Category: Health Care IT

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Posted on September 17, 2013 by Ron Shoop

How many times per week does your office receive appointment requests from patients? Although some physicians and hospital administrators may have an idea, most don’t know the answer to this…Read more


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Posted on September 13, 2013 by Ron Shoop

The Health Insurance Privacy and Portability Act (HIPPA) stipulates that patients must be permitted to review and amend their medical records. As online patient portals and other information technologies makes…Read more


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Posted on September 05, 2013 by Ron Shoop

If there’s one thing I’ve learned from speaking to countless physicians, office managers and IT administrators about patient portals for healthcare it’s that there isn’t any consensus about the patient…Read more


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Posted on August 14, 2013 by Ron Shoop

A recent study by Aeffect and 88 Brand Partners showed that patients who use electronic medical records (EMR) are substantially more satisfied with their physicians overall. They also tend to…Read more


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Posted on August 09, 2013 by Amanda Guerrero

We know it isn’t quite October and we’re a little early to celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness Month, but is there ever really a bad time to promote breast cancer awareness?…Read more


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Posted on July 26, 2013 by Ron Shoop

Many physicians are still unsure about the value of a patient portal and how implementing one can lead to better care. I was recently asked the following questions in a group…Read more


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Posted on July 10, 2013 by Ron Shoop

Interoperability has become a hot topic in the world of health IT – yet due to its inherent complexity, it remains the biggest hurdle to efficient and effective use of…Read more


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Posted on June 20, 2013 by Ron Shoop

The focus on return on investment (ROI) has become more important than ever these days in the current healthcare market, particularly when it comes to implementing new IT-based solutions. Seeing…Read more


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Posted on May 13, 2013 by Amanda Guerrero

Everyone in healthcare knows about the EHR Incentive Programs and the stimulus money that doctors can receive if they successfully attest to Meaningful Use of electronic health record technology. However,…Read more


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Posted on May 02, 2013 by Ron Shoop

When physician practices are selecting or replacing an EMR, there’s an important question that is often overlooked. That question is, “Who owns the data in the EMR?” Each EMR vendor…Read more


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