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Do You Know Your Patient's Expectations?

Posted by Julie Lughart on Tue, Jan 29, 2019

A friend of mine recently moved to California and was telling me about her experience visiting a designated doctor on her insurance plan. She was forced to wait over an hour to see the doctor and then felt like she had gone back in time, like some sort of twilight zone, because the doctor was using a paper chart. WOW!

That is two strikes against the outdated doctor and additionally for the insurance program that lists this doctor! It is 2019 and the doctor was paper charting? Could that be part of why my friend had to wait so long to see the physician. Her reaction? "I am not going back there!"

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Tags: Dragon Medical Software, Technology in Healthcare, Technology and your patients

4 Ways Dragon Medical Software Optimizes Workflow

Posted by Julie - on Tue, Sep 18, 2018

Physicians today face many challenges. 

Burnout, time demands, growing patient lists, third-party payer interference in patient care, costs and many other factors make optimization of their workflow even more important than ever.  With so many tasks to accomplish in a day, technology options are important.  New technology can greatly improve the way we work and ultimately, the time we spend with patients.

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Tags: Dragon Medical

4 Ways Speech Recognition Technology Improves Police Efficiency, Safety

Posted by Julie - on Tue, Jul 31, 2018

Speech recognition technology is providing improvement in productivity and helping to prevent burnout in many different fields of service.  This blog by Ed Davis offers great insight into technology and how it is helping law enforcement today.  Click on the links for some interesting information on how you can make life better for our law enforcement professionals...

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Tags: Speech Recognition Software Devices, Future Technology, Law Enforcement Technology

Mindware Connections' Inaugural WNY Physician Collaborative

Posted by Julie - on Fri, Apr 27, 2018

Mindware Connections' Inaugural Western New York Physician Collaborative held at Irondequoit Country Club Tuesday evening focused on Physician Burnout and how Technology can help alleviate issues.    Dr. Jeanne DelSignore spoke on the importance of embracing training on technology before using it. Learning and understanding the EMR system being used, along with technology, like Dragon Medical Software, is what enables her to quickly add patient notes and allows her to have a solid and efficient workflow. She also informed her colleagues that when you take the time to create templates within the Dragon Medical Software your efficiency will be maximized.

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Keep Your Hands Off the Keyboard, and Let Your Voice do the Typing

Posted by Julie - on Wed, Dec 06, 2017

Have you purchased an Amazon Echo or a Google Home?  Do you speak your text messages and emails on your phone?  If you answered yes you are probably starting to see how much easier it is to speak instead of type.  According to Business Insider, the total number of people using voice-activated assistant devices will reach 35.6 million this year, and that number is still climbing. As more and more people adopt this technology, the benefits both personally and professionally become very clear.

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Three Tools To Help Navigate MACRA - MIPS & APMs

Posted by Julie - on Thu, Oct 26, 2017

Are there enough acronyms in that title? WOW… healthcare today requires knowledge of its Alphabet Soup and a lot of deciphering of the requirements. However, one thing we know for sure is having the right tools and accurate clinical documentation is critical to obtaining reimbursement. Overwhelmed? Here are three tools to help in your success: 
  1. Dragon Speech Recognition Software
    Don’t waste time typing. Getting trained in the expedience of Dragon software will have you updating EHR measures in no time. This allows you more time to provide quality care to your patients. Schedule a DEMO to see how effectively Dragon works in all applications.
  2. Helpful Acronym Definitions

    MACRA – Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act
    HHS – Health and Human Services
    QPP – Quality Payment Program
    MIPS – Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (Replaces the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) formula)

  1. Quality – Replaces Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) Requires reporting on six quality measures, or one specific or subspecialty specific measure set.
  2. Clinical Improvement Activities – New Category - Four medium weighted or two high-weighted activities to receive full credit.
  3. Advancing Care Information – Replaces Meaningful Use (MU) Using Certified Electronic Health Record Technology (CEHRT) report on five required measures.
  4. Cost – Replaces the Value-Based Modifier (Will be calculated in 2017, but will not determine payment adjustment until 2018.)
  1. APM – Alternative Payment Model
    AAPM– Advanced Alternative Payment Mode
    EC – Eligible Clinician
    ACI – Advancing Care Information

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ANNOUNCING:  SPECIAL OFFER ON DRAGON MEDICAL ONE

Posted by Julie - on Tue, Sep 19, 2017

 

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3 Areas of Ever Changing Technology

Posted by Julie - on Fri, Aug 04, 2017

Just 50 short years ago, we didn't have computers, cordless tools, or a microwave... those things were being developed, but they weren't household items for everyone.  It is amazing how fast technology develops and crosses all fields of knowledge!  Keeping up with emerging technologies can provide ease in your everyday life and put you a step ahead of your competition in your business.  Here are examples of just three areas where technology is moving forward.

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Tags: Future of Healthcare, Speech Recognition Software, Future Technology, Law Enforcement Technology, Technology Today

How Can Cognitive Computing Help Healthcare?

Posted by Julie - on Tue, May 23, 2017

Technology moves at a rapid pace, so it is no surprise that we are in an era of cognitive computing - hardware and/or software that simulates the functioning of the human brain.

According to IBM, Watson is “a technology platform that uses natural language processing and machine learning to reveal insights from unstructured data.” It actually reads and interprets text, discerns meaning, and gives inferences and responses. It learns via natural language, generates hypotheses, and it actually generates and looks for evidence to support the hypotheses, running analytics against a body of data. All of this allows experts to make more informed decisions.

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Top Three Reasons To Invest In Training

Posted by Julie - on Thu, Feb 23, 2017

I know what you are going to say.

“Training! I don’t have time for training!”

However, the reality is, you don’t have time NOT to train!

Training is your friend… and here is why:

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