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Nextech Blog

Guidance on PPP Loan Forgiveness: The Highlights

In the chaotic initial weeks of the COVID-19 pandemic, millions of small businesses (including many specialty practices) in the U.S. found themselves forced to close their doors. To retain staff and...

Assessing Your Practice’s Financial Health

The arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic earlier this year disrupted the American healthcare industry as few events before ever have. Practices were forced to close and elective procedures were...

Top 5 Patient Engagement Solutions

In a recent article on this blog, we discussed the current and ongoing patient engagement boom. According to a report from Data Bridge Market Research, the patient engagement solutions market is...

HHS Releases Final Health IT Strategic Plan For 2020-2025

On October 30, 2020, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced the publication of its final 2020-2025 Federal Health IT Strategic Plan. Developed by the HHS ONC in...

The Patient Engagement Boom

According to a report from Grandview research, the market for patient engagement solutions is expected to grow by 4x between now and 2026, reaching $56.92 billion USD. Patient engagement has become...

Improving Patient Communication Using Business Messaging Tools

Effective communication is a key component to the successful delivery of care. Without it, care quality is impaired. Since communication in a practice is essential to facilitating care delivery,...

Top 10 ICD-10 Codes for Horror Movie Survivors

Halloween is upon us once again, little gremlins. This year’s Halloween was supposed to be legendary. It’s on a Saturday… on a full moon (a rare blue moon, to be exact)... and marks the end of...

Provider Responsibilities Under the Information Blocking Requirements

UPDATE: This blog has been edited from its original version to reflect new changes to the CMS timeline for these requirements. The upcoming Information Blocking deadline (November 2, 2020) is drawing...

Top 5 Cybersecurity Threats Healthcare Pros Need Training On

In case you weren’t aware, October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. For those in the healthcare industry, unfortunately, cybersecurity awareness is something many are still lacking....

Ryuk: The “Death God” of Ransomware is Back… and Coming After Healthcare

Ransomware attacks are back at it… again. It almost seems like there’s just something about this time of year that always has the ransomware trolls coming out of the woodwork. According to a new...