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  • Turning appointment no-shows into revenue opportunities

    Tina Joros
    November 17, 2017

    Practices have been searching for effective ways to fill "no-show" appointments to make up for the lost revenue. But that’s not all it’s costing organizations. Read more…

  • A more proactive way to match patients to clinical trials

    Tina Joros
    October 18, 2017

    Our October App of the Month, ePatientFinder, enables providers to tap into patient data and identify chronic disease patients that may be a match for local clinical trials. Read more…

  • How to evaluate patient education strategies

    Tina Joros
    September 19, 2017

    When re-evaluating patient education, it is important to not only consider technology, such as the electronic health record (EHR), but also the quality of the educational content. Practices should ask themselves these questions. Read more…

  • Modernizing the pediatric practice for millennial parents

    Tina Joros
    March 27, 2017

    Many pediatric practices are discovering that millennial parents (those born from the early 1980s to the late 1990s) have different expectations for their children’s health care than previous generations. Practices like Raleigh Pediatrics, for example, have used tools like Phreesia to help modernize their practices with electronic patient intake and other tech-enabled services that millennial parents have come to expect. Read more…

  • What’s happening with FHIR®? 2

    Jeff Danford
    March 15, 2017

    Since we posted our beginner’s guide to Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) more than a year ago, we’ve seen a lot of change with this standard for health data exchange. Here are some of the most frequently asked questions and answers. Read more…

  • Multiple integration projects: One open API

    Tina Joros
    January 06, 2017

    New care models require health IT infrastructure that can interact with multiple solutions, devices and applications in a more streamlined, scalable and efficient way. Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) can help create a successful health IT ecosystem. NewYork-Presbyterian (NYP), a nonprofit university hospital based in New York City, started using open APIs to achieve interoperability in 2014. Read more…

  • Top 10 client stories of 2016

    Ann Marie Beasley
    December 22, 2016

    Our clients are making a difference every day achieving success in delivering smarter health care. Their stories inspire us and, judging by blog readership, they inspire our readers too. Each year, we round up the most-shared, most-read client stories on the blog—prime examples of healthcare leaders achieving the vision of creating open and connected communities. Here are the top ten for 2016. Read more…

  • Clinical photography bridges technology gap in health care

    Tina Joros
    November 16, 2016

    Sometimes the best way to capture information is with a picture. Photographs can help clinicians diagnose conditions and monitor progress, especially in specialties such as plastic surgery, dermatology, burn care, wound care and vein care. Clinical photography can be helpful in these cases. However, due to the technical skill needed to capture accurate, repeatable photographs, these pictures rarely provide comparable, measurable (read “quality”) data for providers. Read more…

  • Redefining the paradigm for health IT interfaces

    Erik Kins
    September 30, 2016

    Electronic health records (EHRs) are the backbone of health IT infrastructure, but they can’t be all things to all people. For truly connected communities of health, EHRs must talk with other applications and solutions. Integrating separate technologies has not always been easy. Traditionally, these projects require committee meetings and complicated interfaces that can take months, or even years, to complete. Read more…

  • Briefing Congress on health IT innovation

    Paul Black
    September 16, 2016

    This week I testified before the United States House of Representatives. It was an honor to represent the healthcare IT industry and share how innovations are driving efficiencies and improvements. Here are excerpts from that testimony: Despite some bumps in the road, as can be expected in times of change, there have been huge leaps forward in our industry in recent years that never would have happened had Congress not provided the impetus for ubiquitous adoption of electronic health records (EHRs). Read more…

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