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Nextech Blog

Healthcare Advancements To Be Thankful For

As the healthcare industry moves forward with the shift into value-based care, there is a lot of discussion, frustration and confusion within the community around how this change will improve the...

Let Freedom Ring in the New Year

Everyone has some ideal of freedom in their life—liberation from restrictions, stress, work, hardships, barriers, financial burdens, etc.—and what that might feel or look like. For most, it’s a deep...

2017: A Year in Review in Health Information Technology

The end of the year presents a prime opportunity to reflect on the challenges and accomplishments of the past 12 months and consider new opportunities for the coming year. When thinking about health...

Stay Safe: Keeping Your Practice Resistant to Cyber Attacks

Nextech is committed to protecting our customers both within our health care technology systems and through our communication channels. We recommend that our customers and all health care providers...

Preparing for Disaster Goes Beyond Having a Plan

How your EMR & Practice Management Systems Play a Part in Contingency Planning Disaster. Catastrophe. Crisis. Most of us do not like the think about these things, and we often neglect to plan for...

You Get What You Pay For: Hidden Costs of The Free EMR

There are a number of old maxims that one might want to ponder before considering a free EMR/EHR solution: For example, “There’s no such thing as a free lunch.” Or, “If something sounds too good to...

A Guide to Direct Messaging in Health Care

What is Direct Messaging? Direct Messaging is an integrated feature of Nextech, offered by our third-party partner Secure Exchange Solutions (SES). Secure Exchange Solutions is part of the Direct...

Engaging Patients with Improved Patient Access

  When specialty providers observe that “My patients often don’t do what I tell them,” they are usually describing an issue of engagement. Patients obviously want to be healthy, or they wouldn’t make...

Mobility: Enhancing the patient-provider relationship

Mobile devices permeate the healthcare setting. They’re not just in the hands of patients, either. Roughly eight in 10 doctors use them in their practice. Many providers have turned to mobile devices...

ONC Chooses Two Measures for Interoperability Under MACRA

The proposed MACRA rule has created a lot of buzz - not all positive - in the healthcare IT industry as we approach the latter months of 2016. With a proposed start date of Jan. 1, 2017, many...