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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
Health care providers are faced with an increasing need to address the management of individuals with multiple co-existing diseases or chronic conditions.
You're checking out a patient and scheduling a return visit, but the provider's schedule isn't set up for another year. What do you do? Recall Plans can assist your practice with scheduling return visits and tracking them within NextGen. We will cover what Recall Plans are and how to set them up in Practice Management.