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Nextech Blog

What is Patient Engagement? (Hint: It’s More Than Your Patient Portal)

Healthcare organizations want engaged patients but aren’t always clear on what an engaged patient acts or sounds like. For those that have a solid grasp on what patient engagement is, a clear pathway...

Save the Day—and Time—with a Highly Efficient Charting Process

Does your Ophthalmology practice struggle with slow charting? Are you frustrated by how much time it takes to fully document patient care?

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...