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Welcome to the iSALUS Healthcare blog. Providing informative Healthcare IT insights to help Physicians practice medicine.

Electronic Faxing - Do or Don't?

Electronic Faxing - Do or Don't?

Technology has changed for pretty much every aspect of today's healthcare practice and the same holds true for the good old fax machine. We were all pretty impressed when the fax advanced from a roll of thermal printing paper to regular copy paper, but now the tech world has taken us way beyond even that. Today, we don’t have to leave our desk to send and receive faxes.

ICD-10 Readiness:  Why Physicians Don't Need to Worry

ICD-10 Readiness: Why Physicians Don't Need to Worry

With ICD-10 right in front of us, it’s more important than ever to accurately assess the billing cycle within your practice. Simple coding mistakes after October 1, 2015 can add up quickly to create massive delays in revenue. Seems a bit scary right? Especially with all of the discussions popping up in the healthcare news warning us about thousands of codes, achieving ICD-10 readiness and how difficult the transition will be.

How Can Automated Appointment Reminders Increase Your Bottom Line?

How Can Automated Appointment Reminders Increase Your Bottom Line?

A long time ago, healthcare providers realized that appointment reminders decreased the no-show rates amongst patients. However, the time it took to pick up a phone and call each patient lead to expensive increases in staff and often required you to leave a voicemail that may or may not get listened to. Then 20 years ago a little thing called the “text message” was invented and when coupled with call automation, the two completely changed the way the world communicates today.

The #1 Need in Physician Practices Today And It's Not an EHR

The #1 Need in Physician Practices Today And It's Not an EHR

In working with thousands of physician practices over the past 5 years, I've found one need that is almost universal. From struggling to engage patients, fighting insurance companies for fair reimbursement, battling EHR implementation, to the basics of being able to sit down and confidently balance their "checkbook;" challenges sometimes seem to be insurmountable. Without fail, no matter who I reach in the office, the biggest need I see Healthcare professionals looking for is HELP!

Medical Billing: Outsource or In-house?

Medical Billing: Outsource or In-house?

The way you choose to manage your practice's medical billing can make or break you. The cashflow you generate through the services your render is the lifeblood of your practice and what allows you to treat any patients at all. The biggest question you need to ask yourself with regard to the financial health of your practice is whether you should outsource, or keep your medical billing In-house.

New E-Book from iSALUS Healthcare: ICD-10 Readiness in 6 Steps

New E-Book from iSALUS Healthcare: ICD-10 Readiness in 6 Steps

As it looks right now, ICD-10 is coming. For all of the naysayers who have depended on another delay and intentionally avoided getting ready, it’s time to face the music. Thankfully, we’ve taken the intimidation right out of ICD-10 by breaking it down into six little molehills that you can address one at a time. In this eBook, we’ll look at each step individually and explain how your office can be ready to sail right on through the transition to ICD-10 without a hitch.

3 Productivity Drains on Modern Medical Practice Management

3 Productivity Drains on Modern Medical Practice Management

The Modern Medical Practice is faced with a long list of problems which can make it difficult to stay focused and productive. Issues can pop up where they are least expected and can be difficult to juggle. Technology can be one of the best ways to help bridge the gap between scrambling to put out the hundreds of fires that ignite each month, and preventing fires from starting in the first place.

Memorial Day Teachings from a Fallen Hero - PFC Harold Gonsalves

Memorial Day Teachings from a Fallen Hero - PFC Harold Gonsalves

In observance of Memorial Day this weekend, let's remember that the holiday is about honoring our fallen warriors. To that end, this post is humbly & honorably dedicated to Medal of Honor recipient PFC Harold Gonsalves, a young Marine hero that gave his life during a battle in Okinawa, Japan in WWII, 1945, by selflessly jumping on a grenade to save his fellow Marines. Let's honor PFC Gonsalves' heroic sacrifice by reflecting upon how we can learn from him to make the world a better place