Basics of Implementing a Patient Portal

Basics of Implementing a Patient Portal According to a Medical Economics article on patient portals, patients today receive care from other sources in addition to their primary care physician, such as an urgent care center or a practice that focuses on a particular form of care such as a cancer center or a pain management […]

Increase Practice Efficiency and Profitability

Increase Practice Efficiency and Profitability The shift to value-based care has impacted how practices operate and how they treat their patients. Medical Economics states, “For providers, the challenge is two-fold: They must focus on keeping their current patient base happy while also working to attract new patients to ensure profitability.” This task can be difficult […]

Combating Physician Burnout with Efficient Technology

Combating Physician Burnout with Efficient Technology There is a silent epidemic which is slowly spreading its way through the medical community – physician burnout.  Today’s doctors combat stress from every imaginable angle. They need to carry a heavy patient load to cover their overheads costs, pay steep malpractice insurance premiums, and still make a profit. […]

Take Control of Your Finances with AC Practice Management

Take Control of Your Finances with AC Practice Management Running a practice is time-consuming and requires you to juggle many tasks, from managing patients to working unpaid claims. But, are your financial practices efficient for streamlined day-to-day operations? Disorganized and bogged down systems can result in unpaid claims, decreased productivity among staff and unhappy patients.  […]

AI and Healthcare: Where We Are and Where We’re Headed

AI and Healthcare: Where We Are and Where We’re Headed AI has insinuated its way into the healthcare industry, perhaps without realizing it as well. In fact, Health IT Analytics predicted that “Artificial intelligence is poised to become a transformational force in healthcare,” affecting both providers and patients in profound ways. Everything from radiology, surgery […]

Chart Better with Electronic Health Records

Chart Better with Electronic Health Records The Case for Electronic Health Records While it does require a concentrated effort on the part of the entire practice team to successfully implement an Electronic Health Record (EHR) system, many practices have already done so and are happy with the results. Some were not happy with the system […]

Adapting to Value-Based Care as a Small Practice

Adapting to Value-Based Care as a Small Practice With the transition to value-based care, independent practices are struggling to keep up with the change and avoid being absorbed by hospitals and larger networks. Physicians Practice cites “declining reimbursement rates, intense regulations, greater administrative demands, increasing compliance costs and changing payment models” as the primary stressors […]

Why Outsourced Billing Might be the Best Choice for Your Practice

Why Outsourced Billing Might be the Best Choice for Your Practice  If you try to manage billing on an in-house basis, chances are you run up against most of these obstacles on a daily basis: It takes a good deal of time and effort to train someone to handle the billing tasks properly. When your […]

Make the Switch and Eliminate Your EHR Inefficiencies

Make the Switch and Eliminate Your EHR Inefficiencies Electronic health records were created to improve efficiency within practices, allowing physicians to easily access patient data within a few clicks. They were seen as a useful tool to allow the physician to spend less time charting and more time focusing on the patient. Unfortunately, many popular […]