Retail Clinics Help Manage Patient Volume

Flu shots are available during convenient hours at walk-in clinics. Photo credit: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs According to an Accenture Research study conducted this past summer, retail health clinics are set to grow 25-30 percent each year for the next three years. This means that the number of the nation’s 1,400 retail clinics could…

Telemedicine: A Way to Provide Care at All Hours

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Traditional healthcare delivery timeframes are long gone. Our 24-hour, always-on, technology-enabled culture has created a growing demand for answers to patient questions at all hours of the day or night. The resulting demands have driven a nationwide uptick in the use of HIPAA-compliant telemedicine. Patients Want Virtual Healthcare Increasingly, patients…

BYOD is Becoming the Norm in Healthcare. What Are the Organizational Impacts?

  The use of personal devices in professional healthcare settings is on the rise. Tablets, smart phones and laptops are used by at least two-thirds of medical professionals in the United States every day, according to Forrester’s Q2 2012 Forrsights Workforce Employee Survey. Bulletin Healthcare (BH), a provider of daily eNewsBriefings to 550,000 healthcare professionals…

Nurse Practicioners Share More Responsibilities Under ACA

October 22nd Nurse practitioners are becoming even more important to our health care system now that the changes introduced by the Affordable Care Act are in full swing. Today there are more nurses on the job than any other type of health care professional. Family nurse practitioners, pediatric primary care nurses and adult-gerontology nurses, among…

Join Us At The Annual MGMA Conference: San Diego Oct. 6-9th

NotifyMD’s partner, the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) is hosting their annual conference this year in San Diego October 6-9th. According to their Senior Policy Advisor, Robert Tennant, MGMA will focus their membership’s increased interest about policy and healthcare legislation.  “We have a lot of folks who are already on the technology bandwagon,” said Tenant…

HIMSS Offers Resources For HIE Adoption

The day is finally here!  Health Insurance Exchanges (HIE) have opened in states across the country. What exactly does that mean for: your practice, hospital, Integrated Delivery Systems (IDS) providers, private practitioners, physician groups, independent ambulatory practices, clinics and for health information exchange organizations and providers?   Healthcare Information Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS) the…

Telehealth: Key To Delivery Of Ample Care For ACA Patients?

Last week C-SPAN broadcast a set of sessions entitled “Health Policy Experts on the Telehealth Service Industry”.  The state of telehealth was looked at from regulatory, private, and partnership persepctives. Invaluable stuff.   Telemedicine vs Telehealth Ever wonder what the difference is between telehealth and telemedicine? According to the American Telemedicine Association:   Formally defined,…

Free Webinar: Business Associate Management Program For HIPAA

This free webinar from Clearwater Complicance (Note: no affiliation with NotifyMD – I’m just a fan of their content style and timely work) is the second in a series of complimentary webinars addressing pratice compliance with the new HIPAA Ominbus Rule by the fast-approaching September 23, 2013 deadline. In case you missed the first webinar in…

Free Webinar:Help With Final HIPAA Compliance By September 23rd

The September 23rd final HIPAA compliance deadline is quickly approaching.  As I wrote last week, it is imperative that “all healthcare providers, hospitals, health plans, other entities and businesses who provide services and share protected health information (PHI) must comply with the new rules. Those who are not in compliance by September 23rd will open…