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KEY BENEFITS OF MEDICAL RECORDS SCANNING

There are many benefits associated with the digitization of paper medical records. Whether or not your organization is using or considering a term purchase of an EMR (Electronic Medical Record) System, DMS (Document Management System) or just looking to clear up some valuable space currently being over-run with boxes of old documents, the digitization of your paper records is a ...

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STRESS! ADDRESSING THE UNSEEN FOE…

STRESS!! Addressing the elephant in the corridors, the exam rooms, and in the mirror. As physicians we are no strangers to stress- learning to perform under pressure is part of the package. But in “perfecting” this skill, could we be losing sight of the real impact of stress in our lives and in the lives of our patients? The changes ...

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RED ALERT: 3 HAZARD SIGNS AHEAD WHEN IT COMES TO HANDLING PERSONAL DATA

Winds are driving significant considerations for all organizations that handle personally identifiable information (PII) and protected health information (PHI). At CSR, we know how easy it is for an organization to lose data that must be protected. All it takes is a lost laptop, smart phone or USB drive with sensitive data -just some of dangers surrounding portable technology. Malware ...

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FIVE ESSENTIAL CONSIDERATIONS IN CHOOSING A SECURE TEXT MESSAGING SERVICE

It’s crunch time. With just over two weeks until the Sept 23rd HIPAA Omnibus deadline, as the CIO of healthcare provider facility you’ve come to discover that a number of your physician and nurse providers have been communicating with one another over standard text message, exchanging information in a HIPAA noncompliant manner. However, there’s still time before these events turn ...

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LET YOUR CREATIVE SIDE FLOW

Does your clinic brand reflect you practice, and does that matter to doctors? Today with marketing consultants more than happy to part physicians with their hard-earned dollars to create a “brand,” many doctors are overwhelmed and confused, even resistant to the concept. The better question: Does your practice, your clinic, your life reflect you? The term “brand” may be the ...

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MARKETING, RELATIONSHIPS AND TECHNOLOGY – FOR THE PRACTICE

The secret weapon in relationships for a Practice are with the Staff. Whether you have 1 person or 20, the Staff has contact with your Customers and can make a huge difference in keeping you clued in about Customer needs and satisfaction. The intelligent and applied use of technology through Social Media can give a Customer the experience of very ...

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THE MEDICAL FUTURE IS MOVING FROM PATIENTS TO CUSTOMERS

The natural Medical Practice Model is built on the basis that a Practice or Clinic has a location and people (described as Patients) seek out the Medical Services for whatever is bothering them. It is often Symptom driven and sets up a very reactive climate where the Physicians, PA’s and Staff attempt to help the Patient by knowing more than ...

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ICD-10: THE TRANSITION IS COMING…

While the ICD-10 transition has been pushed back to October 31, 2014, preparing for it should not be put off. Those affected by this transition should use this delay to their advantage in preparing for the impact to their practice both in how they treat their patients and in how their day-to-day operations are run and sustained financially. Let’s review ...

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OUTSOURCING YOUR BILLING: WEIGHING YOUR OPTIONS

Medical billing is an essential function of any medical practice and greatly impacts the sustainability of a physician’s business. The question is whether outsourcing to a medical billing company is the right move for your business. The answer is, it depends. Obviously there are true benefits to maintaining an in-house billing department. Namely overseeing staff, access to reports and patient ...

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FRAUD AUDITS: IS THE FEAR OF A FRAUD AUDIT KEEPING YOU UP AT NIGHT?

Physicians face many challenges in juggling all of the moving pieces of a productive and profitable practice. In addition to overseeing the entire health of the business, doctors are now faced with increased scrutiny with regards to chart note documentation, coding and billing practices. Fraud and abuse audits are on the rise and more physicians find themselves facing fines, penalties ...

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