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How to Choose an SMS Provider
For over 15 years, short message service (SMS) has been a quick and reliable way to receive and deliver information@anytime, anywhere. Today, SMS helps provide

patient locator  questions and problems, be patient and thorough in answering inquiries and have fast response times. The quality of customer service is a reflection of the company's quality and the importance it places in this aspect. To find out if SMS provider’s customer service is up to your expectations a good way is to email a few questions to them while testing the service. Here are a few things to consider: • Do they have a 24/7/365 technical support? • Do they offer a hotline number to report any problems?

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Electronic Medical Records (EMR) for the Health Care Industry

Electronic Medical Records (EMR) assists physicians and other clinicians document patient care for current visits and provides access to patient clinical history. Sometimes may be referred to as computerized patient records (CPR). 

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An Approach to HIPAA 5010 conversion


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patient locator  focus is to address patient privacy rights, health insurance portability, and the administration simplification of health care payers. Health care electronic data interchange (EDI) transactions such as eligibility, claim status, referrals, claims, remittances, member enrollment and maintenance, and premium payments are all impacted by the regulation. This paper discusses HIPAA drivers, compliance schedule, changes, impacts on various stakeholders, benefits of adoption, and approaches to successful Read More

Is It Time to Purchase a New ERP?


For decades, enterprise resource planning (ERP) replacement has been compared to brain surgery: You just don't do it unless the patient is dying. So how do you know when it really is the time to invest in a new ERP system? Download this white paper to find out.

patient locator  do it unless the patient is dying. So how do you know when it really is the time to invest in a new ERP system? Download this white paper to find out. Read More

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How Can Business Intelligence Benefit Small to Medium Businesses?


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patient locator  to aggregate all the patient data and history so that if a patient comes in, the doctor has all the information about the patient's conditions, previous medications, [and] reactions to [them]. One of the things that they said is that now that they have armed the physician with all the informational ammunition, they're now able to not only provide greater quality of patient care, but what they've said is [that] business intelligence literally helps save the lives of patients. Now the question is, how do Read More

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patient locator  referring to when a patient experiences pain in amputated limb, users of old AS/400 systems still struggle with issues that have been solved years ago. The IT world is very different now. Existing AS/400 users will be surprised at how significantly ERP systems have changed and how far they have progressed since the days of green-black screens. Read More

The Prescription to Buying an EMR Solution to Improve Patient Care and Staff Productivity


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patient locator  Acquiring Location Intelligence to Make Better Business Decisions In his search for better geocoding technology, Grauberger discovered several providers including Melissa Data Corp. Based in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA, Melissa Data provides easy-to-use and cost-effective data quality solutions with emphasis on address and phone verification, postal encoding, and data enhancements. Source : Melissa Data Resources Related to Geocoding: Acquiring Location Intelligence to Make Better Business Read More

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