As a doctor of chiropractic (DC), you must make many decisions about the day-to-day operations of your business. It’s up to you to determine what hours you are open, the services you will offer if you will sell any products, what type of clients you will treat, and who you will bring on board as staff.
There’s one additional decision you must make and it revolves around the type of electronic health record (EHR) system you will use to collect and store your private patient and practice-related data. What are some of the most common mistakes DCs make in this regard? (more…)
The average chiropractor sees between 20 and 50 patients per day according to the Association of Chiropractic Colleges.
When choosing an electronic health record (EHR) system to use at your practice, you have two basic options: a cloud EHR or a server EHR.
If you don’t know the difference, a cloud EHR is an internet-based recordkeeping system that stores your important data on your provider’s servers whereas, with a server EHR, your information is kept on-site at your office.
Nowadays, more and more online users are beginning to appreciate the value that cloud-based systems have to offer. However, there are also a few myths about this type of EHR that you want to be aware of before making your final decision. Here are three of the most common. (more…)
Choosing the right electronic health record (EHR) system for your practice is incredibly important because you and your staff will be interacting with this system daily, relying on it to keep track of and protect all of your confidential patient and office data.
One of the first steps in this process involves deciding whether to use a cloud or server EHR. However, when doing your research, you may come across information about both that isn’t entirely true. With that thought in mind, here are three of the most common myths that seem to be perpetuating about server EHRs. (more…)
According to the 2018 ReviewTrackers Online Reviews Survey, before doing business with a local company, 63.6 percent of consumers check Google first in an attempt to discover what people are saying about it.
Numerous others take the time to read review-based sites like Yelp (45.18 percent) and TripAdvisor (30.03 percent), and even social media sites like Facebook (23.14 percent) are used to see what others are saying about the company itself.
If you’re one of the majority then, you’re probably using online reviews to help you determine which electronic health record (EHR) software to use. While this may appear on the outset to be a fairly simple process, it’s important to realize that not all reviews are equal.
In other words, if you demand to know which EHR software has the best reviews, you’ll want to pay fairly close attention to three specific areas: review ratios, review quality, and review source. (more…)
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 86.9 percent of office-based physicians currently use some type of electronic medical record (EMR) or electronic health record (EHR) system. Though this relatively high number is likely in part due to the implementation of the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act, using this type of practice management software also provides a number of practice and patient-based benefits.
For instance, using an EMR or EHR enables healthcare practitioners to keep all of their patient data in one convenient location, where it can be accessed via any device that is connected to the program. It also allows for ease of patient scheduling and billing via a highly automated, patient-centered processes. EMRs and EHRs also provide DCs the ability to quickly and easily compile all of the reports required to run a successful, legally compliant chiropractic practice.
But which integrated applications should your software offer, better streamlining the process and providing the most benefits? The answers to this question can be broken down into four basic categories: revenue cycle enhancement, patient engagement tools, multiple specialist adaptability, and linked diagnostic equipment. (more…)
According to a Duke University/CFO Magazine Global Business Outlook Survey, “More than 80 percent of U.S. companies indicate their systems have been successfully hacked in an attempt to steal, change or make public important data.” This study also found that small and medium-size businesses are most at risk, primarily because they tend to not allocate as many financial resources to this task as some of the larger companies in existence today.
While this particular finding paints a pretty grim picture about data security in chiropractic offices across the nation, the reality is that you don’t have to put your private information or that of your patients at risk. In fact, there are at least four things you can do to begin hack proofing your electronic health record (EHR) system today. They are: backing up your data, securing your internet, protecting your emails, and locking your network. (more…)