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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

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

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

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

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

How to Reduce Your Money-Draining No-Show Rate

“Small efforts to empower non-physicians, re-engineer workflows, exploit technology and update policies to eliminate wasted effort could yield the capacity for millions of additional patient visits per year in the United States.” – Scott Shopman, MD, director of primary care affairs at the Association of American Medical Colleges, Health Affairs Life happens and patients are going to miss appointments. But short of those sometimes inevitable emergencies (ie: house on fire, car accident, etc.), patient no-shows are not only unnecessary, but they also represent quite a bit of reduced revenue when added up. […] Continue Reading

Everything You Needed to Know About Making a Patient Portal Work for Your Practice

The “patient portal” isn’t simply a meaningless buzzword; a patient portal has increasingly become one of the most efficient additions to make to your EHR that will save time for you and every member of your practice. We recently teamed up with Physician’s Practice to create a comprehensive resource to provide guidance on designing, launching and optimizing your own patient portal. “Leveraging the Patient Portal” covers everything from how to deliver convenience to your patients, the benefits and uses of a patient portal for both your practice and your patients, why your patient […] Continue Reading

Make No-Shows Yesterday’s Problem: Introducing Text Message Appointment Reminders

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Whether it comes to your nephew, mom or granddad, most people today prefer texting as a mode of communication. Now you can send text reminders to your patients. Continue Reading

Reduce No-Shows and Lost Revenue: MediTouch YourHealthFile Adds Automated Calendar Reminders for Patients

In a recent patient portal enhancement, we have made the addition of ICS files to appointment confirmation emails so that patients can easily add their scheduled appointments in your office to their personal calendar in one click. Continue Reading

How the Online Patient Portal Check-In Feature Will Deliver the Convenience Your Patients Want

A state-of-the-art patient portal, like MediTouch's YourHealthFile patient portal, that will serve your patients and make your practice more efficient at the same time should include a sophisticated check-in feature. Continue Reading

New Co-Branding Feature: Make the Patient Portal Your Own

We've recently introduced a Patient Portal Co-branding feature that will allow you to co-brand the YourHealthFile Patient Portal so that it looks similar to your practice's website. Continue Reading