Public Health and Behavioral Health Agencies in Dark Ages with Fear of The Cloud fear of cloudToo many public health and behavioral health agencies are paralyzed by fear in making the jump to cloud-based Healthcare Information Technology (HIT), and find themselves subsequently stuck in the Dark Ages, while agencies around them are zooming light-years ahead into this New Age of Enlightenment.   Some of fear-based reasons for not switching can be seen in: Complacency Staying ... Read more...

The Effects and Hazards of E-cigarettes (Guest Blog by Rebecca Williams, MHS, PhD) e-cigarette poison control center calls“The Effects and Hazards of E-cigarettes: How and Why Public Health Departments Should Inform Patients Now” Because there is still the effect of “the jury is out” about the very specific long-term effects of e-cigarettes, it’s important that public health advocates and doctors communicate with their patients about counteracting the marketing that they’ve seen, that this ... Read more...

Patagonia Health Makes Top 10 Most Trusted EHR Vendors List Insights Care AshokPatagonia Health made the list of InsightsCare’s 10 Most Trusted EMR-EHR Solution Providers of 2017. Considering that Patagonia Health’s number one goal is 100% customer reference ability, this means a lot!   Ashok Mathur, CEO and Co-founder of Patagonia Health spoke to InsightsCare about his inspiration and dedication. When he tells the story of Patagonia Health’s first ... Read more...

When battling Flu season, EHR technology can help! vaccinationDuring a press conference held on February 15, 2018, both Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar, and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Acting Director, Anne Schuchat, stressed that this year’s flu season “continues to be extremely challenging and intense” and that “all indications are that flu activity remains high and is ... Read more...

Family Planning Clinics Kick Off the New Year with Cervical Health Focus Cervical Health Awareness MonthFamily planning clinics are promoting Cervical Health Awareness Month – and we all should applaud!   Per, the National Cervical Cancer Coalition:  “Nearly 13,000 women in the United States are diagnosed with cervical cancer each year, but the disease is virtually always preventable with vaccination and appropriate screening (Pap and HPV tests).”   We should stand up and applaud:  in a world of ... Read more...

A Healthy EHR = a Healthy Bottom Line: “No blood clots allowed!” aorta diagramGetting the bottom line healthy for any health-care related clinic or business is the business equivalent of the aorta to the human body: it is the life-line for health to abound for both patients and employees.   The overall health of a person’s body is keenly tied to blood successfully flowing through the aorta – the largest ... Read more...