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The Imperfect Checkout Process: 6 Steps to Enhance Patient Experience

Posted by Angela Hunsberger on August 26, 2015 at 9:00 AM

Picture a road race with no finish line. I envision it would look similar to the bewildered faces of patients leaving your office without stopping at a checkout desk. Without closure from their appointment, your patients may have trouble explaining details to their loved ones when they get home or have likely forgotten the next steps. They may have the clinical summary printout in their hand, but closing the patient’s appointment is more than providing a list of instructions and showing them the door.

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Topics: clinical documentation, healthcare revenue cycle, patient satisfaction, checkout

5 Key Metrics You Will Want to Monitor During PM System Implementations

Posted by Kathryn Williamson on August 19, 2015 at 9:00 AM

Practice Management Systems are evolving constantly in response to regulatory changes in healthcare and improvements in technology. It is not uncommon for organizations to rush into the purchasing of a new system thinking it will be an immediate fix to a number problems they might be currently experiencing—from workflow to revenue issues. Sometimes organizations may find out after the fact that their issues stem from business management inefficiencies, workflow inefficiencies, or a lack of monitoring of key revenue data. Are you planning on implementing a new practice management system?

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Topics: revenue cycle, system implementation, revenue cycle optimization, healthcare technology, practice management systems

Prepping Your Staff for a Successful EHR Implementation, What You Need to Know

Posted by Debra Harris on August 5, 2015 at 9:00 AM

Without proper staff training and education, an electronic health record (EHR) implementation can cause more challenges than benefits for your organization. But this doesn’t need to be the case if you take a few strategic steps when prepping and training your staff. How can you help your staff be properly educated on the new system? Here are four proven strategies we developed based on recent implementations.

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Topics: education, technology, clinical optimization, system migration, EMR training, EMR implementation, revenue cycle optimization

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