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Lead Blogger: Seth Flam, DO

Dr. Flam is one of the founders of HealthFusion and serves as the company's CEO and President. He is board certified in Family Practice and is one of the creative forces behind MediTouch EHR.

Green Light for Doctors to use iPad EHRs in the Exam Room

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Doctors who are making the switch from paper records to an EHR sometimes worry that using an electronic charting device during encounters will have a negative impact on the patient experience. But the results of a survey by Software Advice, a company that researches EHR technology, indicate that these worries are unfounded. The survey asked patients whether it would bother them if their doctor used a desktop, laptop, or tablet to type during an office exam. An overwhelming majority of patients responded that it wouldn’t bother them at all. Source: The Profitable […] Continue Reading

Get the Help Your Practice Needs with HealthFusion’s Resource Center

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Are you looking for quick and easy ways to learn more about PQRS, Meaningful Use, Patient Centered Medical Home, ICD-10, and other healthcare related topics? The brand new HealthFusion Resource Center offers free tools to help your medical practice improve profitability, optimize coding and workflows, and comply with government programs. It provides multiple resources to help you succeed in the face of today’s healthcare challenges at your own convenience – including webinars, white papers, infographics and more. Some of the topics covered include: Insider’s guide to Meaningful Use and PQRS What is […] Continue Reading

Free Infographic: What is Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH)?

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There’s been a lot of talk about Patient Centered Medical Home lately, and you might be wondering what PCMH is all about. Contrary to what the name implies, PCMH is not a physical place but rather a philosophy of care. Confusing? Check out this free PCMH infographic that we created to make things a bit more clear. Whether you attended our webinar on Patient Centered Medical Home today or not, this infographic can help give you an introduction to the concept, or can serve as a reminder of the topics that were […] Continue Reading

Earn CME and CEU Credit in our Free Webinar: The Patient-Centered Medical Home – What You Need to Know

The Patient-Centered Medical Home: What You Need to Know Thursday, March 20, 2014 1:00 PM Eastern time/10:00 AM Pacific time Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) has been described by its proponents as the healthcare delivery model of the future, and it is just becoming more important in light of the new proposed “SGR fix” that offers a bonus for providers committing to a value-based payment system, such as the PCMH. But do you know what the PCMH model actually is, and what benefits it could bring to your primary care practice? You […] Continue Reading

3 Steps to a More Cost-Effective ICD-10 Implementation

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According to a new study by the American Medical Association (AMA), ICD-10 implementation is expected to cost practices up to three times more than previously estimated. But while the AMA has been very vocal in its efforts to get the October 1st deadline repealed, CMS Administrator Marilyn Tavenner recently made it clear that there will be no more delays. ICD-10 is coming, whether we like it or not. So what can practices do to ease the financial burden of implementation? Follow these steps to make your transition into ICD-10 as cost-effective as […] Continue Reading

Vote for the Funniest ICD-10 Code – February Edition

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We like to think that having a little fun with a serious subject can make it feel less daunting, which is why we recently set out on a mission to find the funniest codes that the ICD-10 code set has to offer. The February contest is now closed for submissions, and we are very pleased with how many people shared their funny, crazy, and ridiculous codes with us for this first month’s contest. Our in-house team of healthcare humor experts has picked the most hilarious codes out of all the submissions – […] Continue Reading

MediTouch Independent EHR Recognition – Does Your System Measure Up?

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At HealthFusion, we want you to know that we are committed to quality, innovation, and compliance. This is why we recently added a new page to our website that highlights the EHR recognition MediTouch has earned from independent evaluators of our system. We are firm believers in the importance of third-party evaluation, and we take every opportunity available to have our software reviewed by independent groups. This helps us make sure we’re always meeting the highest standards, and that our software provides the best value in today’s EHR marketplace. We can tell […] Continue Reading

HealthFusion Awarded the Surescripts White Coat of Quality for 2013; Third Consecutive Year

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As announced in a recent press release, HealthFusion’s e-prescribing (eRx) system has been awarded the Surescripts White Coat of Quality for 2013, for a third consecutive year. HealthFusion is proud to be among the select few multi-year winners, and one of even fewer that are also certified for Meaningful Use Stage 2. The White Coat of Quality is Surescripts’ highest recognition for e-prescribing software vendors who demonstrate a commitment to the highest level of clinical quality, and who continuously improve the e-prescribing process to ensure safe and effective medication therapy. In addition […] Continue Reading

Small and Solo Practices: What to Look for When Choosing an EHR System

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2013 was a successful year for EHR adoption and government health IT incentive programs, with a 90% EHR adoption rate among larger practices, and more than $17.7 billion paid in EHR incentive payments since 2011. But one group of doctors appears to have been getting the short end of the stick. Physicians in solo practices are only about half as likely to have adopted EHR technology as practices with twenty or more physicians, according to new data from the Commonwealth Fund. A recent article on ehrintelligence.com discusses some of the reasons for […] Continue Reading

Why Should You Implement a Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH)?

We recently announced that HealthFusion’s MediTouch EHR has been prevalidated for NCQA Medical Home, and with so many other healthcare initiatives going on this year – Meaningful Use Stage 2, the Affordable Care Act, and ICD-10, just to name a few – you might be wondering why your primary care practice needs yet another program to attest and provide documentation for. But while government incentive programs are often being sold on a more abstract idea of improvement – and are made popular by the dangling carrot of easy money – the benefits […] Continue Reading