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NextGen EHR Orders Module - Tips to Streamline Patient Care

Posted by Nicole Miller on Oct 19, 2021 11:28:27 AM

Is your practice clicking or creating a lot of steps when creating ordersHow can we make it more user-friendly, streamlined, and efficient? Does your staff know how to configure and setup favorites in the NextGen Electronic Health Record (EHR) Orders Module? If you missed the recent session in the OSIS Webinar Series – Getting the Most Out of The Orders Module, this post discusses how the NextGen Orders Module can be set up more efficiently to reduce provider and staff clicks when ordering and managing tests and results 

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Topics: EHR, Community Health Center, FQHC, NextGen Optimization, NextGen EHR

Workable Tasks to Optimize Your NextGen Experience

Posted by Nicole Miller on Aug 16, 2021 12:20:15 PM

Are you using NextGen Practice Management (PM) Tasks functionality to its full capacity? Does your staff know how to configure and use tasks to assist patients with their individual needs? In this post, we will discuss how workable tasks can be designed to the business rules and policies for your  organization and walk-through initial setup and workflow.

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Topics: EPM, FQHC, NextGen Optimization

NextGen and Appropriate Use Criteria – Are You Ready?

Posted by Nicole Miller on Jun 28, 2021 2:59:35 PM

Appropriate Use Criteria (AUC) impacts physician offices, hospital outpatient departments (including emergency departments), ambulatory surgical centers, and any other provider-led outpatient setting determined appropriate by the Secretary of Health and Human Services. In this post, we will discuss some FAQs we receive at OSIS about AUC – the clinical decision support (CDS) tool that provides advanced diagnostic test recommendations based on clinical criteria from within the patient chart.  We will also review how to configure AUC within NextGen® Healthcare EHR to help implement this new workflow into your health center. 

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Topics: EHR, Community Health Center, NextGen Optimization, CMS, AUC, Appropriate Use Criteria (AUC)

HIPAA Protected Documentation and the NextGen PHI Log

Posted by Nicole Miller on Mar 8, 2021 9:00:00 AM

In this article, we will highlight Right of Access in the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Security Rule and the NextGen PHI Log, a template in NextGen to use when releasing protected health information (PHI)Before we review the NextGen PHI Log, we will highlight key HIPAA Privacy Rules, discuss HIPAA requirements for providing medical records to patients (Right of Access), and then review the NextGen PHI Log Template 

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Topics: EHR, Community Health Center, FQHC, NextGen Optimization, NextGen EHR

Leverage the PRAPARE Tool to Act on Social Determinants of Health

Posted by Nicole Miller on Oct 27, 2020 6:00:00 AM

Presently in a pandemic, community health centers are reimagining and adjusting how they assess and address patient Social Determinants of Health.  The Protocol for Responding to and Assessing Patient’s Assets, Risks and Experiences (PRAPARE) is a national effort to help health centers collect the data needed to better understand and act on patient’s social determinants of health.   Here we will discuss and demonstrate how to use the PRAPARE tool in NextGen to align with national initiatives proposed under Meaningful Use, Clinical Coding ICD-10, and Health Centers’ Uniform Data System (UDS) 

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Topics: EHR, Community Health Center, FQHC, NextGen Optimization, PRAPARE

Reducing Provider and Staff Burnout with HIT Initiative

Posted by Nicole Miller on Sep 21, 2020 8:00:00 AM

Provider and staff burnout was a hot topic in healthcare prior to COVID-19.  Reports indicated emotional exhaustion and a low sense of personal fulfillment from work. This in turn makes it harder to connect with patients leading to lower patient satisfaction and poorer health outcomes. During the pandemic, this has become an even bigger topic of discussion in the healthcare industry. Employees' burnout adversely affects employees' morale resulting in low employee retention.  

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Topics: PCMH, EHR, Community Health Center, NextGen Optimization

NextGen Mobile – Reduces Burden and Improves Physician EHR Experience

Posted by Nicole Miller on Sep 21, 2020 8:00:00 AM

Physicians seek the ability to access patient information at their fingertips when they need it and in a timely manner.  Providers have discovered that NextGen Mobile complements clinical workflows through their easy and intuitive cloud-based platform  

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Topics: EHR, Community Health Center, NextGen Optimization

Immunizing Your Practice Against Poor Vaccine Management

Posted by Nicole Miller on Aug 18, 2020 1:14:04 PM

As the weather changes and children return to school, vaccine inventory may be a daunting and time-consuming task for your practice. Here we will discuss how to manage your Vaccine Inventory in your practice.

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Topics: EHR, Community Health Center, NextGen Optimization

Best Practices to Managing National Drug Codes in NextGen

Posted by Nicole Miller on Aug 18, 2020 1:13:41 PM
The daily update to the National Drug Code Directory likely causes a headache for many practices. According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Drug products are identified and reported using a unique, three-segment number called the National Drug Code (NDC), which serves as a universal product identifier for drugs.   The NDC Library in NextGen is used to define the information needed by payers on claims in Practice Management for drug related CPT/HCPCS codes.   
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Topics: EPM, Community Health Center, NextGen Optimization

How to Use the Chronic Conditions Workflow Template

Posted by Nicole Miller on Jul 29, 2020 10:37:49 AM

Health care providers are faced with an increasing need to address the management of individuals with multiple co-existing diseases or chronic conditions. 

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Topics: EHR, Community Health Center, NextGen Optimization