By: Linda Harder As technology improves and reimbursement trends to global or performance-based pay, telehealth is becoming a more important way to deliver care. Maryland Physician spoke with early adopters to learn how legislation is reducing barriers and how this technology is being used in practice. Legislative Initiatives H. Neal Reynolds, M.D., associate professor at [...]
With the proliferation of health-related apps, and growing patient interest in using apps to monitor and maintain health, it can be challenging to identify the most appropriate ones. We suggest a few selection strategies.
Breaches of sensitive patient data abound, at a heavy cost to both patients and providers. Our IT vendors share their practical advice for protection patient information in a digital age.
Four ACOs in Maryland have received CMS approval under the Medicare Share Savings program, and more are coming. Understand how these new entities are being financed and what they hope to achieve.
The vehicles used in social media are growing and morphing continuously. Many physicians think social media is a waste of time. Our experts describe how it can save time and benefit physicians and patients alike.
Two area physicians describe how patient portals can help practices not only meet Meaningful Use Stage 2, but also better serve patients and staff.
Mobile devices are now used for a variety of health related tasks. Physicians need to become familiar with these tools to access web-based medical information and help their patients better monitor a variety of health and fitness indicators.
Where should you store your EHR information for superior access and security? Maryland physicians and IT experts discuss the pros and cons of storing data in a client server model vs. the cloud to help you determine what’s right for your practice.
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The race to meet Meaningful Use is on. Local agencies and hospitals are offering free resources and financial incentives for physician practices. Are you taking advantage of all that apply to you?
Practical Advice for a Conversion or Upgrade By: Linda Harder Whether your practice is small or large, and whether you’re implementing a new EHR or upgrading an existing one, it’s a huge undertaking. We spoke with a number of IT professionals, practice managers and EHR vendors for tips to ease your conversion pain. Why Start [...]