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Top MACRA Challenges for Clinicians

MACRA replaces the service based payment with the value-based payment system. This change has brought about a number of challenges for the physicians, which they have to overcome in order to continue to have a hassle-free practice. Some of the most common challenges that a physician has to overcome when dealing with MACRA are as follows:

Staying aware of the MACRA and MIPS details

Despite having come into practice in 2015,

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Importance of Electronic Health Records

Modern physician’s office can be bisected into two parts- the medical practice and the ton of paperwork and documentation that comes with maintaining a health care facility. Even a small heath care center or an individual’s practice has its own share of record maintenance. This is why investing in a credible electronic medical record (EMR) system is necessary.

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Basics of a Population Health Strategy

Broadly defined as the health outcome of specific groups of people, population health management is making significant strides due to the various integrated delivery systems which include hospital-based readmission prevention programs, patient-centered medical homes and accountable care organizations.

Increasingly being used to target high risk populations, the population health management approach exhibits a significant overlap with existing care management programs.

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Multitude of EHR Notifications Adding To Physician Burnout

It takes just a jiffy to send an online message – compare that to the days gone by, when paper-based systems made sending messages an onerous task.  That is an improvement in our fast paced world today, or is it?  The ease and speed of instant messages has resulted in people sending and receiving far too many messages which take more time and concentration to read,

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Do EHR Design Flaws Lead to Errors In The Emergency Room?

Information Technology and computers are supposed to make our work easier, faster and accurate.  However, the transition to digitized record systems seems to be causing a whole new category of patient safety errors.  From ordering medication dosages larger than required to making entries in the wrong patient’s records – are these user errors in the making or are they due to a poor system design?

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