DataLink Highlights Important Changes in HEDIS® Measures 2023

Supports partners, including healthcare payer organizations, Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) and other at-risk provider groups with important updates The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) annually updates and releases measures in the Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS®), providing new guidance to the healthcare industry. To ensure that these

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E-Prescribing—and Why Prescribers Should Adopt It Today

E-prescribing is health care technology designed to improve prescription accuracy, increase patient safety and reduce costs, while also enabling secure, real-time, bi-directional, electronic connectivity between clinicians and pharmacies.  It gives prescribers a secure means of electronically accessing health plan formulary, patient eligibility and medication history at the point of care

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The Benefits of Implementing a Clinical Decision Support System

Clinical decision support (CDS) can significantly impact improvements in quality, safety, efficiency and effectiveness of health care. Complete records allow CDS systems to help with diagnoses and track for negative drug interactions by having a better view of a patient’s whole health. Clinical decision support systems (CDSS) are computer-based programs that

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Understanding Computerized Provider Order Entry (CPOE)

Computerized Provider Order Entry (CPOE) is a process that allows physicians and other healthcare professionals to enter orders, including orders for medication, laboratory, radiology and others, into a computer instead of writing them by hand. This allows them to send treatment instructions more seamlessly through a computer application. Because it

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2022 Healthcare Trends: Critical Solutions Optimize Value-Based Performance Measurement Strategies, Enhance Care

As we embark on 2022, DataLink Software (DataLink) highlights key 2022 healthcare trends, including the rise in Medicaid patients, shift toward value-based care and need to identify gaps in care during the ongoing COVID pandemic.  Currently, the United States spends more on healthcare per capita than any other developed nation,

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EMR vs. EHR: What’s the Difference? 

The terms electronic medical record (EMR) and electronic health record (EHR) are often used interchangeably, but the difference between the two is significant. According to the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), EMR relates to medical use by clinicians primarily for diagnosis and treatment, while EHR

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How to Choose a Practice Management System

Every physician wants to provide the best possible care to their patients, but private practice physicians also face the challenge of running a business. This can be expensive and time-consuming, so choosing the best support staff to handle administrative burdens is essential. For maximum efficiency the next step is to

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