November 27, 2015

Raintree Systems Advances PT and OT Delivery-of-Care With a Telemedicine EMR Solution

Raintree Systems and SnapMD have announced the development of an integrated telehealth software solution to give healthcare providers a new and efficient way to interact and provide care to their patients. Raintree Systems is the first EMR software to incorporate a telehealth solution directly into an EMR & PM software in order to facilitate deeper and timelier patient/provider interaction. This new solution will revolutionize how physical therapist deliver care and interact with their … [Read more...]

CareCloud’s Practice Profitability Index of 5,000 Physicians Shows Improving Financial Outlooks Amid Ongoing Industry Challenges

CareCloud has announced the results of its annual Practice Profitability Index (PPI), one of the largest national efforts to study the operational health and profitability outlooks of U.S. medical practices. Leading the findings in the 2015 study is a mild upswing in projections for profitability among the more than 5,000 physicians surveyed. While physicians expecting a downward profitability trend in the coming year still outnumber those with positive perspectives--31% versus 24%--the … [Read more...]

Hypori to Exhibit First HIPAA-Compliant, Mobile Thin Client at mHealth Summit

Hypori is exhibiting the first HIPAA-compliant, mobile thin client at the mHealth summit in Washington D.C., Booth 917 at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center. Hypori's mobile-first thin client solution provides secure remote access to sensitive data from any mobile devices. The Virtual Mobile Infrastructure (VMI) based approach ensures HIPAA data stays secure on the server just like VDI, with no electronic health record (EHR) apps or data at rest. Hypori's VMI platform, … [Read more...]

Incorporating Video into Medical Consultations Improves Patient Preparedness and Satisfaction

Ensuring patients understand medical treatments is an age-old challenge for physicians everywhere. Studies show that patients will forget up to 80 percent of what their physician tells them.([1]) The American Academy of Ophthalmology is helping eye physicians and surgeons overcome this challenge with new multimedia tools. It will debut 40 new patient education videos at AAO 2015. The Academy's 119th annual meeting takes place next week in Las Vegas. Physicians use patient education materials … [Read more...]

CMS Finalizes 2016 Medicare Payment Rules for Physicians, Hospitals & Other Providers

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued final rules this week detailing how the agency will pay for services provided to beneficiaries in Medicare by physicians and other health care professionals in 2016 that reflects the administration’s commitment to quality, value, and patient-centered care. Payment rules for the 2016 calendar year for End-Stage Renal Disease Prospective Payment System, the Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System, Home Health Prospective Payment … [Read more...]

drchrono Shares Statistics on Healthcare Providers Converting from ICD-9 to ICD-10 On its Platform

drchrono has announced new data on the number of medical professionals using its platform who have already successfully completed the conversion from ICD-9 to ICD-10 less than a month after the October first deadline. The drchrono team did an analysis of how successful the transition from ICD-9 to ICD-10 has been on its own platform.  An overwhelming 99% of medical claims sent over the drchrono platform since October 1, 2015 were sent using ICD-10 codes. The drchrono platform has submitted … [Read more...]

Emerson Hospital Deploys MedAptus to Improve Charge Capture, Management Processes

MedAptus has announced that Emerson Hospital has selected the company's Pro Charge Capture technology for its inpatient medicine, pediatrics and behavioral health providers.  These clinical end-users utilize the Pro solution while on rounds at both Emerson and Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospitals; the software is accessed via web-enabled workstations and mobile devices. Emerson Hospital is a full-service, regional medical center headquartered in Concord Massachusetts. They provide advanced … [Read more...]

OneContent Achieves Certification with PaperStream IP Image Enhancement Solution

Fujitsu has announced that McKesson, a healthcare services and information technology company, is the latest independent vendor to certify its software with the Fujitsu PaperStream IP TWAIN and ISIS image enhancement technology. The certification of McKesson's healthcare content management tool, OneContent(TM), with PaperStream IP further expands the capabilities of the Fujitsu high-performance fi Series document imaging scanner line and the flexibility of OneContent. In combination with the … [Read more...]

AHIMA Receives Award for Online Coding Courses

The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) is being recognized for its revised online Coding Basics program with a 2015 HCM Brandon Hall Excellence Gold Award. As a leading source of knowledge about health information management, AHIMA identified a need to update its Coding Basics program to support coder workforce development after the transition to ICD-10, a new coding system that was implemented nationwide in October. AHIMA worked with Pearson Higher Education to create … [Read more...]

Practice Fusion Shares ICD-10 Switch Results

Practice Fusion shared some details on the success of its ICD-10 switch with community medicine practices across the U.S. The platform officially moved to the new medical billing protocol on October 1, becoming the largest ICD-10 equipped healthcare community in the U.S. overnight. They've seen community healthcare professionals chart one million patient visits with the ICD-10 system in place over the past week. The most used ICD-10 codes on the Practice Fusion platform so far have been … [Read more...]