While the use of Electronic Health Records (EHR) in the healthcare industry has skyrocketed over the last decade, there are some who still prefer to continue using purely paper based records in their practices. Most of these holdouts tend to view EHRs negatively, as unreliable, too expensive, or too complicated, and so have chosen to stick with outdated technology, and by doing so, risk stranding themselves on “paper islands.” This article has been updated since its original publish date of March 23, 2015.
Getting cash in the door on time is a perpetual challenge for many ophthalmology practices and can inhibit their business growth. The process of collecting payments can frustrate patients as well, compounding the difficulties specialty clinics must face.
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.
Fall is upon us, and while we love seeing the foliage, going apple picking, carving pumpkins, and watching college football — Nextech has its eye on something else this coming season: future proofing your practice.
Summer is almost here and the newest features and enhancements are coming to Nextech’s suite of EHR and Practice Management solutions. Whether you’re a current client relaxing by the pool or a practice thinking about hitting the road on a new adventure, these updates are designed to put you in the driver’s seat and take the wheel of your practice.
Plastic surgery has been experiencing a rather prosperous period in recent years. This surge first began in late 2020, as online meetings and interactions brought on by the pandemic led many people to wish to have procedures that would allow them to be more photogenic for such video interactions. This sudden surge in cosmetics procedures came to be known as the “Zoom Boom” and continued well into 2021.
The Super Bowl is upon us once again, ladies and gentlemen. On Sunday, February 13, 2022, the Los Angeles Rams will face off against the Cincinnati Bengals in Super Bowl LVI at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles, CA. Many fans are especially excited for the event this year, since this is the first Super Bowl in quite some time that Tom Brady won’t be playing in (and, based on a his recent announcement that he plans to retire, it’s very likely Brady won’t be returning to the Super Bowl). And, of course, many of the Gen Xers out there (myself included) are anticipating an epic halftime show with performances from Eminem, Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, and Mary J. Blige.
Having a specialty-specific EHR is important. However, subspecialty features are sometimes left out of EHR designs. Glaucoma specialists have their own particular needs, and the best EHR should be designed to meet them. For example, it can sometimes be difficult for glaucoma specialists to analyze patient trends over time in order to determine how they are responding to treatment. Also, it can be inefficient when you have to navigate through multiple areas of a patient’s chart to document glaucoma-related data.