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American Rescue Plan Act -  Funding for Health Centers

Posted by Nicole Miller on Apr 5, 2021 4:49:33 PM

On March 11, 2021 the White House signed into law the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, also called the COVID-19 Stimulus Package, a $1.9 trillion economic stimulus in hopes to speed up the United States’ recovery from the economic and health effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. The package builds on the first of several measures in the CARES Act starting in March 2020 and the Consolidated Appropriations Act starting in December 2020.

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Topics: Community Health Center, FQHC, American Rescue Plan Act

Hidden Gems of NextGen EHR

Posted by Nicole Miller on Apr 5, 2021 8:00:00 AM

In NextGen, “hidden gems” are considered features that are not obvious points in the workflow but add value and efficiency. In some cases, “hidden gems” are not truly hidden, they are simply forgotten because they are not used frequently. In this article, we highlight 15 NextGen EHR features that can improve users' daily workflows to focus on patient care.

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Topics: EHR, Community Health Center, FQHC

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 Medication Module - Configurations to Consider

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

To maximize the EHR Medication Module’s potential and to help streamline your processes, we drawn together some unique settings, preferences, and workflow options that are available. The Medication Module can be used for medication reconciliation, troubleshooting medication dispensing issues, importing Medication History, and more.  

In this article, we will discuss how to make the Medication Module work for you by adjusting specific User-Level Configuration and Practice Configuration preferences.

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Topics: EHR, Community Health Center, FQHC

Consolidated Appropriations Act and Community Health Centers

Posted by Nicole Miller on Jan 29, 2021 2:00:02 PM

If we’ve learned anything since 2020, it’s that the unthinkable can happen. For years now, Health Centers were at risk of losing funding, but this year a three-year mandatory initiative was passed with additional “Health Related funding opportunities. Finally, the resources are being guaranteed to ensure the future success of Community Health Centers. 

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Topics: Community Health Center, FQHC, COVID-19

COVID-19 Vaccine Myths vs. Facts

Posted by Nicole Miller on Jan 29, 2021 1:59:32 PM
COVID-19 Vaccine

Just as what seemed to be a never-ending year was coming to a close, science stepped up to make historyOn December 11, 2020, thanks to Operation Warp Speedthe U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted emergency use authorization (EUA) to enable distribution to begin for the first COVID-19 vaccine from Pfizer/BioNtech. Then on December 18, 2020, the FDA administered another EUA for the second COVID-19 vaccine from Moderna

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Topics: Community Health Center, FQHC, COVID-19 Vaccine

NextGen® Electronic Dental Record – Documentation Basics

Posted by Nicole Miller on Dec 29, 2020 11:29:05 AM

The NextGen Electronic Dental Record (EDR) is an asset for Community Health Centers that provides improved collaboration and maximizes patient data within your practice. Virtually everyone in your organization uses your electronic system(s) to capture, share, and leverage data—from clinical information, to protected health information (PHI), to financial/claims data. 

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Topics: Community Health Center, FQHC, NextGen EDR

NEW OSIS NextGen Interface to the AccuVax® Vaccine Management System

Posted by Nicole Miller on Dec 29, 2020 11:21:26 AM

Community Health Centers (CHCs) can often find vaccine management a struggle in their practices. Maintaining vaccine supplies may be a challenge to ensure they are administering safe vaccines to the communities they serve. Vaccines prevent diseases that can be very serious. With flu vaccines, immunizations, and even the COVID-19 vaccine, health centers are looking for new ways to Vaccinate with Confidence. In hopes to reduce vaccine waste, loss, and help the bottom line, health centers are turning to the AccuVax Vaccine Management System.

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Topics: EHR, Community Health Center, FQHC, AccuVax, Vaccine Management

Keep your Practice Safe from Cybersecurity Threats

Posted by Nicole Miller on Nov 30, 2020 11:35:15 AM

Health Centers continually face evolving cyberthreats that put patients and employees at risk.  To assess cybersecurity, health centers should view it as a patient safety enterprise risk and instill it into the existing environment and the organization’s daily governance. To ensure your organization protects patient security and privacy while delivering high-quality care, it is important to align patient safety and cybersecurity initiatives within an organization.  

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Topics: Community Health Center, FQHC, Cybersecurity

Telehealth Visit Etiquette Checklist

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

 

Teledoctoring GIF

After months of treating patients through Telehealth, we now have a clearer idea of how to treat patients electronically. Given the new normal, we have learned that each patient visit is unique. Patients can be seen for symptom triage, care for chronic conditions, lab results, lifestyle management, post-operative treatments, treatment protocols, behavioral health, group education consults, after-hours care, and more. Telehealth is a bit different from the picture to the right from 1954, but as technology evolves, we’re essentially moving in that direction.

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Topics: EHR, Community Health Center, FQHC, telehealth