliance). PatientTrak is secure and HIPAA compliant, the system requires logins, passwords and the data is encrypted.

PatientTrak is sold as a software as a service (SaaS). Pricing starts at $395/per month and it varies depending on the number of computers accessing the application. The price does include implementation, training, and support. 


PQRSWizard Simplifies Reporting

The Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS), developed by the Centers for Medicaid and Medicaid Services in 2007, is a voluntary pay-for-reporting program with the goal of increasing the quality of care patients receive.


Lexicomp's Clinical Content a Solution for Small Practices

Lexicomp, a drug information and clinical content provider and part of the Wolters Kluwer Health Clinical Systems, is probably best known for the clinical reference services it provides to large healthcare organizations. However, it also offers a variety of clinical resources for individual medical professionals, including Pharmacists, Physicians, Dentists, Doctors, Nurses and even students.


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