Recent Blog Posts

Effects of COVID-19 on Telehealth

Published: December 7, 2020

COVID-19 has created drastic changes in the Healthcare Industry as a whole. Hospitals, physician offices, clinics, and outpatient departments have all seen their patient volume decrease, mainly due to patients being worried to leave their homes to go to a doctor’s appointment. Obviously, an understandable fear of potentially contracting COVID, among other reasons. As a...  read more


The Online Appointment

Published: November 8, 2017

LOST REFERRALS = LOST REVENUE:  Series (3 of 5)   Previously we talked about the Distracted Patient who winds up visiting the online profile of a competing provider.  Now we discuss the trends and benefits of Online Appointment Scheduling. For many years, the typical phone call placed to a doctor’s office goes something like this:...  read more


Is Your Medical Practice Website HIPAA Compliant?

Published: January 9, 2015

When it comes to medical practice websites, security is everything. Medical practices need to trust that their website is hosted on a secure server, where their patient's information will not be breached. ClearDATA is the only HIPAA compliant secure website host. Fortunately, all of Dr. Leonardo's sites are hosted with ClearDATA, thus putting any of...  read more


Patient Reviews Matter Online

Published: November 20, 2014

According to a 2013 study conducted by Software Advice, more and more patients are choosing physicians based off of online reviews. Recently, the same company conducted a similar study to see how patients' use of online reviews has changed throughout 2014. Overall, the study found that online reviews of physicians are increasingly valuable to patients....  read more


Understanding EHR Meaningful Use Hardship

Published: November 12, 2014

Beginning in 2015, doctors who do not demonstrate meaningful use of an accredited electronic health record (EHR) system will be charged a penalty. Meanwhile, doctors who demonstrate meaningful use of an EHR system will receive certain financial incentives. According to a recent report from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the federal agency...  read more


EHR Improves the Patient Experience, According to Recent Survey

Published: November 10, 2014

Does it make a difference to your patients whether your practice uses an EHR or paper records? According to a recent survey by leading information technology research firm Software Advice, it does. Software Advice found that many physicians are still hesitant to utilize EHRs in the exam room. Even in practices where EHR software has...  read more


More Doctors Report Satisfaction with Mobile EHR, According to Recent Survey

Published: November 7, 2014

Could you be happier with your EHR system? A recent research survey, conducted by leading information technology research company Software Advice, suggests you could. Software Advice asked nearly 600 physicians to rate their level of satisfaction with their EHR, along with the benefits and challenges they faced implementing the technology into their practice. The main...  read more


Increasing Demand for EHR Access on Mobile Devices

Published: October 27, 2014

Doctors and patients are reporting an increased demand for easy electronic health record (EHR) access from mobile devices. Physicians are often working off of tablet-friendly systems in office and hospital settings, and making the option available for patients is increasingly attractive. People are often accessing the Web for information from their mobile devices, so why...  read more


EMR and EHR: What are the Differences?

Published: October 24, 2014

Due to changes in the healthcare industry over the years, many doctors and healthcare practices are now making the change to electronic medical records (EMR) and electronic health records (EHR). While many doctors use the terms EMR and EHR interchangeably, EMR and EHR are distinguished from one another in several ways. EMR vs. EHR: The...  read more


Electronic Health Records Reduce Hospital Readmission

Published: October 17, 2014

Electronic Health Records (EHR) provide patients with the ability to securely view all of their medical information electronically. Furthermore, electronic health records allow doctors to improve their quality of patient care, and improve efficiency in their practice. In addition to improving patient care, the data contained within the patient's EHR can provide vital information about...  read more