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Author Archives: Larry Hodge

Overcoming Healthcare IT Staffing Challenges

Plenty of benefits exist when healthcare organizations use robust EHR systems and other modern software applications. HealthIT.gov list these benefits for EHR applications: More effective diagnoses Reduction in medical errors Improved communication Enhanced convenience Comprehensive, legible documentation Streamlined coding and billing Improved security Reduced paperwork Lowered testing duplication According to a September 2021 Gartner, Inc. […]

Choosing the Right EHR Vendor For Your Organization

Electronic health record (EHR) systems come with plenty of benefits for the healthcare organization that’s using this technology. EHR applications allow them to share and receive crucial information across healthcare organizations, which facilitates their ability to provide safe, high-quality, well-coordinated patient care. EHR systems allow medical professionals to make more effective diagnoses, reducing errors. Communication […]

Optimizing Your Healthcare Organization’s Data Management

Secure, effective data management in your electronic health records (EHR) system and other technologies is crucial to protect your patients and your organization. EHR applications with clean, secure, relevant data allow your facilities to streamline patient care in cost effective ways while protecting data privacy. Employees at healthcare facilities can seamlessly enter patient information into […]

EHR Data Analytics Real-World Impact on Patient Outcomes

At the highest level, electronic health record (EHR) systems are used to input massive amounts of data; refer to data points, as needed; and analyze outputs through reporting. An EHR consists of raw data for each patient with even small practices and healthcare facilities having large amounts of data to manage. Well-implemented EHR applications allow […]

How Blockchain Technology Could Impact Healthcare

Healthcare systems are beginning to use blockchain technologies in transformative ways as organizations confidentially exchange patient data, identify errors in medical records, and otherwise improve and enhance security and performance. Hospitals and other healthcare organizations can also analyze medical records more effectively, glean critical insights, and much more. This technology also helps to prevent deceptive […]

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in the Healthcare Industry

Artificial intelligence (AI) will become increasingly more integrated into healthcare technology, according to the Future Healthcare Journal. This is because of the growing complexity and amount of medical data that needs to be managed. Applications of this technology in healthcare currently include diagnostic and treatment-related activities; administrative actions; patient engagement; and more. This post explores […]

A Look Into EMR Cyber Security Issues (InfoSec vs. Ease of Access)

“EMR/EHRs are valuable to cyber attackers because of the Protected Health Information (PHI) it contains and the profit they can make on the dark web or black market. These 18 identifiers provide criminals with more information than any other breached records.” (U.S. Health and Human Services: Electronic Medical Records, 2/1/722) According to this report, healthcare […]

How Telehealth Has Changed During the COVID Pandemic and Its Impact on EHR Use

According to a December 2021 report from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), “massive increases” in telehealth occurred during the COVID-19 pandemic: an astonishing 63-fold increase. This report, which focuses on Medicare-related usage, shares how telehealth allowed people to receive health care services during an extremely challenging time. An HHS representative compared […]

How to Get Epic Certified

Epic is a leading electronic health record (EHR) system, and plenty of benefits exist when you become certified. Some professionals seek certification because they work in a healthcare environment that uses this robust application while others want to offer Epic consulting services. No matter why you’re interested in becoming certified in Epic, it’s a valuable […]

Innovative New Epic Modules: Cheers, Garden Plot, and Best Care for My Patient

A sign of a quality EHR application is that the company refuses to rest on its laurels—and that perfectly describes Epic Systems. They’ve recently launched two new modules and are at the pre-launch stage of a third one, so we thought we’d share insights into all three of them for your healthcare organization. Epic Cheers […]