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Ensuring a Successful EHR Implementation

Implementing an electronic health record (EHR) can be a difficult process, and proper planning is essential to minimizing errors. Evaluating an EHR system’s selection criteria and implementation plan, with the goal of ensuring interoperability, confidentiality, availability, and the integrity of patient health information data, while also ensuring timely, accurate, and regulatory-compliant report generation, is a critical task.

What is EHR Implementation?

A multidisciplinary approach is required to prepare the new system, ensure privacy and security compliance, design practice workflows, train the care […]

Telehealth Platforms: 4 Things to Consider

The telehealth industry has experienced rapid growth in recent years and will continue to grow. In addition to improving access to care, improving patient outcomes, and reducing costs, telehealth can also provide providers with deeper insight into their practice. In-person patient visits will eventually resume but may never reach the level of before the pandemic. There are a number of health conditions for which telehealth may be as beneficial as in-person care, and it can be a convenient way to […]

Integrated EHR & Medical Billing Benefits

For medical practices to achieve financial success, preparing a responsible financial plan is essential. By outsourcing medical billing, your practice can have the most accurate and efficient billing process possible.

Keeping track of medical billing is the engine of revenue cycle management for healthcare, but many providers report significant challenges with accurately and efficiently billing patients and payers. Even if the journey may seem long and winding, using effective medical billing is critical to reducing days in accounts receivable and optimizing […]

Addiction Recovery: The Role of Therapy

Mental health officials increasingly see substance abuse and addiction as mental health issues. In recent years, it has been viewed less as a sign of criminal activity and more as a mental disorder worthy of empathy and compassion, just like any other health condition.

The use of substances stimulates neurochemical changes that release dopamine and strengthen the association between a desired emotional state and a particular behavior. An individual is more likely to relapse if they use the substance regularly and […]

Key Differences Between EHR and EMR

The terms “EHR” and “EMR” are often heard in medical practices, but most people aren’t aware of their differences. Our company MedEZ™, as an EHR provider, frequently sees these terms used interchangeably and wanted to explain how they differ in the medical field.

There will always be an industry’s own vernacular, with terms that are used inside that are difficult for outsiders to understand but necessary for players to understand. In addition to categorizing professionals from non-experts, Jargon saves people time […]

Red Ribbon Week and Why It’s Important

Remember those days we would have guest speakers, such as police officers, come to our school and talk about drugs? That’s because it was Red Ribbon Week, a drug prevention awareness week whose primary focus is to educate children on the dangers of drugs. Red Ribbon Week is now a national campaign thanks to one man who wanted to make a difference.

By | 2020-10-30T13:12:42-04:00 October 30th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Finding Help for Substance Abuse Disorder during COVID-19

We can all agree that the year 2020 has been a rollercoaster no matter which corner of the world you’re from. It can be even harder for those who suffer from a mental illness. However, help is still out there for those who are dealing with mental illnesses, such as substance abuse disorder.

4 Signs When to Seek Mental Health

 

 

More than 43 million Americans struggle with mental health and depression is the leading cause of disability worldwide.  Mental health is more common than we think and MedEZ wants you to recognize the signs if you experience or someone you know is struggling with an inner battle that needs medical attention.

 

Does mental disorder cause substance abuse, or does substance abuse cause mental disorder? This is a subject […]

By | 2020-04-22T13:39:54-04:00 April 22nd, 2020|brain health, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Four Challenges Facing Today’s Behavioral Health Sector

The Four Challenges we are facing Today

As much as one-quarter of the U.S. population suffers from some form of mental health or substance abuse concern, and the American health care system is struggling to provide the scope, depth and breadth of care those conditions demand. While evolving regulations and unstable politics complicate the effort, innovative policies and advancing EHR technologies promise many mental health and substance abuse patients access to better, safer health supports than they’ve ever before experienced. […]

By | 2020-04-03T09:31:35-04:00 May 4th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments