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  • 3 Trailblazers Leading The Way In Prescription Renewal Optimization
    At healthfinch, we’ve seen health systems process prescription renewal requests in all kinds of ways. Some have providers reviewing all their patients’ renewals, others have a clinical team that triages them for providers, and some have written protocols and workflows for staff to follow. Evidence shows the most efficient way to process prescription renewals is to have a centralized renewal team dedicated to completing these tasks on behalf of providers. Doing so, however, require...
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  • Could obsolete drugs be causing your claims denials?
    A strange chain of events showed me how different departments view information. I was recently working with a client and showing them issues they had in their build of Millennium™ PharmNet application. These are some of the normal things reviewed: QCF issues – when converting doses based on the units of measure outlined by CMS, you need to use the Quantity Calculation Factor to convert to the correct measurements (e.g. 1 mg per 1 ml = 1 QCF). HCPCS inconsistencies ...
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  • Blockchain for the Future of the Healthcare Enterprise
    As digital innovation matures and the growth of patient data intensifies, health IT leaders are exploring the potential impact of blockchain. While the technology in healthcare is still relatively immature, blockchain has enormous potential in the areas of trusted data exchange, security and patient identity management. In this blog post, NextGate's CEO Andy Aroditis and CTO Dan Cidon team up to explore how blockchain can be used to overcome many of the interoperability and data integrity ch...
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  • Anatomy of a Great Prescription Renewal Protocol
    To ensure efficiency, safety, and consistency, many healthcare organizations have protocols in place for various tasks that staff regularly encounter. Prescription renewal requests are one of those tasks. When built well, a prescription renewal protocol will tell the individual completing the request if the medication is safe to renew or not, and will identify if other care measures need to be addressed.  Unfortunately, many renewal protocols are missing key data elements or are too broa...
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  • Together We Can Make a Difference
    We help YOU stay up to date in YOUR independent CernerUsers community. Connect with your peers just like you in the CernerUsers community and learn best practices from our Community Partners today. If you know of other user communities that would like to have the ability to do the same things as the CernerUsers community, please contact us today to learn more: loring.kaveney@workoutloud.com  This opportunity is a free service offered to all sof...
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  • Piloting a Centralized Prescription Renewal Workflow
    Many organizations are turning towards a delegation model in which some of their providers’ more routine tasks are processed by a centralized team rather than in the clinic. Doing so offers the best opportunity for ensuring quality, efficiency, and improved revenues - not to mention a reduction in provider burnout caused by excess administrative work. One of the most common tasks that gets delegated to a centralized team is prescription renewal requests because they can be protocolized and...
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  • 4 Quick Tips to Achieving Prescription Renewal Protocol Consensus
    Well-developed prescription renewal protocols have many benefits. They help enforce a standard of care across an organization, enable renewals to be delegated from providers to staff, and can help ensure patients receive all recommended care. However, getting everyone to agree to the same protocols can often seem like a daunting task. It doesn’t have to be! Health systems that wish to standardize prescription renewal requests will often have several consensus meetings with key...
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  • Softek Brings Visibility to Cerner® Revenue Cycle
    Softek Brings Visibility to Cerner® Revenue Cycle By: David Fletcher, President Back in September, KLAS® Research Firm released its 2019 Consulting for Cerner Software report and we couldn’t be more pleased with our ratings for Cerner® IT Advisory Services. According to the report, all Softek clients surveyed* are “highly satisfied with the firm’s delivery, praising their custom built revenue cycle tool for creating reports that provide needed visibility a...
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  • Supporting Team-Based Care with Prescription Renewal Technology
    Healthcare organizations have started adopting a team-based approach to patient care, in which two or more healthcare professionals work collaboratively to accomplish shared goals and high-quality care. With this approach, many organizations see improved patient outcomes and happier staff. A report from the National Academy of Medicine states that to succeed in a team-based care work environment, staff must have shared goals, clear roles, mutual trust, effective communication, and meas...
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  • Ready for CHC?
    Connect with your peers in your CernerUsers Community and learn best practices from our Community Partners. Your CernerUsers community keeps you informed on what is happening in your independent CernerUsers Community and provides the tools to connect and collaborate with others like you.  If you know of a user community that would like to have the ability to do the same, please contact us today by email, this opportunity is a free service offered to all softwar...
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