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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

How Medical Software Can Help Your Medical Practice

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HealthFusion dives into the different types of medical software available, while discussing how each type can help your medical practice. Types include EMR, EHR, practice management, scheduling and billing. 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

10 Ways a Billing Software can Expedite Payments

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A clinic’s cash flow (and at times, survival), depends on the speed of claim transmission and payment posting. The right software can make all the difference in the world. Continue Reading

How to Reduce Your Money-Draining No-Show Rate

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“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

HealthFusion + Zocdoc: Making Appointment-Booking Seamless for Practices and Patients

We are pleased to announce a new partnership with Zocdoc, the leading digital health marketplace used by millions of patients every month to find in-network neighborhood doctors and instantly book appointments online. This combined capability may help MediTouch providers attract new patients and improve overall practice efficiency by providing patients using the Zocdoc service with a real-time view of MediTouch provider schedules. 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

MediTouch Partners with AAFP

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HealthFusion is proud to announce our new partnership with the American Academy of Family Physicians HealthFusion is pleased to announce our partnership with the American Academy of Family Physician (AAFP) to offer MediTouch, a family practice EHR to 120,900 practicing American Academy of Family Physician (AAFP) members. Physician organizations like the AAFP realize their constituents need guidance in choosing software nuanced enough to meet their needs and that best suits their members. Physicians are likewise turning to their specialty organizations for help. MediTouch has previously been recommended by groups like the American Osteopathic Association (AOA), the […] Continue Reading

Patient Management Best Practices Start with a Solid Software System

HealthFusion has compiled a list of best practices to help you and your medical practice make the most out of using a patient management system. Continue Reading

May EHR Newsletter: Meaningful Use Stage 1 & Stage 2 Changes and More

May EHR Newsletter: Meaningful Use
The May issue of our free newsletter is out, so be sure to review it for articles on the changes to Meaningful Use Stage 1 & Stage 2 for 2015, chronic care management, free webinars, and much more. If you don’t receive the newsletter via email, sign up for the monthly emails now. Increase Your Practice Profitability in 2015: Set Your Practice Up for Payment Success  2015 promises to continue being a challenging time for patient collections; new high deductible insurance plans mean collecting patient responsibilities up front is more important than ever, […] Continue Reading

Think You Know Patient Collections? Test Your Payment Knowledge with Our Quick Quiz

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Do you know what really works when it comes to patient collections? Find out if you’re up on the latest patient payment strategies—take our quick Payment Success Quiz and find out how you score. 1. In terms of getting paid, which point on the “Payability Touch Timeline” is most important? a. Before Visit b. During Visit c. After Visit d. All of the above 2. Before the patient’s visit, it’s important to: a. Set arrival expectation b. Collect insurance information c. Verify insurance information d. Set payment expectation e. Send a reminder […] Continue Reading