IDS’ Longtime Commitment to Connected Healthcare Resounds at HIMSS 2015

For anyone who may have missed it—HIMSS was bigger, brighter and better attended than ever this year, with more than 40,000 industry members onsite and a record-breaking number of 1,300 exhibitors showcasing their offerings. According to Steve Leiber, HIMSS President and CEO, the major theme at this year’s event was “Connected Healthcare.”  Delivering a post-event…

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AbbaDox Exchange Addresses Lack of EHR Interoperability Easily and Cost-Effectively

Sharing Patient Records through an EHR—Huh? Dossier de santé électronique. Elektronische krankenakte. 電子健康記録. Say what??? Electronic health record! At this month’s Senate hearings focusing on EHRs and possible updates to the HITECH Act of 2009, the lack of interoperability—the inability of these systems to speak the same language–was cited as one of the major ongoing…

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Where’s Waldo?

Visualizing the Patient Care Process with Your Patient Portal   It’s 11 a.m. Do you know where your patients are? Did Mrs. Smith check in for her MRI or orthopedic exam? Did she complete it? How far along is she in her treatment plan? Is the image interpretation process progressing as it should? If your…

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The Physician Portal

Create a Digital Calling Card that Offers the Keys to the Kingdom The word has its root in the Middle Ages. Merriam Webster defines a portal as a “door or entrance: especially a grand or imposing one.” Originally, it denoted the gateway to a city, church or castle. When creating your physician portal—the digital doorway…

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AbbaDox EHR Awarded Stage 2 Meaningful Use Certification

AbbaDox EHR Awarded Stage 2 Meaningful Use Certification Delivers Meaning Well Beyond the Measures   It’s official—IDS has successfully completed the next major step in its ongoing commitment to creating a seamless, cloud-based IT platform enabling connectivity across the continuum-of-care. We are extremely pleased to announce that AbbaDox EHR 14 has received certification for Stage…

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RSNA 2014: Much Talk about Talk, Software Soars Skyward

We’ve heard it all before, but once again much of the big buzz at RSNA 2014 was about talking—about IT systems talking to one another with interoperability of data.   At the same time, radiology vendors  had their heads in the clouds and their feet were firmly planted on the ground, as virtual IT offerings expanded…

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Happy Birthday Radiology

Happy Birthday Radiology RSNA 2014 Celebrates Sharing. . . and Keeping It to Yourself RSNA 2014 was all about sharing—and not sharing! This year marked the 100th annual meeting of the Radiology Society of North America (RSNA), and the society celebrated by creating an atmosphere of connection and kinship, while bringing history to life. Attendees…

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The Customer Comes First

Streamlining the Referral Process with a Physician Portal It should go without saying—but is too often overlooked.  The easier you make the referral process, the more patients you are likely to have referred. After all, in this age of healthcare reform, almost every medical practice is challenged to make the most of its time, and…

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The Customer Comes First

Catering to Your Referrers with Advanced Reporting and Speech Recognition   Welcome to the first installment in our series   Although it’s often just a single sheet of paper or digital document, the referring physician’s final report is among the most crucial factors affecting your referral stream and the profitability of your practice.  If your…

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The Customer Comes First

. . . Practicing Medicine with a Retailer’s Mindset – Part II   The rules of medicine have changed.  To remain successful, physicians must be concerned with not only quality-of-care but also the quality of the referrer and patient experience. Consider these strategies for leveraging technology to deliver an extra measure of customer service to…

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