EHR Implementation: What Works?

April 17th, 2017 by Kareo

Come join us at the next #KareoChat on Thursday, April 20 at 9 AM PT, when host Amelia Roberts @RN_Solutions will guide us through a conversation about what’s working in EHR implementation. The transition to electronic health records has come with its share of challenges for independent practices, but it’s important to note what’s working and what you’d like to see more of.

Here are the chat questions to help you prepare your thoughts and join the conversation.

1. What works with planning an EHR go live?
2. What works with end user buy-in?
3. What works with pre-go-live EHR training?
4. What works with user adoption for those less savvy with tech?
5. What works for onsite go-live support?
6. What works for post-implementation/ongoing support product changes?
Bring your questions, post them to #KareoChat ahead of time, or tweet them to the host @RN_Solutions and @GoKareo. Hope to see you there!

About the Host

@RN_Solutions

Amelia Roberts, BSN RN is a uniquely experienced content strategist, online community manager, and active participant in healthcare social media research and mhealth app design. Previous work in the business world showed her that many professionals were uncomfortable using social media as a tool for strategic business relationship development. Amelia is a fourth generation educator who loves to teach her clients how to stay relevant in this rapidly changing healthcare landscape. She can be found on Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat @RN_Solutions.

For further reading, see EHR Implementation: A Small Practice Guide.

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Possible HHS-Driven Changes After Failed Repeal of ACA

April 11th, 2017 by Kareo

Come join us at the next #KareoChat on Thursday, April 13 at 9 AM PT, hosted by @drtom_kareo to guide us through a conversation about what changes Health and Human Services (HHS) could still have in store for healthcare policies, even after the failed repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Participants will discuss what patients and providers can expect as the ACA changes under HHS rule and the Trump administration, and how these changes will shape the future and direction of healthcare.

Here are the chat questions to help you prepare your thoughts and join the conversation.

  1. What power does HHS have to adjust ACA rules and drive changes?
  2. What are the stated areas of change by HSS?
  3. What will be the impact of these changes to exchanges?
  4. What will be the impact of these changes to the consumer?
  5. What will be the impact of these changes to the provider?

Bring your questions, post them to #KareoChat ahead of time, or tweet them to the host @drtom_kareo and @GoKareo. Hope to see you there!

About the Host

Dr. Tom GiannulliTom Giannulli, M.D., M.S., is the chief medical information officer at Kareo. He is a respected innovator in the medical technology arena with more than 15 years of deep experience in mobile technology and medical software development. Previously, Tom was chief medical information officer at Epocrates and he was the founder and chief executive officer of Caretools, which developed the first iPhone-based EHR. Prior to that, Tom drove a number of key mobile healthcare technology innovations as VP of Advanced Research for Data Critical and the founder and CEO of Physix. He holds a M.S. in biomedical engineering from the University of Utah and earned his M.D. from the University of Texas at Houston where he completed his residency in internal medicine.

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Evaluating and Improving Patient Care

April 4th, 2017 by Kareo

Come join us at the next #KareoChat on Thursday, April 6 at 9 AM PT, hosted by @melissarvh to guide us through a conversation about evaluating and improving patient care, from the patient’s perspective.

Here are the chat questions to help you prepare your thoughts and join the conversation.

  1. What factors should be considered in evaluating physician-provided care? What constitutes “good” care?
  2. Who are the major players responsible for ensuring patients have seamless care?
  3. What role does the patient play in ensuring best possible care & outcomes? Who advocates for the patient? Who coordinates care?
  4. What incentives exist (or should) to ensure all players are invested in providing the best possible care & outcomes?
  5. How can healthcare technology & IT systems assist in providing the patient uninterrupted care?
  6. Does quality care always translate to better patient outcomes? Why or why not? How do we factor in patient satisfaction?

Bring your questions, post them to #KareoChat ahead of time, or tweet them to the host @melissarvh and @GoKareo. Hope to see you there!

Melissa VanHouten

About the Host

Melissa VanHouten is a wife and mother who was diagnosed with gastroparesis in February 2014.  She is a former university political science instructor and corporate trainer.  As the creator and administrator of several online support and advocacy groups, she now spends her days advocating for those who struggle to live with the sometimes devastating and life-altering effects of gastroparesis.

“As a patient and advocate, I have encountered many dedicated, compassionate physicians, administrators, policymakers, and other players in the healthcare field who are committed to providing the best possible care and outcomes for patients,” says VanHouten. “Unfortunately, I have also witnessed the devastating effects breakdowns in our healthcare system. The importance of evaluating, analyzing, and addressing these breakdowns in care and finding solutions cannot be overestimated in terms of patient care.”

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SEO and Social Media for Practice Promotion and Growth

March 28th, 2017 by Kareo

Come join us at the next #KareoChat on Thursday, March 30 at 9 a.m. (Pacific), hosted by @ShereesePubHlth who will guide us through a conversation about SEO and Social Media for Practice Promotion and Growth.

Marketing is a topic that’s really starting to keep small practices up at night. SEO is vital to the visibility and engagement strategy of any healthcare provider, but smaller and independent practices are particularly affected by lack of presence online. This chat will look at how to form a strategy, measure your strategy’s effectiveness, view ROIs, and implement corrective measures when time is of the essence.

Here are some chat questions to help you prepare your thoughts and join the conversation:

  1. Why is social media optimization important to small and independent practices?
  2. Many solo practices haven’t yet claimed a website. How do we create buy-in for this vital tool?
  3. Time being a factor, how do we explain SEO to HCPs?
  4. What metrics are important for healthcare providers?
  5. What are some go-to strategies for increasing web traffic?
  6. How do practices get others to contribute to your SEO strategy?
  7. If a current SEO or content marketing strategy fails, what’s next?

Bring your questions, post them to #KareoChat ahead of time, or tweet them to the host @ShereesePubHlth and @GoKareo. Hope to see you there!

Shareese Maynard

About the Host

Shereese Maynard, MS, MBA, is the Chief Healthcare Strategist and Quality Assurance Director for EnvisionCare Strategies in the DC area. She works nationwide with provider entities, assisting in the development of program models, HIT adoption, marketing strategies, and training.

 

 

 

 

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#HIMSS17: Sore feet, excited faces and healthcare surprises

February 28th, 2017 by Kareo

Did you attend HIMSS last week? What were you excited to see? At the next #KareoChat on Thursday, March 2nd at 9AM PT, @wilson_to will lead a discussion about #HIMSS17. Come join us to talk all things #HIMSS17 with @wilson_to and @GoKareo at #KareoChat.

 

 

 

Here are the chat questions to help you prepare your thoughts and join the conversation:

    1. What were the most exciting news and exhibits of #HIMSS17? @wilson_to #KareoChat #HealthIT #hcsm #hitsm #healthcare
    2. What was the resonating theme from the #HIT community? @wilson_to #KareoChat #HIMSS17 #HealthIT #Healthcare
    3. What were some key takeaways from #HIMSS17? @wilson_to #KareoChat #HIT #HealthIT #healthcare
    4. How have we advanced the #HIT agenda since #HIMSS last year? @wilson_to #KareoChat #HealthIT
    5. What is the #HIT dialogue that is to be had across the industry that will carry us through #HIMSS 2018? @wilson_to #KareoChat
    6. Looking to #HIMSS 2018, what are some program topics you’d like to see added? @wilson_to #KareoChat #HIMSS17 #HealthIT

BONUS: How many steps did you log at #HIMSS17 this year? @wilson_to #kareochat #health #countingsteps #stayfit #hcsm

Bring your questions, post them to #KareoChat ahead of time, or tweet them to the host @wilson_to or @GoKareo. Hope to see you there!

About the Host

wilson to

Wilson leads the healthcare and life sciences business for @awsmarketplace. He has an extensive experience in #healthIT, stemming from his professional roots in product management at @Caradigm and @QuintilesIMS, and academic background in pathology from @ucdavis. He is deeply passionate about healthcare and technology, and has been heavily involved with the development of different award-winning products which have touched the lives of millions around the world. His projects have been recognized and showcased by many, including the White House and European Commission as examples of technology’s impact in healthcare.

 

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