Electronic records have changed the way those in the healthcare industry have shared information—from physician to physician, or with necessary third parties. But because of how quickly the shift to electronic records is mandated to happen, there are a lot of questions being asked about the records themselves—specifically, who owns them? Continue reading Who Owns Patient Records?
Some analysts believe 2016 will be a hard year for physicians and cash flow. Because of the many changes to Medicare and the Affordable Care Act, many patients may not be able to afford the care they want. Instead, they’ll opt for lower cost care—or worse, no care at all. Continue reading Physicians Face Financial Challenges in 2016
Fitbits are all the rage. Or at least, they were. But in 2016, smartwatches are set to outsell fitness trackers and other health wearables. Continue reading Sales Shifting in Wearable Healthtech
A hospital’s accounts receivable department can be one of the busiest—and burdened—areas in your hospital. Many hospitals have made the choice to remove some of that burden and bring in a partner to help them manage the self-pay portion, allowing their A/R employees to focus on dealing with insurance companies. Continue reading 3 Tips for Managing a Self-Pay Partner
The bane of most medical practices—and businesses in general—is wasted time. While we may not expect everyone on the clock to be 100% efficient every minute of the day, various small things can get in the way of getting the job done. When we add those small things together, it can result in a lot of wasted time, which means wasted money. Continue reading Workflow and Your Practice
A hospital is much more than doctors and nurses. The support staff that works behind them—running numbers, ensuring the hospital is kept clean, collecting payments—are also a valuable part of a hospital, albeit perhaps not the ones that come to mind first.
Continue reading Why Hospitals Shouldn’t Hire Their Own Back Office Staff
For nearly 20 years, HIPAA has existed to keep patient information safe. But as we move further and further into a technologically driven world, the simple rules of HIPAA may not be enough to keep patients’ medical records and data safe. In a 2014 survey, 90% of medical institutions reported a data breach, with some reporting as many as five separate data breaches. Continue reading Your Hospital’s Data Security
Millennials—the often-maligned generation born between the early 1980s and early 2000s—are beginning to shape medicine. As they do, new technology is becoming increasingly prevalent in medical interactions. Continue reading How Are Millennials Shaping Medicine?