Five Steps to a Successful EHR Data Migration As a result of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Electronic Health Records (EHR) Incentive program, many Public Health Departments, FQHCs and other health centers have been converting or upgrading their electronic records systems.  When converting from one electronic system to a new Electronic Health Records system, migrating data can be a complex ... Read more...

Improve quality and Improve Funding for FQHCs As the cost of healthcare continues to rise, the federal government looks to push preventative care and improved quality among Federally Qualified Health Centers. This can often lead to available grant funding awarded to Centers that can show improvement in preventable diseases and health issues. Recently, four FQHCs in Northeast Mississippi were awarded more than ... Read more...

Is the integration of mental health and healthcare the next big step? EHRs can help facilitate for greatest impact. It would make sense that viewing the mind and body together would build a more complete picture of a person’s health than viewing just one or the other separately. Analyzing a person’s health based solely on one area would be an incomplete assessment, it would be like looking at a jigsaw puzzle with several pieces ... Read more...

How to improve your collections process with 5 easy changes In today’s medical billing world of keeping up with regulatory issues (like ICD 10 changes), it is imperative to have the right staff and workflow challenges and to have the right software to support your agency needs. If you are a public health department, a community health, behavioral health, FQHC or private practice, make sure ... Read more...

EHR Adoption Problems – Is it a generational or training issue? There are numerous articles on line about the concerns over using Electronic Health Records (EHR) software.  These concerns include all the same things EHRs are supposed to improve – accuracy, security, and even time-consumption among other things.  This is especially true during the implementation phase, according to a study published by the Journal of the ... Read more...

The 2 Sides of Safeguarding your EHR Data from Cybersecurity Threats In today’s electronic healthcare world, it is important to make the patient feel safe about sharing their health details.  If they feel their personal health information (PHI) could be at risk of hackers, they may be more likely to withhold information, which could result (worst case scenario) in life threatening consequences.  To fully create a ... Read more...