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The Importance of Hard Drive Encryption

If you could help your organization prevent a data breach and not get posted on The Wall of Shame, why wouldn’t you do it? Approximately one half of all the breaches reported to Health and Human Services (HHS) on their “Wall of Shame” involve the theft of a mobile device. In addition, about 60 percent [...]

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4 Highlights from NextGen UGM at the eMedApps booth

4 Highlights from NextGen UGM at the eMedApps booth 4. We announced our partnership with NextGen to bring you Enrollment Manager If you receive membership rosters or enrollment files from payers and struggle with the manual processing of those files, your life is about to get easier. Contact us (or your NextGen rep) for [...]

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Healthcare, my family, and Puerto Rico. One year later.

My name is Carlos and I was born and raised in Puerto Rico. In 2016, I moved to Illinois and start working as a Solution Specialist for eMedapps. However, my family is still in Puerto Rico and were there when Hurricane Maria impacted the island. A year later they are still recovering. According to The [...]

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Data Integrity – Part 2: 3 Strategies for Integrity

As we discussed in Data Integrity – Part 1: 3 Crucial Elements, Data Integrity can be broken out into three crucial areas: Completeness; Accuracy; and Consistency. Part 2 of our Data Integrity guide is all about implementing strategies to increase the integrity of your data and smooth the workflow for front/back office and medical staff. [...]

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The Path to NextGen’s Enterprise PM/EHR 5.9.1 and Clinical Templates 8.4.1

NextGen has always been the leader in releasing the latest and greatest.  This time, the latest upgrade came with a name change! Until now, NextGen has always referred to their product as the NextGen Application or NextGen KBM. So, what does this mean for you? The core application is now: NextGen Enterprise Practice Management 5.9.1 OR NextGen Enterprise Electronic Health [...]

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CMS Patients over Paperwork Initiative

Patients over Paperwork Initiative The Patients over Paperwork initiative focuses its efforts on patients while easing the regulatory burdens that break the doctor-patient relationship while ensuring Providers deliver the best quality care to their patients. The program has focused its efforts in the following areas: Implementing MACRA to lessen burden & cost Cutting documentation requirements [...]

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CXO: Newest Member of the C-Suite

The c-suite is gaining another member in the healthcare, the Chief Experience Officer (CXO). Over the last 10 years, the healthcare industry has started to see patients as consumers. Patients have started shopping around for physicians like they do for other products. The CXO focuses on enterprise-wide patient experience improvement and quality of care to [...]

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CMS Program Overhaul to Promote Interoperability

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced a name change the EHR Incentive Programs as part of an effort to overhaul the programs. As part of the proposed rule, the change aims to transform the EHR Incentive Programs also introducing changes to Medicare payment policy rates under the Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) [...]

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Meaningful Measures Initiative

So, what is the meaningful measures initiative? Initiative from CMS which identifies high priority areas for quality measurement and improvement. Launched in 2017 This program will not replace any existing program Meaningful Measures move payments toward value and focus’s efforts on quality areas incorporating the following principles: Address high impact measure areas that safeguard public [...]

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2018 CMS MIPS Eligibility Tool

2018 CMS MIPS Eligibility Tool Last week CMS announced they have updated the MIPS Participation Lookup Tool so clinicians can check if they are required to participate in the 2018 MIPS performance year. The tool also includes all changes to the MIPS program set forth by the Bipartisan Budget Act. Next Steps Head over to [...]

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