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Care Connectivity Consortium to Demonstrate Feasibility of Cross-Country Data Exchange

A new Care Connectivity Consortium (CCC) has been formed to consider the feasibility of cross-country health information exchange and to implement “interoperability tools” by the end of next year. The consortium includes five large integrated delivery systems, all of which are pioneers of EHR technology, including Geisinger Health System, Danville, Group Health Cooperative (GHC), Intermountain

MTBC Offers Meaningful Use Coaches to Guide You to Your Bonus

Under the HITECH Act, the government is offering incentive bonuses of up to $44,000 to healthcare providers who “meaningfully use” EHR technology.  They have gone to great lengths to define the concept of “meaningful use” and have created numerous requirements for physicians to meet in order to be considered “meaningful users”. However, for the average

Even More Functionality Offers by MTBC iRx

Now even more functionality offers by MTBC iRx . MTBC iRx—our Apple® approved e-prescribing application for the iPhoneTM, iPod TouchTM, and iPadTM—allows you to prescribe medications quickly and easily, from wherever you might be. MTBC iRx is simple and intuitive. Learn in minutes how you can use the app to search for patients, view prescription

AMA to Start a Campaign against Administrative Waste

The American Medical Association seeks assistance from the business community in order to reduce administrative waste, a major issue of the healthcare industry.  According to the AMA, a lack of standardization of industry processes is the root cause of a loss of $200 billion every year. Healthcare administrative tasks are complex, redundant and incredibly costly

Patients Realize Enhanced Care through EHR

A recent survey conducted by GfK Roper found that the percentage of healthcare providers reported by patients to be using electronic health records (EHR) has not measurably increased from 2010 to 2011.  In fact, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) reports that, although there was increased adoption of EHRs, an estimated 90% of physicians are

Networking Solution to Link Healthcare Providers

A physician’s social network has been launched by Doximity, a new health technology company, which can connect healthcare providers via their iPhones, Android devices or computers and enable them to work together in order to provide better healthcare to patients. Aimed at alleviating the communication barriers between healthcare providers, which are the base causes of

Growing Market for Telehealth Technology

Remote patient monitoring, also known as telehealth, is the new growing trend in the healthcare industry. The demand for technology is on the rise and a major shift in healthcare delivery methods—from a hospital centric approach to a patient centric approach—is occurring by the advent of low-energy Bluetooth, near-field communication (NFC), secure data management and

WARNING: You can be penalized for failing to e-prescribe NOW! (Part 2)

According to the Department of Health and Human Services, providers who do not successfully e-prescribe during the first two quarters of 2011 will forfeit 1% of their Medicare allowed charges in 2012 and 2013. As a leading national provider of medical billing, practice management and EHR solutions, we strive to help our clients maximize their

Top Trends of 2011 for New Care Models

Healthcare trends are changing in the year 2011 as providers are moving towards new care delivery models. These trends (outlined below) are predicted to have an enduring impact on the healthcare industry. In many instances, new care delivery models will affect insurance membership.  Those who are unemployed will increasingly take advantage of the COBRA plan,

Top Financial Mistakes Made by Healthcare Providers

An efficient and effective revenue cycle is integral to running any successful medical practice.  Timely payment from insurers and patients is essential for practices to maximize their collections. The financial impact of a mismanaged revenue cycle is massive as it spreads out over a large volume of claims.  There are some common, and easily avoidable,