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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

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

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

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


Eligible clinicians and staff members will benefit from preparing for MACRA now and educating themselves on MIPS and how it will affect their practices. Here are the questions and answers from our most recent MACRA Webinar: A MIPS Deep Dive. Continue Reading

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

Today, 70 percent of small and solo physician practices across all medical and surgical specialties have stated their confidence in cloud-based systems, as opposed to server-based systems. In a 2016 Black Book Ambulatory Survey, 66 percent of specialists changing systems report only reviewing cloud-based EHRs – mostly due to cost factors. Here are some of the things to look for when choosing an EHR system for your small practice. Continue Reading

All of Your Big Questions About MACRA Answered in This Whitepaper

The most complex set of healthcare regulations of our generation has recently been finalized – all 2,000-something pages of it. Here is a white paper that will answer all of your big questions about MACRA. Continue Reading

The Tools to Achieve Patient Engagement in Your Practice

YourHealthFile patient portal allows your patients to check in and enter their own data anywhere they can find an internet connection.
Empowering your patients in their own healthcare is now more important than ever as we make the transition to value-based care. Your practice needs to be ready for Medicare reform well before MACRA begins in 2017 – and patient engagement requirements are not going away. Here are some resources and information to help you find, navigate and optimize the right patient engagement tools. Continue Reading

CMS Releases Final Medicare Quality Payment Program Rule (MACRA)

The Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) recently finalized the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 Quality Payment Program to replace the Sustainable Growth Rate. Here are the resources you need to stay informed. Continue Reading

VIDEO: Hello Patient Portal, Goodbye Crowded Waiting Room (Increase Your Medical Office Efficiency)

A study shows that average wait times in primary care offices are on the rise. Help reverse the trend by adopting a patient portal check-in feature.
Online patient portals are quickly becoming a key component in boosting the success of almost any type of medical practice. Watch this video to see exactly how the MediTouch YourHealthFile patient portal can benefit your practice and your patients. Continue Reading