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EHR News and Information: The HealthFusion Blog

The HealthFusion EHR news and blog brings you the latest in the healthcare industry and health IT news as it pertains to you and your practice.

Seth Flam, DO

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. More information about Dr. Flam can be found at www.SethFlam.com

Surefire Ways to Improve Your Patient Reviews and Your Practice’s Online Presence On Physician Review Websites

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How are patient reviews affecting your practice? Does your practice have a positive online presence and reputation? Here are some easy, effective tips to winning over physician review websites. Continue Reading

CMS Offers Resources to Promote Chronic Care Management Awareness

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CMS' new Chronic Care Management initiative offers resources to help educate patients and healthcare professionals about CCM. The effort is indicative of how underutilized the CCM program is nationwide, across the physician community — versus how much potential lies in it for both practices and an underprivileged patient population. Continue Reading

Case Study – Why It’s Important to Find the Best EHR for Solo Practice

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Whether you're deciding to strike out on your own or simply wondering if you can remain successful as an independent solo physician in today's seemingly daunting landscape, the comforting news is that it can be done. Take the case of Illinois-based neurologist, Dr. Michael Sergeant and his wife, Beth. Continue Reading

Custom EHR Software Solutions for Medical Specialties

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Not every physician runs the same type of practice. It only makes sense, then, that not every physician should be forced to settle for a one-size-fits-all EHR solution. Continue Reading

Electronic Health Records – Post Implementation Best Practices

Medical practices put so much effort into selecting and installing EHR platforms that teams can sometimes lose focus of all the post-implementation gains. Once an EHR gets up and running, that’s when staff can really start harnessing its immense powers. Optimizing implementation is vital getting the most from your system. Continue Reading

Meaningful Use, PQRS and MACRA Announcements from HealthFusion

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When you become a MediTouch user, we not only keep you apprised of what to expect regarding 2016-2017 government compliance programs, but we also make attestation a piece of cake. Read how: Continue Reading

Exactly What to Expect From Our EHR Demo

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Just as not all EHRs are created equally, not all EHR demos are the same, either. Many EHR vendors will only provide you with a canned EHR demonstration or video demos, which are merely brief overviews of their features, at best. Find out why ours is different. Continue Reading

The Independent Medical Practice is Far From Dead … And It Can Thrive Under MACRA

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As healthcare transitions to value-based care and presents an increasingly challenging environment for independent practitioners, the notion that physicians are selling their practices and taking jobs as employees of hospitals and health systems permeates the healthcare community. But this theory isn't necessarily true — and small practices are poised to not only survive MACRA, but to thrive in the new landscape. Here's how. Continue Reading

EHR Software: You’ve Come a Long Way

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In recent years, the software systems that manage electronic health records (EHR) have seen big gains within the healthcare industry, eliminating many of the headaches associated with traditional paper-based records. Continue Reading

Online Patient Portal Bill-Pay: Get Paid Faster, Make Life Easier for Your Patients

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We live in an on-demand, consumer-centric society. We do our banking online, we look for love online, and we pay our bills online. A consumer’s health care is no exception to the convenience and immediacy that he or she expects in service. Making sure your practice offers online bill-pay helps to not only keep your patients satisfied, but it will also help you get paid faster. Continue Reading