Beyond Extraction and Classification

Beyond Extraction and Classification

There's a reason for automated workflows. Document classification is a lot faster and more accurate than having your staff manually enter and scan documents. Read this blog to find out how you can improve your workflows.

Stop Reviewing All Your Faxes!

Stop Reviewing All Your Faxes!

Do you have to review all incoming faxes your organization receives? Are you looking for a way to increase your productivity? Look no further. Read on to learn how you can save time by not having to review each fax manually.

MACRA Rule Changes for 2018 Data

MACRA Rule Changes for 2018 Data

In the beginning of November, the CMS (The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services) finalized their MACRA rules for reporting on data in 2018. The changes to these rules are affecting healthcare organizations across the nation as they are scrambling to get prepared. With less than 60 days til the first of 2018, healthcare clinics and practices are ensuring they have what they need for accurate reporting measurements.

The centralized faxing/scanning conundrum

The centralized faxing/scanning conundrum

The centralized vs. de-centralized faxing conundrum seems to be a topic with every healthcare organization we encounter.

In theory, centralizing your incoming documents seems like a grand idea. You have a core group of people who do things consistently, know the documents and are managed by a single department.

How to Help Your Clinicians Find What They Need in the EMR

How to Help Your Clinicians Find What They Need in the EMR

I’m not an “EMR historian”, but my general understanding is that the EMR has and continues to evolve. When it first came to be, the EMR was an electronic replacement of the paper record.

What’s So New About CHR?

What’s So New About CHR?

The leading voices in healthcare are talking about the next big thing on the horizon. That would be CHR (Comprehensive Health Record). But what about the unfinished business that still exists for healthcare records? How do you incorporate the data from incoming external documents that bog down clinics and hospitals? This data comes from faxes, paper, and scanning workflows.

Making Your ‘EHR' More ‘E’

Making Your ‘EHR' More ‘E’

For many years, healthcare organizations all over the country have been transitioning from paper charts to electronic health records. From large hospitals to small clinics, almost everyone has adopted an EHR system to manage the care of their patient population. The shift to an electronic record comes with a number of benefits: increased speed of diagnosis, easier collaboration among care teams, better trending of vitals and test results. One big misconception of this transition is that paper charts and documents are a thing of the past and are no longer a concern.

CMS Innovations: Improvement or Same old, Same old?

CMS Innovations: Improvement or Same old, Same old?

On Wednesday, September 20, the CMS published an RFI requesting feedback "on a new direction to promote patient-centered care and test market-driven reforms that empower beneficiaries as consumers, provide price transparency, increase choices and competition to drive quality, reduce costs, and improve outcomes." Wait. That sounds very familiar, doesn't it? Isn't this what the Affordable Care Act, Meaningful Use, PQRS, MIPS, and a number of other initiatives have tried (or are still trying) to accomplish?

AHIMA Brings Fresh Healthcare Innovation

AHIMA Brings Fresh Healthcare Innovation

The 2017 AHIMA Convention and Exhibit came and went last week. The diverse crowd of junior and senior members of the HIM community coming together is inspiring to see. Spending time sharing ideas and best practices and as the slogan goes, “to inspire, innovate, and lead!”

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.