Is Your Doctor Too Busy For You?

Is Your Doctor Too Busy For You?

Are your doctor visits too short?

Do you find yourself waiting at the doctor’s office forever for your appointment?

I have enough time to catch up on my emails and page through several magazines before the nurse comes to get me.

Extract and the Chinese Parable

Extract and the Chinese Parable

There is a Chinese parable about the farmer who had a horse. One day, the horse ran off. That was bad. A couple days later, the horse came back and brought with it three wild horses. That was good.

Top 5 Telemedicine Solutions Bringing Patients and Doctors Closer to Each Other.

Top 5 Telemedicine Solutions Bringing Patients and Doctors Closer to Each Other.

Patients feel that they aren’t getting quality care from their physicians. They are being incorrectly diagnosed because they simply aren’t getting more than 15-minutes with their physicians. Their questions aren’t being answered, but instead being directed towards nurses. Patients are feeling more and more like Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz, on a journey to the Emerald City to find the Wizard and ask the for help.

Your care is only as good as your EMR/EHR allows you to be

Your care is only as good as your EMR/EHR allows you to be

Physician burnout is at an extremely high rate. Doctors and nurses everywhere are expected to keep up with management changes, new hospital mandates, technology in procedures, all the while keeping their clinical care first-class. I’ve read countless articles about predictions that the burnout rate will rise

Integrating with Epic

Integrating with Epic

Epic is located in Madison and so are we.

Because our headquarters are in Madison, WI and many of our valuable customers are also Epic clients, we cannot help but notice when Epic has one of its major user events (UGM and XGM). Known by the “outside world” mostly for their fun and wild themes, and enjoyed by the non-invited at the “after parties” throughout the city, they are famous for filling up all the hotels and bringing a bit of chaos to our incredible city.

Extract is on your critical path toward HIMSS Stage 7

Extract is on your critical path toward HIMSS Stage 7

Recent conversations with HIM folks have lead me to take a closer look at the requirements for Stage 7.  We want to be on the critical path helping to achieve the highest healthcare standards and as it turns out, we are on that path.

Extract Systems Platform - Orders Matching Module

Extract Systems Platform - Orders Matching Module

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We are looking at a typical lab result document. In this lab document, what is needed here is a medical record number or MRN, which you can see the missing number here. And, we need a list of orders.

Extract Systems Platform Release, Version 10.6 Features

If you’ve been following Ellen Bzomowski’s blog “The Benefits of an Enterprise-wide Fax/Scan Handling Solution in Healthcare”, you may not be surprised to hear our just-released version 10.6 adds features to streamline enterprise-wide deployments.

If you haven't read the blog, read Part One, Part Two and Part Three.

There’s a lot of technological mumbo-jumbo behind these features, but what you really need to know is this:

The Extract Systems platform can now easily be deployed for use across a wide-range of departments and clinics using a single server installation and database.

Each department or clinic can use their own custom workflow that acts independently from all the others, while their documents and data are maintained as part of a larger Extract Systems ecosystem. This makes administrative tasks such as spinning up new departments a snap, and makes available comprehensive data for tracking, reporting and analysis of scans and faxes from across the entire organization.

That is just one of the many new features and enhancements in version 10.6. Several others play into successful enterprise-wide deployments in the healthcare space, but version 10.6 has benefits for virtually everyone including:

  •  A RESTful web API to allow much easier integrations with third party document management systems or processes.
  • Enhancements to our engine and its machine learning capabilities to enable more accurate results in a wider range of situations.
  • Improved accuracy reporting by allowing capture statistics to be broken down in virtually any imaginable way and allowing better customization of the results format.
  • Improved scalability of our engine; while we have long been able to use multiple CPU cores to process multiple documents, 10.6 allows multiple CPU cores to be devoted to processing a single document faster. This is particularly useful in reducing the time it takes to process a large document.
  • Automatic rotation of document pages that were scanned sideways or upside down. Among other things, this ensures documents routed into a document management system or EMR are more readily consumed when needed.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: STEVE KURTH

Steve Kurth is the Software Development Manager at Extract. With 15 years of experience, Steve is an expert in the design, development and testing of primarily Windows-based enterprise software. Steve is always eager to find creative software solutions for complex customer requests.

The Benefits of an Enterprise-wide Fax/Scan Handling Solution in Healthcare - Part Three

The Benefits of an Enterprise-wide Fax/Scan Handling Solution in Healthcare - Part Three

The benefits of an Enterprise-wide fax/scan handling solution in healthcare is part three of a series. If you haven't read Part One and Part Two, read them now! While the benefits listed in our previous posts of this series can increase efficiency, a truly good enterprise fax and scanned document handling solution is one that can automate as much of the process as possible. 

The Benefits of an Enterprise-wide Fax/Scan Handling Solution in Healthcare - Part Two

The Benefits of an Enterprise-wide Fax/Scan Handling Solution in Healthcare - Part Two

Leveraging Existing Investments

Your organization has likely invested in an EMR (electronic medical record), possibly a document management system (DMS) and likely in a security infrastructure that defines who has access to which areas of your network

The Benefits of an Enterprise-wide Fax/Scan Handling Solution in Healthcare-Part One

The Benefits of an Enterprise-wide Fax/Scan Handling Solution in Healthcare-Part One

Healthcare continues to be overwhelmed with incoming faxes and scanned documents. It burdens administrative staff and clinicians alike.

Simplifying Your MIPS Reporting Management

Simplifying Your MIPS Reporting Management

Under MACRA, the MIPS program went into effect at the beginning of this year.  Many practices and institutions are deciding which measures they will report on and setting up the infrastructure to provide those reports.

Climbing the Paper Mountain

Climbing the Paper Mountain

Do you ever find yourself asking "how could we still be processing so much paper and faxes in the year 2017?" Sometimes, it can feel like there are mountains of paper that need to be climbed and processed with no summit in sight. There are EMR's, Care Everywhere, FHIR, HIE's, reference lab interfaces, and hundreds of other ways to exchange information electronically. But here we are…still seeing hundreds or even thousands of actual faxes per day in clinics and HIM departments.

Cyberattacks happen in your Healthcare databases too.

Cyberattacks happen in your Healthcare databases too.

DON'T CLICK THAT LINK. 

It seems that every day you’re hearing of a new cyber-attack to hit a large company. These cyber-attacks are happening frequently in healthcare databases too, resulting in your information being held in a ransomware’s data encryption. This malware will prevent organizations from being able to enter specific parts of their system. The ransomware typically works one of two ways. It either works to prevent you from accessing important data or encrypts it entirely, jeopardizing your data security. How do you then get your data back? Fork over your wallet… and that’s not even a guarantee that you will see your data again.

Why You Should Value Caring About Value-Based Care

Why You Should Value Caring About Value-Based Care

For years, healthcare’s financial incentive framework has been based on a fee-for-service model. This means that providers and hospitals are paid based on the number of healthcare services they provide. A higher volume of tests or procedures results in greater payments to the entities that provide them. The seemingly important element that is left out of this equation is whether the patient, who is being subjected to these tests and procedures, is experiencing improved health.

An Introduction to Machine Learning

An Introduction to Machine Learning

I can guarantee that anybody reading this blog uses machine learning dozens of times each day without even realizing it. When you perform a web, search using Google or Bing, for instance, the search engine works so well because their software has figured out how to predict searches and rank pages for you.