CEO Perspective by Charu G. Raheja, PhD
It’s hard to believe that it is already November, as it seems the summer just started! With the Open Enrollment website issues , this is certain to be a busy, and probably confusing time for many. I hope that our recent articles provided information and resources to assist you in answering your questions about the Affordable Care Act, as well as those of your patients.
Telehealth Checklists: Staying on Track Across the Miles
This AnswerStat Aug/Sep 2013 cover story discusses how healthcare checklists have reduced medical complications, saved countless lives, and conserved billions of dollars.
Message from the Medical Director and COO by Ravi K. Raheja, MD
During my medical career, I have observed numerous changes in healthcare— particularly in the development of technology. Over the past 10 years, technology has provided patients with countless resources for obtaining healthcare information, and care options (such as minute clinics offered by some pharmacies).
HIPAA Compliance Rules: Are You in Compliance?
With increases in enforcement, and large fines for infractions, it is crucial that all providers, their business partners, and sub-contractors know and abide by the new rules.
Comments on the URAC Annual Quality Summit by Ravi K. Raheja, MD
Dr. Ravi Raheja comments on some of the key points from the URAC Annual Quality Summit held Sept. 30-Oct. 2, 2013 to help individuals and doctors navigate the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Law.
Case Study: Saving Lives with Telephone Triage by Charu Raheja, PhD and Carla Price, RN, BSN
Featured in Answerstat Oct-Nov issue, this article makes the case for nurse triage saving lives vis-a-vis the increasing pressure to minimize unnecessary use of ERs, and the high financial burden on the U.S. healthcare system. Click to read the rest of the article.
Telephone Tips for Nurses
…Since phone calls are often the first interaction with new clients, it is important to make sure all employees know what to say, and how to say it. The greeting and closing of a call can make or break a caller’s trust in your company.
Provider input is an integral part of development, selection, and implementation
All frustrations, finances, and growing pains aside, EHRs have the potential to revolutionize healthcare on numerous levels.
Keeping Your Staff Happy and Productive: Save Your Group up to $48K per Nurse
Happy staff save healthcare dollars. Learning how to engage staff effectively can keep them happy and productive by reducing turnover and retaining knowledgeable, quality employees.
Tech IQ: A review of common tech terms health professionals should know
A short dictionary of current tech terms may help you keep up with the times.