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Nextech Blog

Compliance News: Upcoming PQRS Deadlines, MACRA Comment Period Ends

Compliance never sleeps, especially if you're a specialty physician and important dates are upcoming that you need to be aware of in your practice. Whether you're a dermatologist, ophthalmologist or...

Veterans Affairs Performed 750,000 Patient Visits via Telemedicine in 2015

All 50 states may not be on board the telemedicine train as of now, but don't count the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs among the detractors.  According to a report from Politico, the VA's Chief...

Patient Engagement: Crossing the Generational Divide

Results from Medscape Education’s two-year study on generational factors and their impact on patient engagement reveals that providers need to help equip patients across generations with the skill...

ICD-10: Survey Finds More Than 67 Percent of Practices Saw Decrease in Coding Productivity

The ICD-10 transition last October brought much stress to the healthcare community. With more than 144,000 codes and so much to learn, providers wondered how it would impact their practices,...

3 Easy Ways to Boost Your Practice's Online Presence

 For specialty providers, especially those practices who rely on referrals from other doctors, maintaining an online presence may not be at the top of the priority list. But just like any other...

Telemedicine Causing Controversy in Some U.S. States

Virtual health care - or telemedicine - seems to be a natural step in the expansion of the Healthcare IT industry. The growth of technology in medicine has evolved into a greater interest in...

Buying an EMR? New website provides transparent certified Health IT product information

There are many aspects within healthcare technology that the government wants to improve - interoperability, compliance and others. But did you consider transparency to be among that group? The...

Electronic Medical Records of NFL Players Stolen From Trainer's Car

Not even the NFL is safe from the recent rise in stolen healthcare data. According to a report from Deadspin, a laptop belonging to an athletic trainer for the Washington Redskins was stolen out of...

4 Elements Every Plastic Surgery Practice Management Software Should Have

If you're a plastic surgeon or work in a plastic surgery office, the importance of implementing the right practice management software is crucial to the success of the clinic.  With a proper practice...

CHIME Creates Center to Combat Growing Cybersecurity Threat in Healthcare

Visit any healtchare IT blog today and it's likely you'll see a barrage of articles pertaining to cybersecurity - and for good reason. The healthcare industry has been especially vulnerable to...