The latest news and information regarding electronic medical records, practice management software, HIPAA, and security from Nextech.
Plastic Surgery | EHR | data | ASC | Revenue Cycle Management | Security & Data Management | Advanced Analytics
The proliferation of ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) among private medical practices — including plastic surgery specialists — has been steadily rising for years. The volume of outpatient surgeries performed in ASCs grew 32% over a 12-year span, according to a Bain & Company report. The Covid-19 pandemic has accelerated the expansion of ASCs even further, and there are now estimated to be more than 11,000 ASCs across the U.S.
Many factors influence a practice's ability to get paid on time. For example, fewer patients are paying their responsibility or even choosing not to have elective treatments. Other uncontrollable influences abound, including inflation, workforce instability, and higher deductibles.
Mental Health Month has been observed since 1949 to raise public awareness and educate the public about strategies for attaining mental health and wellness. This May, Mental Health America is encouraging people to take some time to look around, look within. And with that in mind, more than 100 landmarks across the U.S. are lit green this month – including the Old City Hall, Tampa Riverwalk, Platt Street, Brorein Street, and Fortune Street bridges in our hometown – to encourage people to learn more about their well-being and take a mental health screening (you can see what landmarks are being lit up near you at this link). Much has changed in our world due to the COVID-19 pandemic – the world has seen a shift in the economy, medicine, and our behaviors, including the way we work. Working from home is still a relatively new experience for a majority of people. And, while there's a lot to love about remote work, it can present some unique challenges too.
efficiency | EHR | paper | earthday | sustainability
Saturday, April 22 is EARTH DAY, a global day to raise public awareness and concern for living organisms, the environment and the inextricable links between pollution and public health. This year’s theme #InvestInOurPlanet is to recognize our collective responsibility and to help accelerate the transition to an equitable, prosperous green economy for all. Watch the theme video:
Healthcare IT | Ophthalmology | EHR | PM | Healthcare Technology
The right technology for your practice is felt in the ease and efficiency of patient and staff experiences. The wrong technology is seen in disrupted patient care, lost revenue, and an ineffective workflow. Yet, it can be hard to decide what technologies are right and wrong for your ophthalmology practice.
Plastic Surgery | EHR | ASAPS | PM | Events & Trade Shows | Aesthetics
Pssst…want to know a secret? Team Nextech has been singing Will Smith’s hit 1997 song “Miami” non-stop since planning for The Aesthetics Meeting 2023 commenced. Now that that cat is out of the bag, all we have to say is — watch out Miami, Nextech’s bringing the heat.
Plastic Surgery | EHR | PM | TouchMD
Whether you’re looking to improve the patient experience, increase your team’s productivity, or take on more patients, there’s probably a performance goal you have set for your plastic surgery practice. But setting goals and achieving them are two different things–and accomplishing them often boils down to having the right tools. No matter your goal, the right plastic surgery EHR (electronic health records) and PM (practice management) software can make it easier to achieve.
Ophthalmology | EHR | Patient Care
It’s the beginning of one of the busiest days yet in your ophthalmology practice. Instead of being frazzled over the large patient load, your team comes in, relaxed, and at ease. They turn on the practice’s new ophthalmology EHR and prepare for the day. As patients come in, each one gets amazing care, billing happens in the background, and no one has to wait too long to see the doctor. At the same time, a cyber hacker tries to steal your practice’s medical information but fails, thanks to your EHR’s cloud-based security.