Physicians work tirelessly trying to provide their patients with the best possible care. The physical exam is just the start. Keeping up with patient history and taking care to enter accurate updates to the patient record can be critical for patient health. That is why "Note Bloat" has become such a problem today.Read More
The Mindware Connection
Making Your Office More Productive and Efficient JUST USING YOUR VOICE!
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That is two strikes against the outdated doctor and additionally for the insurance program that lists this doctor!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!"Read More
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.Read More
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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...Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
- 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.
- 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)
- Quality – Replaces Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) Requires reporting on six quality measures, or one specific or subspecialty specific measure set.
- Clinical Improvement Activities – New Category - Four medium weighted or two high-weighted activities to receive full credit.
- Advancing Care Information – Replaces Meaningful Use (MU) Using Certified Electronic Health Record Technology (CEHRT) report on five required measures.
- Cost – Replaces the Value-Based Modifier (Will be calculated in 2017, but will not determine payment adjustment until 2018.)
APM – Alternative Payment Model
AAPM– Advanced Alternative Payment Mode
EC – Eligible Clinician
ACI – Advancing Care Information
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.Read More
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.