Entries by Anna Komissarenko

COVID-19 Telehealth Programs: FCC 2021 Relaunch

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) recently announced its rollout of the second round of its COVID-19 Telehealth Program. This $249.95 million federal initiative, that has new guidelines, stems from the 2020 $200 million program started by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. This FCC project “supports the efforts of health care providers […]

Overcoming EHR Implementation Challenges Barriers to Implementing Electronic Health Records

Modernizing your health record system is a good investment. But as much as you want to upgrade, there can be some barriers to implementing electronic health records (EHR). From staff resistance, data migration, and EHR interoperability challenges, moving to digital records may have some roadblocks. So how do you curb EHR implementation challenges? You strategize. […]

The EMR Debate: The Pros and Cons of Electronic Medical Records

Medical records administrators do a lot of work—from patient charting to medicine charting, and all the ancillary documentation, you can sometimes get lost in the paperwork. So what are the concerns and benefits of the public with adoption of the electronic health record (EHR)? Is transitioning from paper to electronic medical records (EMR) documentation worth […]

EHR and Information Blocking Rules: A Prep Guide

The Information Blocking Rules are set to be implemented on April 5, and we have all that you need to know about the Cures Act Rule and Electronic Health Records (EHR). There is a wide range of electronic health information (EHI) clinicians need to be able to provide to their patients in a standardized format […]

Differences Between EMR and EHR

You may have heard the acronyms EMR and EHR used synonymously, but do you know how they are different and why it is important? An understanding of the differences between the terms electronic medical record (EMR) and electronic health record (EHR) reveals the progress information technology (IT) has made within the healthcare industry. The technology […]

Breaking Misconceptions About Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) for Drug Addiction

There has been an ongoing debate about the efficacy of using Medication Assisted Treatment or MAT in managing substance abuse among drug addicts, particularly those who have developed high-risk opioid dependence. Despite evidence-based practices that have shown MAT as an effective form of therapy for drug addiction and substance use disorders, there are still misconceptions […]

Digital Challenges in Managing Healthcare

Modernization is inevitable as technology transforms the way people do business, communicate with each other, and live their lives with greater comfort and convenience. The same technological transformation is evident in the field of healthcare through the ever-evolving innovations in medical treatments, patient care, and in the overall workflow in hospitals and clinical facilities. As […]

Helping Healthcare Workers Avoid Burnout

In almost all career fields, workers often reach the point of exhaustion, fatigue, and burnout in their daily grind. But while physical exhaustion can be remedied by a considerable amount of rest and relaxation, burnout is a major cause of concern in the workforce because it usually results in lost revenue due to decreased productivity […]

Leveraging Data for Healthcare

In today’s digital world, almost all aspects of life rely on technology for efficiency and convenience. This is essentially true in the field of medicine and healthcare. Modern healthcare practices involve fully digitizing health records to streamline clinical and HR processes, improve patient monitoring and treatment through online updates, and make it convenient for healthcare […]