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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.

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.

Juggling Quality of Care and Compliance: How to Leverage Data to Optimize Results

Juggling Quality of Care and Compliance: How to Leverage Data to Optimize Results

What is compliance and why it’s important in Healthcare?

It is a way for healthcare organizations to prove that their patients are their number one priority. By proving the quality of compliance, organizations can prove that year over year their quality in care is constantly improving. By being able to prove compliance is important within an organization, there is a direct correlation to better patient satisfaction, more patients, better opportunities for successful outreach, and staying in business.

Let your MIPS Flow into Your EMR

Let your MIPS Flow into Your EMR

The Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) has been in place for over 4 months now. It consolidated and improved Meaningful Use, PQRS, and VBPM and added some new Improvement Activities to your to-do list. By all accounts, it's a better system that will hopefully improve the healthcare we receive across the nation. But that doesn’t mean it hasn’t been a lot of work!

Clinical Data Capture – “Necessary Data Only”

Clinical Data Capture – “Necessary Data Only”

Googling the phrase “Clinical Data Capture” leads to an entire page of results dedicated to “Electronic Data Capture” for clinical trials.  There is a vast number of articles and vendors that suggest they cover the existing challenges, technologies and innovations happening this area. But is this really true?

Media Tab Mayhem

Media Tab Mayhem

Do your clinicians have trouble finding relevant patient documents, whether it be on paper or in some digital library?  If so, they could be fighting with Media Mayhem or Media Tab Mayhem. 

Everyone is Relying on Everyone Else's Data

Everyone is Relying on Everyone Else's Data

Next week, the UNOS Transplant Management Forum takes place in Orlando. It is a remarkable environment, where administrators and other transplant leaders come together to discuss ideas, share their expertise and thoughts on best practices.

The Three Bears and Healthcare Data

The Three Bears and Healthcare Data

Many of you know the fairly tale tilted, "Goldilocks and the Three Bears." Upon entering the home of the Three Bears, Goldilocks sits in their chairs, eats their porridge, and falls asleep in their beds. Upon sampling each of the Bear's chairs, porridge, and beds she exclaims that one is too much, the other is not enough, but the last option is just right. What does this fairy tale have to do with Healthcare data and performing one's job, you may ask?

Do You Even Document Handler, Bro?

Do You Even Document Handler, Bro?

Most people don’t realize how heavily some industries rely on faxes. But to those of us in the know, it’s becoming cliché to mention how relevant faxing still is. With non-relenting fax volumes comes the need for businesses to hire people who can manage incoming documents. Document handling is an intense job that requires an immense amount of focus and attention to detail. 

Innovation in Transplant – You’ve come a long way baby!

Innovation in Transplant – You’ve come a long way baby!

Earlier this month, Dr. Thomas Starzl, the father of organ transplantation, died at the age of 90. In reading an article about all that he did to ultimately discover what was needed to successfully transplant organs, one cannot help but to be awed by the uncertainty and risk that he needed to “work around” in order to make progress. 

If you're going to Phoenix, remember to pack your labs

If you're going to Phoenix, remember to pack your labs

So, you're thinking of migrating to Epic's solid organ transplant module Phoenix? Or did you recently switch? The Phoenix product has come a long way since its initial release around 10 years ago. It is a great way to effectively manage your transplant population within the fully-integrated Epic suite of products. I helped to support the first 40 or so Phoenix go-lives during my Epic tenure and take great pride in the application.

How to Solve One Precision Medicine Obstacle

How to Solve One Precision Medicine Obstacle

The move towards precision medicine is gaining more traction though the project faces limitations. One area that we can anticipate will be influenced by precision medicine programs as healthcare IT technologies continue to spread in the healthcare market is in EMR/EHR solution integration and functionality.

The Value of Closing the Loop with CPOE

The Value of Closing the Loop with CPOE

If you are in healthcare, then you likely know what CPOE is.  In case the acronym is not familiar to you, computerized physician order entry (CPOE) is a process of electronic entry of medical practitioner instructions for the treatment of patients (particularly hospitalized patients) under his or her care.

Big Data in Oncology

Big Data in Oncology

Big Data and cancer has been a hot topic for a few years and for good reason. Effectively diagnosing and treating patients as efficiently as possible could be a matter of life and death. Ensuring accurate data is accessible is a critical piece in cancer care...

How to Optimize Epic EMR Workflows and External Lab Entry

How to Optimize Epic EMR Workflows and External Lab Entry

As you likely know by now, Extract’s document handling platform can save your users time, improve accuracy, increase EMR adoption, and improve patient care. But what you may not know, is that with a few tweaks of your EMR build and workflows, Extract’s data extraction software can become even more efficient and effective.