Posts Categorized: EMR / EHR / PM

3 Concrete Strategies For Overcoming Physician Burnout

Physician burnout is a serious problem. We can no longer look the other way when almost half of all physicians are experiencing some form of burnout. That is what the Massachusetts Medical Society, along with other contributors, presents in their recent report on the crisis of physician burnout. In their report, they included 3 concrete strategies for…


Industry Leaders Agree: Physician Burnout Is A Public Health Crisis

More and more healthcare industry leaders have come to the realization that physician burnout is more than just a frustration for physicians: it’s a threat to the health and well-being of the entire American public. A report was published last week by the Massachusetts Medical Society, the Massachusetts Health and Hospital Association, the Harvard T.H. Chan School of…


How Top Performing Practices Leverage Their Existing EHRs

There is a good reason that so few practices actually replace their EHR. Despite dissatisfaction with current EHR systems, it is not worth it for most practices to switch EHR vendors. Top performing practices know that switching EHR vendors will only cost them time and money. Because of the Meaningful Use era, all EHR vendors are…


Chuck Norris Agrees Physician Burnout is a Problem

Chuck Norris, famous actor and martial arts expert, recently wrote an article in his health blog about the serious problem facing patients—physician burnout. His article was directed towards patients rather than physicians, with an important message for empathy. With clinical interactions shrinking, he wants people to know the reason behind their disconnected interactions with their…


A Message For Doctors: It’s Not Your Fault

Improved patient outcomes, a part of the Triple Aim, is driven by patient engagement.  The key to patient engagement is the trust-bond relationship between the doctor and patient.  If the patient feels they are cared for by their care provider and can trust them, then they are far more likely to engage in their prescribed treatment plans….


How to Decrease Doctor’s Dislike for Their Computers

A recent article by Dr. Jay Anders discusses his thoughts on how to reduce the hatred that doctors feel towards their computers.  Physicians are spending too much time with their EHR, and not enough time with patients, and this is frustrating.  We need to take steps in the right direction to decrease the frustration that doctors feel…


3 Reasons Why You Should Not Replace Your EHR

Many practices are not happy with their EHR. Providers are stuck with the dilemma of whether they should stick it out with the EHR that they already have and remain unhappy, or risk switching to a new one. Yet there may be an option where you avoid going through the painful implementation process a second…


Why Your EHR Code Scrubber Isn’t Good Enough

A lot has changed in healthcare IT in the past 10 years, but for most physicians the technology behind your code scrubber hasn’t. Chances are that your code scrubber was designed to solve revenue cycle problems from 10 years ago, but it hasn’t kept up with the times. If you are like most practices, you…


Don’t Let Screens Come Between You & Your Patients

The doctor-patient relationship used to be a sacred one. A patient entered the exam room, and the sole focus of the physician was on diagnosing and treating that person. They made eye-contact, asked questions, and worked to solve whatever medical problems the patient was facing. These days, that relationship has been sabotaged by a tool…


Hospitals Lose an Average of 22 Million Due to Missed Charges

According to a recent article on the Healthcare Finance website, hospitals are losing an average of $22 million in missed revenue capture. There are a couple of negative market trends that lead to these unprecedented numbers. Payers have increased their level of scrutiny over claims Patient cost obligations are at an all-time high Increased physician responsibility…