"The prospect of onboarding a new electronic medical record (EMR) can spark concern in even the most tech-savvy healthcare practices due to the size and scope of these projects. However, there is a way to take some of the worry out of an EMR initiative. Whether an ophthalmology practice is adopting the technology for the first time or upgrading to a new system, having a defined implementation strategy is key to success. Without one, a practice can see a drop in productivity, increased staff and physician frustration and patchy adoption—factors that can prevent an organization from reaping the full benefits of the system."
Giving your patients the attention they deserve while still regularly and reliably reporting performance measures can be difficult. Robin Ntoh, Nextech's Senior Professional Services Consultant, provides tips to achieve the perfect balance between value based-care and quality reporting in Physicians Practice.
It is clear that value-based care is still health care organizations' top priority. Technology such as an EMR, Patient Portals and an Operation Management Solution, can ensure your practice is keeping up with current trends that remold the health care landscape.
A recent study revealed how much time ophthalmologists at a single center spend using their EHR. In this month's issue of Ophthalmology Business, Nextech's Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Dan Montzka discussed why it is important to have a system that has been responsive to user input over time and is workflow friendly.
It has always been important for Plastic Surgery practices to recognize the direct effect that patient experience has on retention and practice growth. Now more than ever, Plastic Surgery practices must increase operational efficiency to be more competitive. Many practices are looking to new technology options to help fill the gaps in operational efficiency.
In specialty practices such as ophthalmology, dermatology and plastic surgery, physicians spend the majority of their time using information from images and textual data from the electronic medical record (EMR) to make decisions. Integrating images into the EMR is therefore a great benefit to improving functionality for physicians. Read the full article from Becker’s Health IT and CIO Review to learn more about improving EMR efficiency by integrating imaging and other features such as a patient portal.
Payment policies for aesthetic services are more akin to booking a luxury cruise than buying a car. You can’t repossess a facelift, so it only makes sense to require payment in advance and to charge a substantial booking fee. The business of medical aesthetics may seem straightforward—you provide a service, the patient pays a fee—but the reality of patient billing is more complicated.
Ophthalmologists are trained to provide the full spectrum of eyecare, from prescribing glasses to precision eye surgery. Yet while they may be experts at treating patients, very few have business degrees or specialized practice management skills. Poor real estate decisions and bad hires, for example, are common mistakes that constitute part of the typical learning curve. However, many doctors make serious financial mistakes that can devastate their businesses, such as choosing the wrong electronic health record (EHR) and then sticking with it because of sunk costs.