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Issue #3 - November 28, 2012

Practice Management Tips and Resources

EHR, Emails Can Make or Break Your Practice's Success

When implementing or updating your practice's electronic health record (EHR) system, an independent think tank cautions that sometimes the prescribed cure to a practice's communications problems may make them sicker.

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Know What a Medicare ACO is Before You Jump

With the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) predicting the number of affordable care organizations (ACOs) will double to 300 by the end of 2012, it is time to start thinking about what you and your providers need to do to become Medicare ACO partners.

How does a Medicare ACO function and how will it potentially affect your office?

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Enterprise Architecture Can Be Applied to Practices

Sometimes complex communication in a large practice mimics the Tower of Babel. When that happens, a solution may be adopting some enterprise architecture (EA) strategies of hospitals.

EA is strategic business planning used by an organization to uniformly align business and IT goals across the entire organization. It includes all aspects of implementing a technical strategy to reach a set goal typically related to new technology. Scaled down and adapted to the mid-sized or large physician group or practice, EA can prove a valuable tool during the chaos of implementation.

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In This Issue
EHRs, Emails
Medicare ACOs
Enterprise Architecture

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