Could 2014 Be a Bad Year for Security Breaches at Hospitals and Healthcare Practices?

Guest post by Xavier E. Martinez from Power Your Practice If you thought this would be the year securing patient data would finally become easier, you may be in for an unpleasant surprise. A recent Experian report predicts the healthcare industry will see more large-scale security breaches affecting patient privacy in 2014. According to Michael Bruemmer, Vice President of Experian’s Data Breach Resolution, the sheer size of the healthcare industry is what makes it vulnerable to security risks. If …

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How Do Patients Use Online Physician Reviews?

The concept of the “consumer patient” is becoming more prevalent. Patients are increasingly taking the reins in managing their own health, including becoming more selective about the doctors they visit to receive care. Patients are treating healthcare as a commodity; and just as a customer might read other customers’ online reviews of a restaurant before dining there, patients are turning to online reviews of doctors before scheduling appointments. Software Advice, a resource for medical software reviews and research, …

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Healthcare Professionals Use Social Media to Learn From, Connect With Other Experts

Guest post by Frank Irving, Editor of Medical Practice Insider. More than 60 percent of physicians scan or explore social media daily or weekly, and the majority of them believe that using social media can improve the care they deliver. That’s according to a study eMarketer released earlier this year. Indeed, about 30,000 physicians have watched or discussed presentations from Mayo Clinic experts since November through QuantiaMD, a social learning and collaboration platform. The on-demand, voice-over-PowerPoint presentations allow physicians …

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The San Antonio Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse

The San Antonio Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse (or SACADA) have a new website! The site offers information about a new government-sponsored treatment program for drug and/or alcohol addicts in Texas. People who think they may suffer from these addictions can learn about the community program,  register for the online recovery care plan and  access information about drug and alcohol abuse – all via the website. To learn more about SACADA’s web orientated recovery care plan, visit …

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Clearing up the Confusion: Meaningful Use Stage 2 Extended, Not Delayed

The healthcare industry was abuzz last Friday in response to an announcement from the ONC and CMS regarding a new timeline for Meaningful Use. The word on the web immediately following the statement’s release was that healthcare providers could breathe a sigh of relief as Stage 2 was being pushed back to 2016. The news, however, turned out to be a lot less exciting when providers began to realize that Stage 2 is still on for next year. …

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Free ICD-10 Resources for Healthcare Providers

Guest post by Frank Irving, Editor of Medical Practice Insider. There is less than a year left until the ICD-10 compliance deadline, which means that there’s no longer time to procrastinate. The further medical practices get into the conversion, the more places they are likely to find ICD-9 within their operation — and everywhere ICD-9 is today needs to be ready for ICD-10. “You may see ICD-10 anywhere from the front office to the back office,” Denescia Green, …

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SOMC Recognized for Excellence in Hospital Website Design and Transparency

Medical Web Experts is proud to announce that Health Leaders Media, a leading source of information for healthcare executives and professionals, recognized the Southern Ohio Medical Center as having one of the top hospital websites in the country. Last year, SOMC received an Acknowledgement of Excellence in Hospital Website Transparency from The Leapfrog Group and URAC as part of their Excellence in Hospital Website Transparency Program. The program identifies “outstanding hospital websites that promote transparency of quality measures …

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Medical Web Experts Featured In athenahealth Marketplace for Medical Website Design

As a result of our more than ten years of medical website design experience and award-winning designs, Medical Web Experts has been selected to appear in the athenahealth Marketplace, which is part of athenahealth’s business development program called “More Disruption Please.” MWE is one of only three medical website design companies featured in the athenahealth Marketplace, the one-stop shop where healthcare professionals can find innovative products and services recommended by the cloud-based care coordination service provider. At Medical …

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Labs at Medical Web Experts: Providing Expert Healthcare Solutions

At Medical Web Experts we take pride in providing our clients with the most innovative, up-to-date and high-quality web solutions for their healthcare practice needs. Whether our clients are small practices, large hospitals or national healthcare organizations, we’re constantly working and researching new ways to provide them with medical web solutions best suited to their individual healthcare businesses. We discovered pretty early on, that the best way of ensuring our clients get the high-quality products they need, was …

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8 Things You Should Know About Attesting to Meaningful Use in 2014

Meaningful Use, health information exchange, patient portals, and ICD-10: these are just some of the topics on the minds of healthcare organization decision-makers as 2013 winds down and 2014 prepares to roll in. Next year could be a big turning point for the healthcare industry with its ambitious goals to improve care quality and safety, reduce care costs, ensure adequate privacy and security of personal health information, and engage patients and families in their health. For many physicians, …

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