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Nextech Blog

Industry Reactions to MACRA & Meaningful Use Announcement

Last week, the Department of Health and Human Services announced a major change was coming to the healthcare IT industry - the MACRA proposed rule would end Meaningful Use, as it's conducted today,...

MACRA Proposed Rule Will Replace Meaningful Use for Eligible Providers

In January, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Acting Administrator Andy Slavitt announced that Meaningful Use "as it has existed would be effectively over and replaced with something...

Bill in Congress Aims to Revise Meaningful Use Reporting Period

ICD-10: Preview the Newly Proposed Codes

ICD-10 may be only six months old in the United States, but new codes have already been proposed for October 1, 2016. Previously, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) had placed a...

Report: 39 Percent of Data Breaches in 2015 were in Healthcare

Data breaches are becoming an all too common occurrence in today's society. That could be quite an understatement for the healthcare industry, according to one report. An Internet Security Threat...

The Ransomware Explosion is Hitting Healthcare Hard, Part 2

Ransomware is becoming more common and the healthcare industry has recently been a favorite target of hackers. With five ransomware attacks on healthcare organizations in the last month, healthcare...

We'd Like to Apologize

We’d like to apologize for an advertisement that ran in the print April issue of Glaucoma Today. This advertisement erroneously claimed that we were rated the #1 EMR for Glaucoma Specialists by Black...

The Ransomware Explosion is Hitting Healthcare Hard, Part 1

This has been a crazy month for ransomware attacks and, unfortunately, the vast majority of them have been focused on healthcare facilities and providers. In fact, no less than five healthcare...

3 Tips for Surviving the CMS Payment Reductions

CMS reimbursement cuts to ophthalmology have some industry experts predicting big changes to practice patterns, from fewer residents entering the specialty to fewer surgeons entering the operating...

Study: Telemedicine improves patient engagement, convenience

In a study conducted by REACH Health, nearly 400 healthcare executives, physicians, nurses and other professionals gave their feedback regarding the impact of telemedicine in their own practices. ...