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    The physician specialties that spend the most, least time in the EHR: 3 study insights

    By Jackie Drees for Becker’s Hospital Review While there is substantial variation in time spent on the EHR based on physician specialty, physicians practicing gastroenterology and internal medicine are most active in the electronic systems, according to an April 5 study published in the Journal of American Medical…

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    How has COVID affected revenue cycle management?

    By Todd Shryock for Medical Economics COVID-19 has had far-ranging consequences for medical practices, especially on finances. With patient volumes in flux, it’s important to understand how revenue cycle management has changed due to the pandemic and what adjustments need to be made going forward. Medical Economics spoke with Anurag Mehta, president and co-founder of Omega Healthcare, about the impact of COVID and how practices should…

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    ACDIS tip: CDI specialists use legal, coding, and clinical knowledge

    By Kathryn Fallah and Karla Accorto for ACDIS CDI Blog CDI is a mix of three categories blended into one, according to Dawn Valdez, RN, LNC, CCDS, CDIP, CDI education specialist with ACDIS in Middleton, Massachusetts. These three categories are: Legal Coding/billing Medical/clinical The legal category deals with query writing,…

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    Busy ED Environment Breeds Documentation Lapses

    By Elizabeth S. Goar for Becker’s Hospital Review When it comes to emergency department activities, documentation doesn’t jump immediately to mind. Far from it, in fact, but that doesn’t mean it’s not vital to an organization’s financial well-being. With emergency department (ED) visits climbing steadily, along with case…

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    Amazon Care is a big deal – here’s why

    By Paddy Padmanabhan for Healthcare IT News The rumors about Amazon’s entry into the virtual primary care space have been swirling for a while. Reports had indicated that Amazon had quietly filed paperwork to offer virtual and in-person care in several states. Now, Amazon has now gone full-bore, as…

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    What if you had your choice of COVID-19 vaccine? Differences are small, but they do exist

    By Elizabeth Weise for USA Today If you get the choice, which COVID-19 vaccine should you choose? For now, experts are clear: The best vaccine is the one about to go into your arm. But as the vaccine supply grows, Americans eventually might find someone asking, “Which vaccine…

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    Which clinicians spend the most time in the EHR? 3 things to know

    By Jackie Drees from Becker’s Hospital Review Primary care clinicians on average spend the most time using EHRs compared to medical and surgical specialists, according to a study published March 22 inJAMA Internal Medicine. Researchers from Boston-based Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston-based Harvard Medical School and Stanford (Calif.)…

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    Molding Tomorrow’s HIT Professionals

    By Susan Chapman, MA, MFA, PGYT for For the Record As the health care industry continues to evolve, an important question has come to the forefront: How is higher education addressing the demands and changes while also producing prospective employees who will become reliable contributors upon graduation? Addressing…

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