Does your EMR force you out of compliance?

I admit it, I’m blessed to work in a state (WA) that does not require collaboration for practice or for prescriptive activities. However, many of my colleagues are not so lucky. I recently spoke with an Scharmaine Lawson Baker, NP in Louisiana – a collaborative practice state where she is required to have her collaborating …

Improving Productivity with an Online Fax

Fax Machines. They have been such an integral part of any health care office, it’s hard to imagine functioning without one. They have been a core part of communication between pharmacies, hospitals, labs, imaging services and of course medical offices.  However, times are changing. In most cases, we no longer receive faxes from pharmacies (unless …

13 Tips to Choosing an EMR

Nurse Practitioners often ask me “which EMR should I choose”? The answer to that question is dependent on an infinite number of variables, but it all boils down to using the one that is right for you, and thus the answer is “it depends”.  Finding and using the right EMR can have far reaching implications …

Clinicians Business Tip: Documentation Made Easy!

I have never spoken to a nurse practitioner, physician assistant, physician or other clinician that enjoys documentation. And it seems that since going to EMR’s, I hear even more grumbling about documentation than ever. Some people abhor templates, other’s don’t type well and get further behind. If you use voice recognition software, you are likely aware …

Office Ally

All practices need a system for billing and tracking their income. You really cannot do without it. I know…we tried to use regular accounting software (Quick Books), but it just can’t do what you need it to do. Not in the arena of practice management anyway. And a spread sheet just can’t cut it.