On-time, accessible, and cost-effective care delivery has been an overextended issue in the healthcare industry. The situation became extremely daunting amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
“96% of acute care hospitals in the United States use a certified EHR platform by HHS.” Electronic Health Records (EHR) promote continuity of care, simplify patient data collection, and decrease overhead costs. In addition to this, EHR platforms have helped care providers to reduce mortality rates for chronically ill patients.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, healthcare providers turned up to digital innovations such as the enablement of remote monitoring, virtual consultations, e-visits, etc. While these tech-health options (also known as telehealth) proved to be a great support during the pandemic times, the old-school, in-person visits & consultation remained indispensable. That is why hybrid telehealth is gaining ground in the healthcare industry.
It’s crucial to know how MIPS (Merit-based Incentive Payment System) can benefit medical professionals and practitioners. MIPS participation can help the eligible clinicians in their practice as well as payment adjustments. The question is, how though? Let’s learn how MIPS can benefit you and what are the four categories on which you are assessed as a clinician.
The healthcare industry has seen a drastic shift from paper to digital in the recent past. Several hospitals, clinics, healthcare practitioner’s offices, and facilities are increasingly switching to storing and maintaining patient medical records digitally.
2020 changed life as we knew it. And along with it came the adaptability and emerging trends in several areas of life. The medical world is one of them. Digital Health and Virtual Care evolved from mere convenience to an absolute necessity over the last few months
It was 31st December when WHO’s Country Office in the People’s Republic of China got the news from a media statement by Wuhan Municipal Health Commission, of a case of “viral pneumonia” in Wuhan, capital of Central China’s Hubei province. What seemed to be a “viral pneumonia”, after detailed studies were coined as a novel coronavirus, thus marking the inception of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Healthcare professionals (HCPS) ran on a hectic schedule this year. But what made their job easy was health technology. Several tools and products helped clinicians and doctors to expedite care to patients and make a quick diagnosis through virtual care or otherwise.
The health industry has benefitted exponentially since the introduction of Electronic Health Records (EHR). Of course, the actual boon was seen in the patient care and treatment but EHR use doesn’t stop at just that.
Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) is a healthcare data exchange standard created by Health Level Seven or HL7. Having developed advanced tools for safe and secure data exchange such as EMR, Diagnostic Data, or PHI – FHIR has given a boost to the healthcare sector.