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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Part Two: Everything You Need to Know About Impact of COVID-19 on HEDIS®

The COVID-19 pandemic has underscored the critical importance of obtaining accurate data to inform policy decisions that could affect a broader population. In public health crises, accurate data represents a key factor in crafting responses, allocating resources, measuring the effectiveness of interventions and directing the reopening of local economies.  NCQA continues

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Part One: Everything You Need to Know About HEDIS®

Every year, NCQA updates and releases the Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS®) to ensure that HEDIS measures remain relevant and feasible for implementation. These updates follow a rigorous process that includes a public comment period and input from advisory panels.  Part One of this two-part blog on HEDIS outlines

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