on July 7, 2022 | By The InteliChart Team
Patient-centric (or patient-centered) care is a concept that comes up again and again in healthcare today, but it’s more than just a catchy phrase—it’s the way of the future. Many healthcare practices have caught on, with an increasing number of providers implementing processes and technologies to transition to patient-centric care delivery. Let’s talk about patient-centric care: what it is, why it’s important, and five different examples you can start implementing today.
on June 22, 2022 | By The InteliChart Team
The patient intake process can be quite cumbersome and can cause headaches for your already-strained ancillary medical staff and patients. Paper forms are slow, prone to error, and simply outdated. These days, it seems like nearly everything is going digital—why shouldn’t your patient intake process follow suit? Plus, amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the last thing your patients want to do is sit in a waiting room filling out paperwork with a pen and clipboard that could be covered in germs. Fortunately, digitizing your patient intake process can help mitigate many of these challenges while offering several additional benefits for patients, practices, and providers. Let’s talk about why it's time to digitize your patient intake process.
on April 22, 2021 | By Wendy Bartlett
Manual, inefficient workflows are a thing of the past in almost every industry, and healthcare is no exception. Automation in healthcare is nothing new: Technological advances have completely changed the game, enabling practices and providers to streamline time-consuming processes and improve their operations. Although many are already taking advantage of technology to automate manual workflows, some are not quite there yet. The truth is, the degree to which you embrace technology to work more efficiently can make or break your practice, so the sooner you get on board, the better.
on April 8, 2021 | By Wendy Bartlett
Healthcare practices and providers have access to more data today than ever before. Real-time data housed in electronic health records (EHRs) and software with robust reporting capabilities has changed how we approach patient care in numerous ways, from helping identify vulnerable, high-risk individuals, to operating more efficiently and proactively managing the health of populations.
on April 6, 2021 | By Wendy Bartlett
Electronic health records (EHRs) are an integral component in today’s healthcare industry, offering numerous benefits to practices, providers, and patients alike. Even though patients don’t directly interact with the EHR their provider uses, it can still have a profound impact on their care quality, health outcomes, and overall experience with your practice—for better or for worse. Using an EHR that’s not effectively designed to support patient care can have several potentially negative implications. It’s up to you to ensure your EHR’s impact is positive as opposed to a deterrent to delivering top-quality care. Here’s how EHRs can negatively impact patient care and what your practice can do to take action.
on December 1, 2020 | By Wendy Bartlett
The transition from volume-based to value-based care has been a key area of focus for healthcare leaders in recent years. Providers of all sizes, from small healthcare practices to large health systems, are looking for efficient and effective ways to embrace value-based reimbursement, overcome barriers, and improve their quality of care as a whole.
on November 10, 2020 | By Wendy Bartlett
COVID-19 has rapidly accelerated telehealth adoption, which has proven a highly effective alternative to in-person care throughout the pandemic. However, for many healthcare practices, virtual care services are still a relatively new initiative.
on October 13, 2020 | By Wendy Bartlett
Healthcare has never been more competitive than it is today. The rise of healthcare consumerism has completely changed the game. Modern consumers have higher expectations in terms of the cost, quality, and type of care they receive. They’re also more willing than ever before to switch providers in pursuit of a better care experience when those expectations aren’t being met.
on October 1, 2020 | By Wendy Bartlett
COVID-19 has uprooted many firmly held processes at healthcare practices, initiating a fundamental shift in the way care is delivered. Like so many other areas of our lives, the patient journey looks vastly different amid the health crisis.
on September 24, 2020 | By Wendy Bartlett
The healthcare industry is no stranger to change. From adopting new care-delivery and payment models to embracing modern technology and aligning with consumer expectations, it’s clear that today’s healthcare practices have their hands full.