Customers are always asking me for new ways to make their healthcare practice more productive. That’s why I’ve written several blogs this year with tips to improve efficiencies with NextGen EHR/EPM. So far, we’ve shared helpful shortcuts to reduce clicks, precise details to fine-tune system settings, useful answers to top FAQs, and a convenient roadmap of important upgrades.
ITelagen, a leading IT services and solutions company specializing in healthcare technology, has been recognized as one of the Best Places to Work in Sarasota-Manatee for 2019.
This is the second consecutive year that Best Companies Group (BCG) and the Sarasota Herald-Tribune named ITelagen to this exclusive list since our company relocated its headquarters to Sarasota in 2017.
Working at a healthcare technology company, I’m constantly talking with medical practices about data security – the top risks, how to protect against cyberattacks or – worst case – how to recover after a breach. That means I spend a lot of time keeping up with the latest cybersecurity news, so I can provide the most current information to our customers.
One of the best parts of my job is helping customers find an “aha moment” with their Electronic Health Records (EHR) or Electronic Practice Management (EPM) solution. Whether that moment happens with the business, clinical or IT staff, seeing users get excited about NextGen technology makes it all worthwhile.
I started these blogs to share answers to the top questions we hear from NextGen users so that everyone in our healthcare community can benefit. Previously, I shared time-saving keyboard shortcuts and tips to reduce clicks in your NextGen EHR/EPM. And before that, I explained how to review and fine-tune your EHR/EPM settings for major efficiency gains and time savings.
Healthcare organizations have always tracked numbers – how many patients we see, how many tests we run, how many prescriptions we write. Healthcare technology makes it easier to track these numbers and optimize operations for maximum efficiency. But there’s one set of numbers that didn’t exist until the arrival of Electronic Health Record (EHR) and Electronic Practice Management (EPM) solutions, and it’s something that practically every provider and staff member can recite: how many clicks it takes to do something in their EHR/EPM.
Healthcare practices should always be thinking about what they can do to get more out of technology. And right now, there are two important technology deadlines that practices cannot miss: Upgrading to NextGen 5.9/8.4 before October 1, and upgrading to Windows 10 before Windows 7 End of Life in January 2020.
Is your company still using Windows 7? If so, it’s time to upgrade – or time to make sure your IT staff has a solid plan and an aggressive timeline. Microsoft is ending extended support for Windows 7 on January 14, 2020. That doesn’t mean your computer will stop working the next day, but it does mean hackers and criminals can easily exploit vulnerabilities in your operating system. And security isn’t the only reason to upgrade to Windows 10.
Over the past year, we’ve helped practices of all sizes upgrade to NextGen 5.9/8.4 to boost staff productivity, increase revenue cycle efficiency and improve patient care. Now important deadlines are approaching for those practices who still need to upgrade to 5.9/8.4, and the window is closing. Here are the top three reasons to upgrade immediately: Don’t Delay – Upgrade by October 1, 2019
Many medical practices try to attract strong technical talent to work in-house but can’t offer the same type of environment and perks that high-tech organizations do. This is why they count on ITelagen for help, because we attract the best talent by providing the kind of environment that high-caliber technical people have come to expect.
JOHN O'KEEFE | September 12, 2018 PAINWeek 2018: Opioid Alternatives and EHRs By John O'Keefe | September 12, 2018 Every fall, frontline practitioners gather at the PAINWeek annual conference to learn about current trends and best practices in pain...
As we enter Pain Awareness Month in September, the demand for pain management services has never been greater. Pain affects more Americans than diabetes, heart disease and cancer combined. Yet, despite major advances in healthcare technology, many pain management practices still run the clinical and financial sides of their business on paper. These providers are missing out on important benefits that an integrated Electronic Health Record (EHR) and Practice Management (PM) solution can deliver.
This is ITelagen’s new tagline, and it represents our main goal: to bring practices the best technology available to improve clinical, financial and operational outcomes.