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CBT for Young Drinkers Reduces Symptoms of Insomnia

By InSync Healthcare Solutions on Oct 22, 2020 3:10:43 PM

More than half of young adults at risk for alcohol-related harm report symptoms of insomnia. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is one of the first-line treatments for insomnia, but it's never been tested on young adults who are actively drinking.

Topics: Telehealth Behavioral Health Software Substance Abuse News Release
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New Software Assesses Phonological Awareness

By InSync Healthcare Solutions on Oct 22, 2020 3:09:51 PM

Understanding sounds in language is a critical building block for child literacy, yet this skill is often overlooked. Researchers from Michigan State University (MSU) have recently developed software to assess children's phonological awareness (PA), which is how they process the sound structure of words.

Topics: speech therapy News Release
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Study Finds Self-Harm May be Socially Contagious Among Adolescents

By InSync Healthcare Solutions on Oct 9, 2020 4:18:48 PM

A new study led by University of Ottawa epidemiologist Dr. Ian Colman suggests non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI) may be contagious among teenagers, who are more likely to harm themselves when they know someone who has.

Topics: Behavioral Health Software News Release
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Telemedicine is Saving Chronic Pain Patients Time and Money

By InSync Healthcare Solutions on Oct 9, 2020 4:18:14 PM

A new study shows the effectiveness of telehealth for pain medicine specialists. Patients who saw a pain medicine specialist via telemedicine saved time and money and were highly satisfied with their experience, even before the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a study being presented at the ANESTHESIOLOGY 2020 annual meeting.

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Childhood Video Gaming Can Improve Working Memory Years Later

By InSync Healthcare Solutions on Oct 2, 2020 4:07:26 PM

A number of studies have shown how playing video games can lead to structural changes in the brain, including increasing the size of some regions, or to functional changes, such as activating the areas responsible for attention or visual-spatial skills. New research from Spain's Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC) has gone further to show how cognitive changes can take place even years after people stop playing.

Topics: Telehealth Behavioral Health Software speech therapy News Release Pediatrics
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Three Genes Predict Success of Naltrexone for Alcohol Use Disorder

By InSync Healthcare Solutions on Sep 25, 2020 3:07:56 PM

A new study from the Medical University of South Carolina states variation in just three brain genes predicts how well a medication will work in treating a patient with alcohol use disorder. Considering a patient's genetics could allow providers insight into which medications would be the most effective in controlling cravings and treating the disorder.

Topics: Behavioral Health Software e Prescribing Substance Abuse News Release
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Infants Born to COVID-19 Infected Mothers Show Few Adverse Outcomes

By InSync Healthcare Solutions on Sep 24, 2020 11:54:30 AM

A new study, published as a pre-publication in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases and led by researchers from the University of California - San Francisco, shows infants born to women with COVID-19 showed few adverse outcomes, in the first report in the country of infant outcomes through eight weeks of age. 

Topics: Ob Gyn Journal Articles News Release Pediatrics
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Patient Safety and the Second Victim

By InSync Healthcare Solutions on Sep 16, 2020 4:56:17 PM

The World Health Organization reports that patient harm causes as many deaths as tuberculosis and that 1 in 10 patients is harmed by a hospital stay. How then, do you improve patient safety in your medical organization without leaving your healthcare providers behind?

Topics: Provider Health and Wellness Telehealth Ob Gyn Journal Articles Behavioral Health Software Covid-19 speech therapy Substance Abuse Pediatrics Primary Care
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The Stress Reducing, Relaxing Case for Coloring

By InSync Healthcare Solutions on Sep 14, 2020 2:38:11 PM

In a world where we're constantly distracted by a never ending stream of information from our technology, phones, social media, work and relationships, it can be hard to focus and keep stress at bay. Studies have looked at if simple activities can offer temporary relief and mindfulness. One such trend is coloring books catered to adults, but do they help?

Topics: Telehealth Behavioral Health Software speech therapy Substance Abuse Primary Care
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3 Factors for Identifying Adolescent Girls at Risk of Self Injury

By InSync Healthcare Solutions on Sep 10, 2020 9:01:13 AM

A new study published in the Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry has shown that adolescent Nonsuicidal Self-Injury (NSSI) is a significant risk factor for suicidal behavior and an important clinical marker of psychopathology. The study reports three key factors prevalent among adolescents that could be used to predict the first occurence of NSSI over a three year period.

Topics: Telehealth Behavioral Health Software Substance Abuse News Release Pediatrics
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September 2020 Updates to the InSync Software

By InSync Healthcare Solutions on Sep 4, 2020 12:00:13 PM

We're constantly enhancing the InSync system and this month is no different. In fact, we've added over 1,300 features and enhancements to the system since 2018. In 2020 alone we've already released 296 new features. This month, there are several exciting new features in both the electronic medical records and practice management software.

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Skyrocketing Telehealth Visits Identify Biggest Holes in The System

By InSync Healthcare Solutions on Aug 27, 2020 8:24:32 AM

A recent study shows that 20% of older Americans had a telehealth appointment during the first three months of the COVID-19 outbreak. The majority of these visits were conducted via telemedicine software that allows video calls. In 2019, a similar study was conducted that showed only 4% of adults over the age of 50 used telehealth appointments. But two new studies show there are still places in America lacking access to care.

Topics: Practice Management Software Telehealth EHR Software Behavioral Health Software Physical Therapy News speech therapy Substance Abuse Primary Care
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3 Strategies For Success with Online Reviews From Patients

By InSync Healthcare Solutions on Aug 27, 2020 8:18:23 AM

Online reviews can be a huge benefit or your practice's worst nightmare. Much of this depends on how your practice handles them. In this article we'll review the latest data on patient created reviews and how to manage them to get the best results from those reviews.

Topics: Practice Management Software Medical Transcription Services Revenue Cycle Management Telehealth Ob Gyn Journal Articles Medical Billing Software EHR Software Behavioral Health Software Physical Therapy News speech therapy Pediatrics Primary Care
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Research Shows Alcohol Intoxication and Vocabulary Correlation

By InSync Healthcare Solutions on Aug 25, 2020 9:56:40 AM

A new study from Penn State University shows ties between the words used to describe alcohol intoxication and the drinking habits of those who use them. The results, recently published in the journal Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology lends insight to the drinking habits of young adults but could also help researchers and clinicians fine-tune their language used during substance abuse interventions and research studies.

Topics: Behavioral Health Software Substance Abuse News Release
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5 Things to Consider when Choosing a Telehealth Platform

By InSync Healthcare Solutions on Aug 21, 2020 10:58:24 AM

Choosing a telehealth platform can seem like an easy decision. However, for specialty practices there are long-term applications to consider beyond simply looking at telemedicine as a temporary solution. We've outlined five important things to consider before choosing a telehealth platform.

Topics: Practice Management Software Telehealth Ob Gyn Journal Articles Medical Billing Software EHR Software Behavioral Health Software Physical Therapy News Covid-19 Substance Abuse
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Recalling memories from a 3rd person perspective changes our brain

By InSync Healthcare Solutions on Aug 14, 2020 3:55:44 PM

Adopting a third-person, observer point of view when recalling your past activates different parts of your brain than recalling a memory seen through your own eyes, according to a new paper from the University of Alberta.

Topics: Behavioral Health Software News Release
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This Online Calculator Can Predict Your Patient's Stroke Risk

By InSync Healthcare Solutions on Aug 14, 2020 3:38:25 PM

A new study from the University of Virginia Health System shows that doctors can predict patients' risk for ischemic stroke based on the severity of their metabolic syndrome, a conglomeration of conditions that includes high blood pressure, abnormal cholesterol levels and excess body fat around the abdomen and waist.

Topics: Provider Health and Wellness News Release Primary Care
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Child Sleep Problems & Impaired Academic & Psychosocial Functioning

By InSync Healthcare Solutions on Aug 7, 2020 1:01:10 PM

A new study by researchers at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) has found that childhood sleep disturbances at any age are associated with diminished well-being by the time the children are 10 or 11 years old.

Topics: Behavioral Health Software Pediatrics
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Acute Depression, Stress, Anxiety Higher at Peak of Pandemic

By InSync Healthcare Solutions on Jul 30, 2020 3:00:12 PM

New evidence out of Australia shows elevated psychological distress, including depression and anxiety symptoms occurred during the peak of the COVID-19 outbreak. The new study was published July 28, 2020 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE, by Jill Newby and colleagues of the University of New South Wales at the Black Dog Institute, Sydney, Australia.

Topics: Provider Health and Wellness Behavioral Health Software Covid-19
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July 2020 Updates to the InSync EHR Software

By InSync Healthcare Solutions on Jul 28, 2020 3:51:47 PM

Each month we not only optimize our EHR/EMR software but we update and enhance it as well. This month is no exception with new features in both electronic health records as well as practice management functionalities that will truly enhance your medical practice, regardless of medical specialty.

Topics: Product Updates
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Memory & Addiction:  Shedding New Light

By InSync Healthcare Solutions on Jul 27, 2020 2:39:19 PM

Think about the first time you went on a roller coaster or the first time you had a great time in a casino. You may also recall where you were and what you were doing when you heard that Princess Diana died or the planes struck the World Trade Center. These unique situations are highly significant events and our brains are made to retain information that relates to the context of these events. Recently, researchers at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem have shown how these memorable events are tied to instances of substance abuse relapse.

Topics: Behavioral Health Software Substance Abuse News Release
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What a Category Leader in Mental Health and Telehealth Looks Like

By InSync Healthcare Solutions on Jul 23, 2020 3:05:49 PM

With scores of 95 and 91 out of 100, the InSync Healthcare Solutions software for telemedicine and mental health has been deemed a Category Leader by user reviews at GetApp. We're proud of this distinction because this isn't an arbitrary number given out from a journalist writing a review but from the actual users of our software.

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Telehealth Therapy more effective than face to face Sessions

By InSync Healthcare Solutions on Jul 15, 2020 8:38:52 AM

A surprising new study led by McMaster University shows that cognitive behavioral therapy delivered via telehealth to treat people with depression is more effective than traditional face to face sessions suggests an evidence review.

Topics: Telehealth Behavioral Health Software
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COVID-19 Can Be Transmitted in The Womb

By InSync Healthcare Solutions on Jul 14, 2020 8:27:40 AM

A baby girl in Texas has been born infected with COVID-19. This is the strongest evidence to date that  transmission of SARS-CoV-2 can occur during pregnancy. This data comes from a report found in The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal (PIDJ).

Topics: Ob Gyn Journal Articles Covid-19 News Release Pediatrics
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Improved Social-Emotional Development in Young Children Linked to Dogs

By InSync Healthcare Solutions on Jul 9, 2020 8:36:29 AM

Research published in the journal Pediatric Research suggests that children from households with a dog as a pet have better social and emotional wellbeing than children from households who do not own a dog, much to the chagrin of cat owning families the world over.

Topics: Behavioral Health Software News Release
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Playing Video Games Linked With Unhealthy Behaviors for College Men

By InSync Healthcare Solutions on Jul 9, 2020 8:21:45 AM

Results from a new behavioral health study suggest that college men who play video games tend to exercise less and have poorer eating habits compared to non-gamers. Nearly 70 percent of men included in the study reported playing at least some video games.

Topics: Behavioral Health Software Substance Abuse News Release
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High Blood Pressure During Pregnancy Strongly Linked to Heart Disease

By InSync Healthcare Solutions on Jul 2, 2020 2:08:59 PM

Women who experience high blood pressure during pregnancy are more likely to develop heart disease and heart failure in later life, according to an international team of researchers. Between 1-6% of all pregnancies in Western countries are affected by high blood pressure, which usually returns to normal after giving birth.

Topics: Ob Gyn Journal Articles News Release
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Strength Training vs. Plyometric Training Among Inactive Young Adults

By InSync Healthcare Solutions on Jul 2, 2020 2:04:32 PM

When it comes to physical fitness there's a long-standing debate when it comes to the efficacy of traditional resistance training (TRT)  and plyometric jump training (PJT). Both styles of fitness have their gurus and are better suited for different individuals. A recent study looked to see what, if any, disparities there were when it came to improving muscular fitness for inactive young adults.

Topics: Behavioral Health Software Physical Therapy News Primary Care
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Poor Sleep Significantly Linked with Teenage Depression

By InSync Healthcare Solutions on Jun 25, 2020 2:38:00 PM

From the University of Reading, a new study has revealed what should come as no surprise to parents of teenagers—teens who sleep less are more likely to be depressed. In a paper published in the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, researchers analyzed self-reported sleep quality and quantity from teenagers and found that there was a significant relationship between poor sleep and mental health issues.

Topics: Behavioral Health Software News Release Pediatrics
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The Case for Collaborative Care with Pediatric Dysphagia

By InSync Healthcare Solutions on Jun 23, 2020 8:25:29 AM

Swallowing problems when eating or drinking can lead to fluid entering the lungs, known as aspirations, which in turn can lead to serious lung infections like pneumonia. Children who choke when they drink or eat may have what's known as dysphagia, or a swallowing disorder—one of the most common medical complaints seen in young children. 

Topics: speech therapy News Release Pediatrics
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Extra Choline While Pregnant May Reduce Effects of COVID-19 in Babies

By InSync Healthcare Solutions on Jun 17, 2020 4:37:21 PM

A new study from researchers in the Departments of Psychiatry, Obstetrics, and Gynecology at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus have found that increasing levels of Choline while pregnant may mitigate the negative impact that viral respiratory infections, including COVID-19, can have on newborns.

Topics: Ob Gyn Journal Articles Covid-19 News Release
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June 2020 InSync EHR Updates and New Features

By InSync Healthcare Solutions on Jun 17, 2020 8:26:42 AM

We're constantly updating our EHR software to give you the most robust set of features. Today we'd like to show you what's been added and updated to make the InSync EHR faster and more reliable than ever before.

Topics: Product Updates
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Ground-breaking research makes vaccines safe in all temperatures

By InSync Healthcare Solutions on Jun 11, 2020 10:59:55 AM

Vaccines are notoriously difficult to transport to remote or dangerous places, as they spoil when not refrigerated. Formulations are safe between 35.6°F and 46.4°F, but at other temperatures the proteins start to unravel, making the vaccines ineffective. As a result, millions of children around the world without access to pediatric care miss out on life-saving inoculations.

Topics: News Release Pediatrics
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Infecting the mind: Burnout in healthcare workers during COVID-19

By InSync Healthcare Solutions on Jun 4, 2020 12:56:38 PM

Doctors and nurses across the country are experiencing occupational burnout and fatigue from increased stress caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. A team of researchers and medical professionals at Texas A&M University and Houston Methodist Hospital are working together to fight two afflictions: COVID-19 and the mental strain experienced by medical professionals.

Topics: Provider Health and Wellness Covid-19 News Release
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Behavioral Health In America & The Dollars Advocates Are Fighting For

By InSync Healthcare Solutions on Jun 2, 2020 10:30:35 AM

In today's COVID-19 economy, businesses across the US are faced with difficult financial decisions. With all 50 states in some form of reopening, many mental health practices are beginning to consider their own reopening process, which is leaving providers asking how best to deal with the surge of mental health issues across the country along with dealing with the mental health billing.

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Understanding The Section 179 Deduction for Your 2020 Taxes

By InSync Healthcare Solutions on May 28, 2020 8:23:35 AM

Welcome to the 2020 guide to understanding the section 179 deduction for your medical practice. Section 179's purpose is to give practices the opportunity to deduct the full purchase price of qualifying equipment and/or software acquired during the tax year from your gross income. For 2020, there have been some changes to the deduction, read on for the updates to section 179.

Topics: Practice Management Software Ob Gyn Journal Articles EHR Software Behavioral Health Software Physical Therapy News Medical Tax Deduction Pediatrics
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Mental Health Awareness Month 2020

By InSync Healthcare Solutions on May 20, 2020 2:51:52 PM

Through the years we've recognized Mental Health Awareness Month by sharing the history of the month, where it all began and why we should take a moment to recognize its importance. This year, in the shadow of COVID-19, it has become clear than we all need to take better care of our mental health.

Topics: Behavioral Health Software
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InSync Named Top Frontrunner for Telemedicine

By InSync Healthcare Solutions on May 20, 2020 8:45:43 AM

What happens when you combine outstanding customer satisfaction and usability for a telemedicine software solution? Online review website Software Advice says the name for that is none other than InSync Healthcare Solutions.

Topics: Telehealth Ob Gyn Journal Articles Behavioral Health Software Physical Therapy News speech therapy
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Locked Down: The Doctors Keeping Manhattan Healthy During COVID-19

By InSync Healthcare Solutions on May 18, 2020 2:36:29 PM

Healthcare providers in New York City have found themselves on America's front line in the battle against COVID-19. As such, they've also had to change the way they treat patients. It's difficult thinking about launching a new service for your medical practice during a global pandemic, let alone needing it up and running virtually overnight. Fortunately for an integrated medical clinic in Manhattan with 50+ providers, that's what they were able to accomplish.

Topics: Telehealth Behavioral Health Software Covid-19
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Promising Results for Interventions During Overdose Emergency Visits

By InSync Healthcare Solutions on May 8, 2020 11:35:10 AM

A new data analysis funded by the National Institutes of Health finds patients who visited the emergency department for an opioid (e.g., heroin) overdose are 100 times more likely to die by drug overdose in the year after being discharged and 18 times more likely to die by suicide relative to the general population.

Topics: Behavioral Health Software Substance Abuse
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Drive-in, log on Telemedicine for Patients Without Access

By InSync Healthcare Solutions on May 8, 2020 10:13:58 AM

Telehealth services allow healthcare providers to reach out and treat patients regardless of mobility or location. But as with any new technology adoption, there can be reticence from both patient and practice.

Topics: Telehealth Healthcare Software Covid-19
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Telehealth Trial By Fire: How Practices Are Adapting During Covid-19

By InSync Healthcare Solutions on May 5, 2020 2:40:17 PM

Healthcare providers across the country have had to drastically alter the way they conduct business and practice medicine. With the coronavirus spreading around the globe as a full-blown pandemic, many businesses have been forced to close, meaning job cuts and work from home for many individuals. Medical practices are no different, with many small practices closing their doors and as many as 41% of providers surveyed say they've switched to a telehealth service since the COVID-19 outbreak hit the United States. With so many people and businesses across the country affected by the pandemic, we spoke to healthcare practices to hear how they've dealt with the rapid shift to telehealth.

Topics: Telehealth Covid-19
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Telemedicine-Delivered Behavioral Intervention and Fragile X Syndrome

By InSync Healthcare Solutions on Apr 28, 2020 11:17:26 AM

A UC Davis Health study found more evidence for the efficacy of telemedicine software-delivered behavioral intervention in treating language problems in youth with fragile X syndrome (FXS). What's most interesting about this story is that the study showed no efficacy for Lovastatin, the medicinal treatment in the trial. What did show an improvement was the Parent-Implemented Language Intervention (PILI).

Topics: Telehealth speech therapy
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Does Your Medical Practice Qualify For The CARES Act?

By InSync Healthcare Solutions on Apr 24, 2020 12:49:02 PM

The CARES Act or The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act is a law meant to address the economic fallout of the 2020 coronavirus pandemic in the United States. It allocates $100 Billion in relief funds to our country’s providers to support healthcare-related expenses or lost revenue. Starting April 10th, 2020 medical practices across the country began to receive the first $30 billion in payouts from the US government, but what if you haven't received money for your practice yet?

Topics: Practice Management Software EHR Software Medical Tax Deduction
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Mental Health Preparedness Among Teenagers in Foster Care

By InSync Healthcare Solutions on Apr 24, 2020 11:13:35 AM

There is an estimated 25,000 to 28,000 youth that transition out of foster care each year in the United States. In a new study, interviews with hundreds of 17-year-olds in the California foster care system reveal not only elevated mental health counseling and medication use, but also that youth with indicated mental health needs feel less prepared to manage their mental health.

Topics: Behavioral Health Software
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More COVID-19 Cases in Children than Expected

By InSync Healthcare Solutions on Apr 21, 2020 8:29:34 AM

According to a new study published in the "Journal of Public Health Management and Practice" from the University of South Florida (USF) and the Women's Institute for Independent Social Enquiry (WiiSE), the number of children infected with the coronavirus is far more extensive than what is currently reported.

Topics: Covid-19
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Disinfection of N95 Masks Possible

By InSync Healthcare Solutions on Apr 17, 2020 10:25:33 AM

Breaking: A recent study has confirmed a safe way to disinfect N95 respirators for health providers on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic. This is very positive news for healthcare workers forced to use the same mask for days or longer.

Topics: Covid-19
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Altered Mental Status ICD 10 and Other Codes Inspired by Westworld

By InSync Healthcare Solutions on Apr 14, 2020 9:03:43 AM

In lieu of all that's going on, it's time to have a little fun with some ICD-10 codes. As we're sure you know  by now, HBO has become something of a synonym for groundbreaking television. From the much-lauded Sopranos to the fan-favorite Game of Thrones, there’s no shortage of premier television shows that have come from the creative forces behind the network—and Westworld is no exception. With impressive ratings on Rotten Tomatoes and IMDB alike, it can come as no surprise that fan theories are nearly as numerous as the times that Teddy Flood has died in the show (an impressive—or depressing, depending on your perspective—5,747 times). Since we're all inside and season 3 is now airing, why not relate some mental disorder ICD-10 codes to this wild piece of entertainment?

Topics: Behavioral Health Software
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InSync EHR is The Most Recommended Frontrunner for 2020

By InSync Healthcare Solutions on Apr 7, 2020 11:49:57 AM

A fully integrated EHR and practice management solution with the most recommendations?InSync Healthcare Solutions. In addition to being a top recommended software, InSync Healthcare Solutions is once again proud to be listed as a Frontrunner for 2020. Software Advice, the leading online service for businesses navigating the software selection process, lists the Frontrunners Report as those software providers who rank as a top product based on user reviews.

Topics: Practice Management Software EHR Software
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World Health Day April, 7 2020

By InSync Healthcare Solutions on Apr 7, 2020 12:00:00 AM

Today is world health day, and the World Health Organization has defined today as a day to not only thank nurses and midwives but to support them. These are the providers who take care of us at the beginning of our lives, so that we can lead healthier lives. In addition to providing care during the course of, and end of, our lives, nurses and midwives are on the frontlines of the SARS-CoV-2 crisis putting their own lives and those of their families at risk. During this time of public health crisis they work 12-24 hour shifts with limited PPE trying to save as many lives as possible. It's easy to say they are the backbone of any medical practice, but how prevalent are they as part of the global medical workforce? Nurses and midwives account for nearly 50%. Sadly there is a global shortage of health workers, in particular nurses and midwives. So how can you help?

Topics: Covid-19
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How to Secure Your Telehealth Platform

By InSync Healthcare Solutions on Apr 6, 2020 11:45:13 AM

Whether you're using the InSync integrated telehealth or another telemedicine platform, here are some best practices for tightening up security online. The InSync telemedicine software platform is powered by Zoom, who is a leading provider of teleconferencing services for those in need across the country and the globe.

Topics: Telehealth
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What Healthcare Providers Should Know: Caring for COVID-19 Infections

By InSync Healthcare Solutions on Apr 1, 2020 1:09:08 PM

As a healthcare provider on the front lines of this pandemic, strict adherence to infectious disease protocols are critical to staying safe. The CDC has recently released additional guidelines for the treatment of individuals with either confirmed or presumptive cases of COVID-19. Many of these may already seem obvious at this point. However, keeping your team trained and accountable to a strict routine of behaviors regarding the treatment of patients and use of PPE will help reduce the spread of the virus and keep yourself healthy.

Topics: Covid-19
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10 COVID-19 Updates: March 30, 2020

By InSync Healthcare Solutions on Mar 30, 2020 7:26:40 PM

The rippling effects of COVID-19 have created a large impact on government regulations, the healthcare industry, and our lives in the US. With changes to protocols being made on a daily basis, here are some of the most recent updates.

Topics: Covid-19 Medical Tax Deduction
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National Doctors Day March 30, 2020

By InSync Healthcare Solutions on Mar 29, 2020 4:00:00 PM

There's never been a time when we've been more thankful for the men and women who serve our communities' health and wellness needs. You may not realize it, but Doctors Day has been around since 1933. In its first observance, people would send greeting cards to their doctor or place flowers on the graves of passed doctors. On October 30, 1990 it officially became a nationally recognized day of observance.

Topics: Healthcare Software
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Everything You Need to Know About The MACRA

By InSync Healthcare Solutions on Mar 26, 2020 5:25:52 PM

Updated March 26, 2020
 

The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) is bringing new changes for incentive-based programs, regulations, claim processing, and more. So what does this mean for the healthcare industry moving forward?

Topics: Covid-19 MACRA Medical Tax Deduction
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You Can Donate to Healthcare Providers in Need

By InSync Healthcare Solutions on Mar 26, 2020 5:19:12 PM

If a photo is worth a million words, than this image of Mount Sinai nurses wearing trash bags as personal protective equipment (PPE) shows how dire the situation has become for regions of the world dealing with the COVID-19 outbreak. New York City is the hardest hit region of the United States by far.

Topics: Covid-19
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What is eMAR?

By InSync Healthcare Solutions on Mar 25, 2020 1:09:06 PM

eMAR, defined as the use of Electronic Medication Administration Records, offers time-saving solutions while adhering to the stringent requirements of medication administration. InSync's eMAR module is helping providers care for patients in a fraction of the time with reduced errors. 

Topics: EHR Software
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World TB Day 2020

By InSync Healthcare Solutions on Mar 24, 2020 5:43:26 PM

March 24th is World Tuberculosis day. In light of the current pandemic it's easy to forget medical professionals are waging war against many other diseases. Let's shine a light on TB and all that's being done within the medical community to prevent this disease.

Topics: Provider Health and Wellness
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Telemedicine CPT Codes to Bookmark

By InSync Healthcare Solutions on Mar 23, 2020 9:48:59 AM

Updated Aug, 7 2020 

We've added labs for COVID-19. Additional medical billing codes (86602-86804) are qualitative or semiquantitative immunoassays. For more information on the additional CPT codes please refer to the AMA CPT document

Topics: Telehealth Medical Billing Software
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Meet the Team: Jack Day, Account Executive

By InSync Healthcare Solutions on Mar 17, 2020 8:49:57 AM

For this month's employee spotlight we highlight Account Executive, Jack Day. A tenured member of our sales team, Jack gave us the rundown on his responsibilities, insight into sales culture, and the company's growth since he started. 

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March New Updates and Features

By InSync Healthcare Solutions on Mar 11, 2020 2:22:03 PM

Unmatched other providers, InSync Healthcare Solutions' EHR and Practice Management software is constantly updated. See what new features and enhancements we've rolled out most recently in our rapid release cycle.

Topics: Product Updates
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Battling the Coronavirus with Population Health Management

By InSync Healthcare Solutions on Feb 18, 2020 2:21:16 PM

Updated MArch 26, 2020

With cases exponentially increasing across the US, especially in the New York City area where active cases are over 37,000, hospitals are overburdened and are running out of supplies. Healthcare providers are depending on donations such as ventilators, surgical masks, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and COVID-19 tests because they are now dangerously short in supply. To donate to the COVID-19 crisis and lend your support we've put launched a page with links, emails and phone numbers to get information on where and how you can help. 

UPDATED: MARCH 10, 2020

World Health Organization (WHO) Director, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, stated last week that the global mortality rate for COVID-19 was at about 3.4% from reported cases. Initially, the WHO estimated 2% mortality rate in January and again in February. However, they specified that it was too early to provide any conclusive statements and the provisional estimate could change depending on the number of those infected. Currently there have been 116,309 total cases reported (47,568 active) and 4,090 total deaths from COVID-19. 

 
UPDATED: March 03, 2020

Today the numbers again are on the rise with 92,817 cases reported and 3,159 total deaths. As the virus continues to spread across the globe we expect these numbers to continue to rise. An important thing to keep in mind is that while this is a staggering number that shows clear growth and spread of the disease the mortality rate of the disease is nowhere near 100% and is, in reality, closer to 1-2%. Another statistic remains that isn't being reported much, if at all, and that's the number of patients that have since recovered from the virus, which currently stands at 48,201; or close to half of all patients infected. 

UPDATED: march 02, 2020

The Coronavius (COVID-19) is reported to have 89,843 confirmed cases within 71 countries and territories. The death toll currently stands at 3,069 individuals. During a subcommittee hearing last week the secretary of Homeland Security, Chad Wolf, stated that the flu mortality rate was about the same as the estimated global mortality rate of COVID-19. A recent NY Times article discusses the mortality rate between COVID-19 and the flu saying the season flu has a rate of 0.1% with COVID-19 higher than that. For example, in mainland China the rate was averaged at 2.3% during February. No approximate number has officially been released towards the mortality rate within the U.S. 

Updated: February 27, 2020

COVID-19, also known as 2019-nCoV, has spread from China to dozens of other countries—currently affecting more than 80,000 individuals. With the number of those contracting the virus quickly rising, it's important to understand what coronaviruses are, how to stay protected, and even how EHR systems are helping battle it.

Topics: EHR Software
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February New Updates and Features

By InSync Healthcare Solutions on Feb 10, 2020 3:28:42 PM

InSync's EHR and practice management software is constantly updated to make your practice more productive and efficient. See what new features and enhancements we've rolled out this month below.

Topics: Product Updates
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Healthcare Cybersecurity

By InSync Healthcare Solutions on Jan 31, 2020 11:25:53 AM

For a healthcare organization to have the highest level of cybersecurity possible, it takes more than meeting regulatory compliance standards. The entire organization must be proactive with constant assessments, periodic testing, and equipping employees with best practices to keep client information secure.

Topics: Cybersecurity
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What is Telemedicine?

By InSync Healthcare Solutions on Jan 24, 2020 10:11:18 AM

Updated March 18, 2020

The number of practices using telemedicine software has spiked in recent years, allowing higher rates of quality patient care and many other advantages. But what exactly is telemedicine? And why is it gaining so much attention?

Topics: Telehealth
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Meet The Team: Corporate Recruiter, Molly Rhoades

By InSync Healthcare Solutions on Jan 16, 2020 4:44:34 PM

Molly Rhoades is our corporate recruiter at InSync Healthcare Solutions. She took time out of her schedule to discuss her rolethe recruiting industry, and working alongside a dynamic human resources department. 

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Are you really ready for EHR Software implementation?

By InSync Healthcare Solutions on Jan 8, 2020 8:35:06 AM

Are you fully prepared to implement your new Electronic Health Records software? Once you've evaluated business requirements and software options for your practice, and decided on the right partnership, you now face the most important step—implementation. 

Topics: EHR Software EHR Implementation
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New Protocol: How/When to use MBI Numbers

By InSync Healthcare Solutions on Dec 19, 2019 4:56:57 PM

Starting January 1, 2020, all Medicare claim transactions must be submitted with Medical Beneficiary Identifiers (MBIs). There are a few exceptions when a Health Insurance Claim Numbers (HICNs) can still be used, which we'll review below.

Topics: Medical Tax Deduction
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Meet The Team: Senior Product Analyst, Hebe Nieves

By InSync Healthcare Solutions on Dec 17, 2019 11:55:57 AM

Hebe Nieves is one of InSync Healthcare Solutions' product experts. She took the time to discuss her role, working closely with clients, and how InSync has grown over the years. 

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InSync EHR December software Update

By InSync Healthcare Solutions on Dec 12, 2019 2:07:33 PM

This month InSync Healthcare Solutions is rolling out an extensive list of new updates for both our EMR/EHR and Practice Management Software Systems.

We're constantly updating our software to make your practice more productive and efficient. To stay up to date, please be sure to subscribe to the blog for the latest information delivered to your inbox. 

Topics: Product Updates
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Capterra Awards InSync Top 20 EMR/EHR Mental Health

By InSync Healthcare Solutions on Dec 11, 2019 10:25:33 AM

InSync Healthcare Solutions has been awarded within Capterra's Top 20 EMR/EHR Mental Health Software Systems! Capterra is the leading online resource for medical software buyers. They provide information and user reviews to help millions of people looking at systems make the best software decision. 

Topics: Healthcare Software Ob Gyn Journal Articles EHR Software Behavioral Health Software
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Bringing New Life Into Ob/Gyn EHR Software

By InSync Healthcare Solutions on Dec 9, 2019 2:38:57 PM

At InSync, our story into the Ob/Gyn EHR software market began 15 years ago when we started working with primary care practices. From its inception, we tailored our product to be the best internal medicine EHR software, until we received advice from one of our existing clients. Being an Ob/Gyn doctor, he discovered that our software could be a natural fit for his specialty with just a few enhancements. With his guidance, we were able to design Flowsheets, Reports, and Workflows to deliver his dream Ob/Gyn EMR software system.

Topics: Ob Gyn Journal Articles
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These Toys are Likely to Cause Harm this Holiday Season

By InSync Healthcare Solutions on Dec 5, 2019 2:26:52 PM

Every month, The American Academy of Ophthalmology recognizes an period of time involving eye health topics.

Topics: Healthcare Software EHR Software
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Why You Should Outsource Your Revenue Cycle Management System

By InSync Healthcare Solutions on Nov 20, 2019 11:15:00 AM

Medical Practices are outsourcing their Revenue Cycle Management (RCM) to companies like InSync Healthcare Solutions - and in turn now have an efficient billing process, enhanced financial performance and heightened patient-to-provider relationships. Outsourcing your practice's Revenue Cycle Management (RCM) to an organization that specializes in that process can alleviate the tedious stress associated with having to deal with RCM while juggling the other responsibilities you are faced with.

Topics: Revenue Cycle Management
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What is Section 179 Deduction

By InSync Healthcare Solutions on Nov 14, 2019 10:18:29 AM

The Section 179 IRS code is here to help stimulate our economy and give practices of all sizes the opportunity to deduct the full price of qualifying equipment and/or software acquired during the tax year. This deduction offers a solution towards purchasing multiple items of equipment or software in the same year more palatable - which is the point of Section 179: to motivate the American economy to move in a positive direction.

UPDATE: New for 2020 Section 179 Details


Topics: Practice Management Software Medical Tax Deduction
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Essential Questions to Ask Regarding Revenue Cycle Management

By InSync Healthcare Solutions on Nov 7, 2019 11:30:00 AM

A key component of building a sound and reliable Revenue Cycle Management (RCM) is the ability to fully and effectively utilize a system to its maximum potential. Unfortunately, most practices do not understand how to maximize their RCM. Elements such as using Key Performance Indicators (KPI), collections, ICD-10, and other factors that are generally ignored by practices - could make a huge difference on how the software system in use can progress the practice.

Topics: Revenue Cycle Management
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Meet Us at The Delaware Psychological Association Convention

By InSync Healthcare Solutions on Nov 6, 2019 11:30:00 AM

InSync Healthcare Solutions will be attending the Delaware Psychological Association (DPA) convention - be sure to stop by our booth to talk Electronic Medical Records, Practice Management, Revenue Cycle Management, or just our services in general.

Topics: Medical Conferences
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Outsourcing the BEST Medical Transcription Service

By InSync Healthcare Solutions on Nov 5, 2019 10:43:51 AM

Practicing medicine in today's world is extremely stressful for providers, every second counts and optimizing their schedule is half the job. With the plethora of variables coinciding with various assignments conducted throughout medical organizations, providers devote significant amounts of time to tasks other than patient care.

Topics: Medical Transcription Services
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INFOGRAPHIC: Why EHR Vendor Support is Crucial for Ob/Gyn

By InSync Healthcare Solutions on Oct 30, 2019 10:05:39 AM

When it comes to Electronic Heath Records (EHR), healthcare organizations place a premium on quality vendor support - taking into account implementation, reliability, and overall efficiency. 

Topics: EHR Software
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Properly Operating your Revenue Cycle Management

By InSync Healthcare Solutions on Oct 22, 2019 12:00:00 PM

A successful Revenue Cycle Management (RCM) stands on a transparent billing and collection strategy. Understanding common practice challenges for RCM requires strong integration throughout the entire organization.

Topics: Revenue Cycle Management
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How can Healthcare Benefit from Mobile EHR Software?

By InSync Healthcare Solutions on Oct 17, 2019 11:00:00 AM

Mobile devices are no longer just for patients, and with mobility growing in healthcare, it's important to understand why. That’s the reality of today’s healthcare industry as mobile technology continuously evolves with every passing day. Nearly 70 percent of clinicians use smartphones or laptops to access healthcare data.

Topics: Cybersecurity Healthcare Software EHR Software
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Meet the InSync Team: Implementation & Training Specialist, Tamara Davis

By InSync Healthcare Solutions on Oct 16, 2019 11:00:00 AM

Tamara Davis is an Implementation and Training Specialist at InSync - She sat down to discuss being on the Implementation Team, daily responsibilities, and what it means to be part of a progressive organization within IT healthcare.

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These Modern Methods have Helped Advance the Healthcare Industry

By InSync Healthcare Solutions on Oct 3, 2019 2:05:00 PM

Over the last few years consumers have relied on digital technologies, like e-prescription, and other tech innovations including information tools that have helped equip their practice with the most updated means of progressing healthcare.

Topics: Telehealth Healthcare Software e Prescribing
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Transforming Health Through Information and Technology

By InSync Healthcare Solutions on Sep 30, 2019 3:23:09 PM

Utilizing methods derived through technology and information can help maximize overall health throughout our communities - keeping healthcare modernized and paving the way for future innovations. 

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InSync Rated #1 by Users on Capterra's Top 20 Best EMRs Report

By InSync Healthcare Solutions on Sep 27, 2019 11:30:00 AM

Insync Healthcare SOlutions is announced as a Top 20 EMR/EHR software product by Capterra!

Capterra is the leading online resource for business software buyers. They provide information and user reviews to help millions of people looking at systems make the best software decision.

Topics: EHR Software
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Our Most Comprehensive Software Update Yet

By InSync Healthcare Solutions on Sep 24, 2019 10:18:26 AM

With an abundance of new practice management features added, we are excited to announce our biggest release of updates yet

To bring even more efficiency to your practice, InSync Healthcare Solutions most recent updates bring a plethora of features to help configure, automate, and provide transparency towards optimizing InSync Healthcare Solutions fluid interface - there is a lot to be excited about. 

Topics: Practice Management Software EHR Software Product Updates
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Why Healthcare Desires more Emphasis on Interpersonal Communication

By InSync Healthcare Solutions on Sep 19, 2019 12:11:00 PM

Within the IT healthcare industry, there is a lot of focus on technicalities through what a system can provide towards a practices workflow and overall efficiency. But the true underlying mission of an EMR system should not be held solely on providing benefit to help streamline services. It should focus on making sure that the system in use, first and foremost, alleviates time away from clinical work and allows hyper focus directed towards the patient and their well-being.

Topics: EHR Software
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Safely Prescribe with Available eRx Features

By InSync Healthcare Solutions on Sep 11, 2019 9:29:15 AM

InSync's e-prescribing (eRx) functionality allows providers to send accurate, error-free prescriptions directly to a pharmacy from the point of care, while the mobile platform makes eRx on-the-go or after hours possible.

Topics: e Prescribing
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Essential Features for E Prescription

By InSync Healthcare Solutions on Sep 9, 2019 11:11:00 AM

E Prescription: the computer-predicated automatic generation, transfer, and filling of prescriptions. Acts as a substitute for handwritten orders, faxes, or calls and touches on the future enhancements in healthcare technology. This technology offers a safer alternative to the traditional pen and prescription pad. 

Topics: e Prescribing
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Meet the InSync Team: Sr. Business Development Rep, Noah Meltzer

By InSync Healthcare Solutions on Sep 5, 2019 8:46:30 AM

The sales team at InSync Healthcare Solutions is an integral part of the organization. They deal with clients first hand and generate business, but more than that they create and maintain relationships. With informed industry knowledge and client well-being at their forefront they help lead providers down the right path when it comes to a system that offers solutions. Constantly growing within the ever demanding and evolving IT healthcare industry.

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Meet the InSync Team: CLient Success Manager, Shelby Forsch

By InSync Healthcare Solutions on Aug 21, 2019 9:45:00 AM

InSync's marketing team is comprised of a group of hardworking and creative individuals, all working to promote and maintain the InSync brand. One of those members is Shelby Forsch, Client Success Manager. 

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What is e Prescribing?

By InSync Healthcare Solutions on Aug 15, 2019 2:44:09 PM

E-prescribing is defined as the process of using an electronic device to write, modify, review, send, and communicate drug prescriptions. Given the increasing usage of technology throughout every aspect of healthcare, its no surprise that eRx is on the rise. With its rising prevalence, understanding e prescribing is more important than ever.

Topics: e Prescribing
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RCM Service Levels: What's the Right Fit for Your Practice?

By InSync Healthcare Solutions on Aug 7, 2019 9:30:00 AM

Unlike clothes, a one-size-fits all approach rarely works when it comes to healthcare software—and Revenue Cycle Management systems are no different. Before your practice decides which sort of vendor to rely on for these vital billing services, it’s important to identify which sort of partner is best equipped to meet your specific needs.

Topics: Practice Management Software Revenue Cycle Management
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Overdose Deaths Decrease in 2018, but Opioid Crisis Far From Over

By InSync Healthcare Solutions on Jul 30, 2019 10:06:00 AM

For the first time since 1990, there was a decrease in the number of drug overdose-related deaths. According to the CDC, overdose-related deaths declined 5.1% from 2017 to 2018. The current drop is due to fewer deaths from heroin and prescription painkillers—but it’s not all good news.

Topics: Behavioral Health Software
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InSync Updates Software to Provide Services to OB/GYN Practices

By InSync Healthcare Solutions on Jul 17, 2019 9:19:48 AM

InSync is excited to announce the release of extensive updates to our cloud-based suite to better serve obstetrics and gynecology (OB/GYN) providers. A Software Advice FrontRunner winner and among the top 5 EHR vendors in customer support, this move into OB/GYN-specific software was a logical one.

Topics: Company News Ob Gyn Journal Articles
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$100 Million Rural Telehealth Pilot Program Takes Flight, Backed by FCC

By InSync Healthcare Solutions on Jul 12, 2019 9:00:00 AM

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has voted to advance a three-year $100 million pilot program with the intent to bring telehealth services to low-income patients and veterans. With unanimous approval, the FCC approved a provision to move forward and seek comment on the management and implementation of the Connected Care Pilot program.

Topics: Telehealth Healthcare Software Medical Tax Deduction
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What is Medical Transcription?

By InSync Healthcare Solutions on Jun 25, 2019 9:14:09 AM

(also known as MT) is defined as the manual processing of voice reports dictated by physicians and other healthcare professionals into text format. Despite its relatively straightforward definition, there are a number of pervasive myths that exist about the industry and the hardworking people in it.

Topics: Medical Transcription Services
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Meet the InSync Team: Director of RCM Sales, Todd Davis

By InSync Healthcare Solutions on Jun 20, 2019 9:15:00 AM

From the beginning, InSync's Revenue Cycle Management department has been dedicated to providing specialty practices with concierge RCM services. Our tailored approach has allowed us to enhance billing efforts and maximize reimbursements for providers all over the country.

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How Telemedicine is Being Leveraged to Improve Access for Patients

By InSync Healthcare Solutions on Jun 18, 2019 9:30:00 AM

One of the biggest problems facing the healthcare community now is a lack of access for patients. A sick patient in, say, the New York Metropolitan area, may have hundreds of options to choose from when it comes to physicians, hospitals, and clinics—but may find that they’re all already packed to the brim with clients. Rural patients often find themselves forced to drive hours—and in some instances, days—to their closest healthcare provider. Additionally, there are homebound patients and those with rigid work schedules who may deem getting to a doctor’s physical office an impossible task.

Topics: Telehealth
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Conference Recap: InSync Attends the APA Annual Meeting in San Francisco

By InSync Healthcare Solutions on May 29, 2019 9:55:04 AM

Recently, three members of the InSync team ventured out to sunny San Francisco to attend the American Psychiatric Association’s 2019 Annual Meeting. Their attendance was notable for two reasons: this year marks the APA’s 175 anniversary—no small milestone—and also highlights InSync’s own status as one of two EHR software vendors who are APA PsychPRO-certified.

Topics: Medical Conferences
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Meet the InSync Team: Implementation & Training Specialist, Ashley Locke

By InSync Healthcare Solutions on May 21, 2019 9:30:00 AM

Headed by the Director of Operations, Melissa Allen, the InSync Implementation & Training department has over 30+ years of combined experience. Our Implementation team works to provide our clients with concierge-level services from start to finish. They work both remotely and onsite to help clients identify their specific requirements, which then allows them to tailor our adaptable software to meet their needs. Once specific workflows have been identified, an on-site visit is performed for hands-on training.

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UPDATED: Mental Health Awareness Month 2019

By InSync Healthcare Solutions on May 1, 2019 9:15:00 AM

Updated: This blog has been updated with material from 2019. The original blog was published on May 15, 2018. 

Since 1949, May has served as Mental Health Awareness Month. This month-long campaign is centered around increasing awareness of mental health issues of all types, reduce the stigma surrounding these conditions, and share resources to help people manage, live, and heal in the wake of mental illness.

Topics: Behavioral Health Software
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The Future of Revenue Cycle Management

By InSync Healthcare Solutions on Apr 26, 2019 9:36:23 AM

Recently, InSync Healthcare Solutions CFO—Charles Hutchinson—was interviewed on the Outcomes Rocket weekly podcast regarding hot topics in the healthcare industry. A 20-year industry veteran, Charles has valuable insight into the biggest forces shaping healthcare in today’s world. Most importantly he notes the increased importance surrounding value-based care, especially in relation to mental health.

Topics: Revenue Cycle Management
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5 Reasons to Choose a Specialty-Specific EHR System

By InSync Healthcare Solutions on Apr 23, 2019 9:45:59 AM

The EMR market is a highly saturated one, with countless vendors offering a variety of software systems for healthcare organizations to choose from. While the majority typically have similar basic components, specialty-specific systems have taken those features a step further. EHR software that is crafted for a specific specialty rather than in a one-size-fits-all manner is markedly more useful for patients and providers alike—in more ways than one.

Topics: EHR Software
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MACRA: An Overview, 3 Years In

By InSync Healthcare Solutions on Apr 19, 2019 9:05:00 AM

Signed into existence in April of 2016 and implemented at the beginning of 2017, the Medicare Access and Chip Reauthorization Act (MACRA) has had a huge impact on the healthcare industry at large. Give the increased focus on value-based care and interoperability, it’s no surprise that an act that puts monetary value on these aspects of healthcare remains influential. But MACRA is far from stagnant—it’s a living piece of legislation, that has been adjusted and modified in numerous areas during its 3 years of use. Still, it’s not without its flaws.

Topics: MACRA Medical Tax Deduction
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4 Factors in Crafting a Positive Culture in Your Medical Organization

By InSync Healthcare Solutions on Apr 16, 2019 10:04:20 AM

Here's some tips for the health of your healthcare practice.

With burnout on the rise across many medical professions, it’s no surprise that developing a healthy, welcoming work environment is more important than ever. Overwork, emotional exhaustion, negative attitudes, loss of drive, and other common symptoms can set a provider on the road to burn out, certainly, but a practice’s organizational culture can play a large role in their mindset as well. 

Topics: Practice Management Software
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$1.2 Billion Telemedicine Fraud Scheme Busted by FBI, DOJ

By InSync Healthcare Solutions on Apr 11, 2019 10:09:43 AM

According to the FBI and Department of Justice, hundreds of thousands of patients were tricked into participating in a worldwide criminal healthcare fraud scheme. The scheme centered around telemedicine and durable medical equipment (DME), and its perpetrators included CEOs, company owners, and medical professionals.

Topics: Telehealth Medical Tax Deduction
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The Top 8 Benefits of Collaborative Care for Providers and Patients

By InSync Healthcare Solutions on Apr 9, 2019 10:36:32 AM

The Collaborative Care Model has been shown to improve patient outcomes, save money, and reduce stigma related to mental health. This integration between physical and mental healthcare is something of a touchstone for modern healthcare. In addition to the previously mentioned benefits, there are areas of significant improvement for both providers and patients who rely on the model. 

Topics: Behavioral Health Software Primary Care
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QUIZ: Test Your Knowledge of HIPAA Mobile Security

By InSync Healthcare Solutions on Apr 5, 2019 9:24:21 AM

Given the prevalence of portable electronic devices in today’s world, it’s no surprise that patients and providers alike are accessing health information while on the go. While this convenience is something to be appreciated, it can put valuable PHI at risk, not to mention increasing the chances of a breach of HIPAA-compliance.

Topics: Cybersecurity
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April Fools: ICD-10 Codes for Pranks Gone Wrong

By InSync Healthcare Solutions on Apr 1, 2019 9:49:25 AM

Also known as "All Fools' Day", the mischievous holiday has heavily debated origins. Some historians cite the changing of calendars in 16th century France as the reason for the holiday, while others insist that it has much older, ancient Roman roots beginning with festivals centered around participants dressing up in costumes. Regardless, April Fools' Day is usually choc full of pranks--some harmless, some not. Here's a few ICD-10 codes your practice might see as a result of today's shenanigans.

Topics: Medical Billing Software
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2 Key EHR Support Features to Look For

By InSync Healthcare Solutions on Mar 28, 2019 9:38:16 AM

It’s evident that quality EHR support can play a large part of a practice’s success. But what, exactly, does “great” support look like? It can come in multiple forms, but its key message is the same: great support helps clients make the most of the software they rely on. There are a few key support features that every practice should ensure its next EHR vendor offers before deciding on a new software.

Topics: Practice Management Software EHR Software
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Opioid Crisis Officially in "Third Wave", According to CDC

By InSync Healthcare Solutions on Mar 22, 2019 11:22:16 AM

In a report published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, researchers have identified the “third wave” of the ongoing opioid crisis that’s had a hold on millions of Americans in the past 30 years. The first wave was prescription pain medications, with OxyContin leading the pack. The second was heroin, which replaced pills when they became too expensive. Now the country has moved into the third, and potentially most deadly, wave: fentanyl.

Topics: Behavioral Health Software
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Improving Patients' Mental Health

By InSync Healthcare Solutions on Mar 19, 2019 10:55:29 AM

Updated March 6, 2020

A new study revealed that the condition of your blood vessels may determine a good portion of your brain’s health. Researchers from the University of Edinburgh found that a number of factors—smoking, high blood pressure, and diabetes—may have a negative effect on not only your vascular health, but your brain as well.

Topics: Behavioral Health Software
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The Top 5 Patient Safety Concerns for 2019

By InSync Healthcare Solutions on Mar 14, 2019 10:11:07 AM

In an executive brief created by the ECRI Institute, researchers identified the top patient safety concerns for the 2019 year. Given the importance both patients and organizations place on reliability regarding security, most of these concerns are a no-brainer.

Topics: Practice Management Software EHR Software Behavioral Health Software
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Paid Family Leave Gains Bipartisan Support

By InSync Healthcare Solutions on Mar 6, 2019 10:18:03 AM

Paid family leave is defined by the National Compensation Survey (NCS) as: “leave granted to an employee to care for a family member—including a newborn or adopted child, a sick child or a sick adult relative—in addition to any sick leave, vacation, personal leave or short-term disability leave that might be available.” This definition does include both paternity and maternity leave.

Topics: Medical Tax Deduction
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Switching EHRs: How to Encourage New Software Usage in Your Practice

By InSync Healthcare Solutions on Mar 1, 2019 4:03:51 PM

We've touched upon numerous in other blogs, switching EHRs is no easy feat.

Topics: EHR Software
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Study Finds Physician Burnout Rates Dropped in 2017

By InSync Healthcare Solutions on Feb 27, 2019 10:02:10 AM

In a study recently published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings, researchers found that rates of physician burnout significantly decreased in 2017. Despite these positive numbers, the American Medical Association (AMA) is still calling for increased awareness and assistance when it comes to burnout symptoms.

Topics: Practice Management Software
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Planning a Timeline & Budget for Your New EHR

By InSync Healthcare Solutions on Feb 21, 2019 10:39:31 AM

In today’s technology-based world, keeping your electronic health records safe, accurate, and accessible ranks top priority with both patients and providers. Every EHR option is different, with varying strengths and integrations to fit the wide variety of practices found in the healthcare industry. It’s very likely that you and your practice already rely on an EHRbut have you chosen the right one? If your current EHR no longer fits your practice’s needs or slow or outdated, it may be time to make a switch.  

RELATED: Checklist: Preparing to Switch EMR Systems

Topics: EHR Software
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February is American Heart Month

By InSync Healthcare Solutions on Feb 20, 2019 9:15:25 AM

Begun in 1963, American Heart Month was created to encourage better heart health amongst Americans. Considering that heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States, this month is particularly important in terms of national health.

Topics: Provider Health and Wellness
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How to Diagnose Compassion Fatigue

By InSync Healthcare Solutions on Feb 18, 2019 9:51:09 AM

Especially common in healthcare providers, the "cost of caring" can wreak havoc on providers' work ethic and personal happiness. These 8 symptoms are among the most common--and most severe--sensations people suffering from compassion fatigue may experience. 

Topics: Provider Health and Wellness Healthcare Software
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The 6 Most Common Questions About the Section 179 Tax Deduction

By InSync Healthcare Solutions on Feb 11, 2019 9:45:29 AM

Penny-pinching is something that every money conscious person, either in their personal or professional endeavors, strives for. When it comes to taxes, there’s one deduction that is particularly beneficial for medical practices: the Section 179 Deduction. But for all its usefulness, this deduction will be of little use if a practice is unaware of it.

Topics: Practice Management Software Medical Tax Deduction
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4 Healthcare Predictions for 2019 by HIMSS

By InSync Healthcare Solutions on Feb 6, 2019 11:56:38 AM

HIMSS recently released the report “2019 Healthcare Trends Forecast: The Beginning of a Consumer-Driven Reformation”. It offers commentary and analysis from various healthcare industry leaders on upcoming changes and opportunities for growth that the industry will experience in the coming year.

Topics: Practice Management Software
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InSync Named Among Front Runners in EMR Market by Software Advice

By InSync Healthcare Solutions on Feb 5, 2019 9:06:59 AM

Updated April 7, 2020

We're extremely happy to announce that we've done it again. See the new announcement about our 2020 status as the most recommended EHR frontrunner

InSync is honored to be named one of Software Advice's 2019 FrontRunners in the EMR Market!

Topics: Company News EHR Software
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Providers Must Embrace Data Utilization to Fight Against Opioid Crisis

By InSync Healthcare Solutions on Feb 1, 2019 10:23:12 AM

In a recently published article on Medical Economics, InSync Healthcare Solutions CFO Charlie Hutchinson addressed the opioid crisis and what he believes providers can do to help fight against it.

With more than 800 per week dying from opioid-related overdoses, it's imperative that providers play an integral role in the fight against opioid dependency. It also would help financially, too. Prescription opioid misuse alone in the United States costs the health system $78.5 billion per year.

Topics: Behavioral Health Software
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4 Ways to Tell If You're Suffering From Physician Burnout

By InSync Healthcare Solutions on Jan 30, 2019 8:25:13 AM

Struggling to maintain the same energy and motivation you once had earlier in your medical career? 

Practicing medicine is a stressful and time-consuming occupation, making it easy for healthcare providers to be worn down by the day-to-day responsibilities.

A study conducted by Medscape discovered that 44 percent of healthcare providers categorized themselves as "burned out" with an additional 11 percent labeling themselves as "colloquially depressed."

Are you worried you're suffering from physician burnout like many of your industry colleagues? Check out these four signs of physician burnout

Topics: Healthcare Software
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6 Key 2019 Technology Trends That Will Impact Physician Practices

By InSync Healthcare Solutions on Jan 29, 2019 10:06:28 AM

We're nearly a month into 2019, and the year is shaping up to be both an important and exciting year for those in the healthcare industry. InSync Healthcare Solutions CFO Charlie Hutchinson recently offered his thoughts on the new year and what top technology trends will impact physician practices the most. The article was published on The Healthcare Guys.

Topics: Healthcare Software
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Physician Burnout Remains Significant Problem for Healthcare Providers

By InSync Healthcare Solutions on Jan 22, 2019 10:47:50 AM

 In a study conducted by Medscape, a large portion of healthcare providers are still reporting physician burnout. A whopping 44 percent of those interviewed rated themselves burned out, with an additional 11 percent labeling themselves as “colloquially depressed”.

Topics: Provider Health and Wellness
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Are you more likely to die from an opioid overdose or a car crash?

By InSync Healthcare Solutions on Jan 21, 2019 9:57:26 AM

New data from the National Security Council suggests a new answer to this question for the first time ever in American history. According to the NSC, a person is more likely to die from an accidental opioid overdose than from a motor vehicle crash. The odds of dying accidentally from an opioid overdose have risen to one in 96, while the odds of dying in a motor vehicle crash remain at one in 103. 

Topics: Behavioral Health Software Substance Abuse
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6 Interesting Facts About Mental Health

By InSync Healthcare Solutions on Jan 16, 2019 9:03:16 AM

Mental health is becoming a greater priority for a large number of Americans. As 1 in 5 adults have a mental health condition—that’s over 40 million Americans—it can come as no surprise that the focus and demand surrounding adequate care is on the rise.

Topics: Behavioral Health Software
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Where Telehealth Made the Most Progress in 2018

By InSync Healthcare Solutions on Jan 15, 2019 10:28:05 AM

The New Year's holiday is a few weeks behind us now, but that doesn't mean we're not able to look back at 2018 still. For the healthcare technology industry, telehealth was one of the biggest stories throughout the year. It experienced significant growth, and is quickly becoming an industry standard for providing quality, coordinated care across multiple specialties..

In a recently published article on HealthLeaders Media, industry leaders shared their thoughts about the specific areas where they felt like telehealth experienced the most growth. InSync Healthcare Solutions CFO Charlie Hutchinson was among those leaders who gave their opinion on the topic.

Topics: Telehealth
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The 4 Most Common EHR Implementation Errors

By InSync Healthcare Solutions on Jan 14, 2019 10:14:46 AM

Purchasing the EHR software is only half of the battle. Let’s say the EHR has the required features, an ideal cost, and allows for the easy, efficient flow of data between relevant parties. But all of that perfection will be for naught if the implementation process is subpar.

Topics: EHR Implementation
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Telehealth Reimbursement Expansions & Other Virtual Care Predictions for 2019

By InSync Healthcare Solutions on Jan 10, 2019 10:56:27 AM

A recently published article on HealthLeaders Media asked healthcare technology leaders about their respective predictions for virtual care in the new year.

InSync Healthcare Solutions CFO Charlie Hutchinson was among those leaders who offered their thoughts on what 2019 has in store for telehealth technology.

Topics: Telehealth
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United States Among Lowest-Ranked Countries in Future Health Index

By InSync Healthcare Solutions on Jan 7, 2019 11:44:00 AM

The third-edition of the Future Health Index (FHI) spells bad news for the United States, who came in with one of the lowest scores worldwide for overall health care satisfaction.

A research-based platform designed to help determine the readiness of countries to address global health challenges and build sustainable, fit-for-purpose national health systems, the FHI examined the Value Measure of 16 countries around the world.

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New Year, New You: 9 Resolutions for a Healthier 2019

By InSync Healthcare Solutions on Jan 3, 2019 10:06:59 AM

As 2019 begins, many people plan on embarking on their New Year’s Resolutions. From being healthier in their eating habits to trying to be a kinder person, these goals can range across the board. But generally speaking, they’re all about self-improvement in some way.

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A Year in Review: World Health in 2018

By InSync Healthcare Solutions on Jan 2, 2019 10:14:43 AM

2018 was a year of tremendous highs and stunning lows, in many aspects. That volatility was also mirrored in the reports surrounding world health numbers. While there were many instances of improvement, there were also areas of frankly unsettling—if not frightening—setbacks in terms of health.

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Medical Practice Marketing: 4 Ways to Become Blogging Superstars in 2019

By InSync Healthcare Solutions on Dec 26, 2018 10:13:14 AM

As your medical practice embarks on the closing of 2018 and the beginning of 2019, you're probably trying to come up with some good new year's resolutions to help improve your business in the next year.

We have a great suggestion for you - blog!

Medical practices who actively blog on their websites are much better positioned to cultivate meaningful relationships with a wider group of both current and prospective patients in the surrounding area.

It's not enough to simply blog, however. It's imperative that medical practices blog well

Anyone can type words on a page, but do those posts have a purpose? By leveraging these four helpful tips, your medical practice will become blogging superstars in no time.

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5 Most Read Stories of 2018

By InSync Healthcare Solutions on Dec 20, 2018 11:41:16 AM

The year 2018 is rapidly coming to an end and we couldn't be more excited to see what the new year has in store both for InSync Healthcare Solutions and our incredible clients.

On the InSync Blog, it's also been an exciting year as we've reached record-high numbers in readership and subscribers. So to everyone who has been an active reader or subscribed to this blog during the year, thank you!

As we reflect on the past year, we've covered a variety of topics on this blog, ranging from legislative changes to hot topics within the industry to highlighting some of our clients' successes.

However, it's these five stories below that have stood out as our most popular for 2018. Take a look!

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An Unlikely Relationship: Behavioral Health Issues During Pregnancy

By InSync Healthcare Solutions on Dec 17, 2018 8:30:00 AM

The expected arrival of a newborn and subsequent birth of a child is one of the most joyful events in anybody's life. 

As a father myself, I've experienced this incredibly joyful, unique, overwhelming and life-changing event twice - with the births of my son and my daughter just 18 months later. 

And when the topic of childbirth is brought up, sure there's much discussion about the physical changes and trials that a women endures during the nine months of pregnancy and in the short-term following the birth. 

But the mental health of woman can also be vulnerable to negative changes during these times, too.

 

Topics: Ob Gyn Journal Articles Behavioral Health Software
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The Opioid Crisis: Fentanyl Surpasses Heroin as Leading Cause of Fatal Overdoses

By InSync Healthcare Solutions on Dec 13, 2018 11:42:02 AM

According to the CDC, fentanyl is now the drug most frequently involved in overdose fatalities in the U.S. The report covers the years 2011 to 2016 and tracks the changing landscape of drug usage in that time. In 2011, oxycodone was the most common culprit behind overdose deaths. Then, from 2012 to 2015, heroin took the leading spot as the cause of deaths. And finally, in 2016, fentanyl surpassed them all, skyrocketing to become the leading cause of overdoses.

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9 Common OB GYN ICD-10 Codes

By InSync Healthcare Solutions on Dec 11, 2018 11:53:42 AM

Coding a patient’s symptoms or conditions varies across specialties. For OB GYNs in particular, the ICD-10 codes they often find themselves relying on are rarely used in any other form of medicine. Due to their focus on women’s health, these codes are unlikely to crop up in an emergency room or a cardiologist’s office.

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ICD-10 Codes for Hanukkah

By InSync Healthcare Solutions on Dec 6, 2018 9:49:24 AM

Happy Hanukkah! The 8 day “Festival of Lights” runs December 2nd through the 10th this year, and is sure to be filled with plenty of family meals, food, and of course, candles for many. But this joyful time of year isn’t without its risks—here are ICD-10 codes you and your family should hope to avoid during Hanukkah.

Topics: Medical Billing Software
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Why Ubiquitous Interoperability Should Concern Physicians

By InSync Healthcare Solutions on Dec 5, 2018 9:10:12 AM

Interoperability is a major buzz word in today's healthcare industry, but what does it really mean for our healthcare providers and physicians?

In a recently published article on Health IT Outcomes , InSync Healthcare Solutions CFO Charlie Hutchinson offers up an important and much-needed conversation on how interoperability will impact physicians in the current healthcare landscape.

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December 1st is World AIDS Day

By InSync Healthcare Solutions on Dec 1, 2018 10:00:00 AM

Originally begun in 1988, World AIDS Day is an internationally recognized event dedicated to raising awareness and combat the stigma surrounding the deadly disease. It offers people the world over the opportunity to unite in the fight against HIV, show support for those living with HIV, and honor those who have died from AIDS-related illness. It also holds the distinct honor of being the first ever global health day.

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The History of the Opioid Epidemic

By InSync Healthcare Solutions on Nov 28, 2018 12:21:17 PM

The United States is in the midst of an opioid epidemic. While the current crisis began its dramatic rise in the early 2010s, the presence of opioids in the country precedes even its status as a true nation. To better understand the why and how opioids became so prevalent, it helps to track their usage in the country throughout time.

Topics: Behavioral Health Software
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The Unique Medical Software Needs of First-Time EHR Software User Children's Place

By InSync Healthcare Solutions on Nov 27, 2018 10:54:21 AM

Every practice is different. Whether it's the specialty, the structure, its goals, needs or problems, no two practices are the same. Because of this, many specialty practices are hesitant to make the initial transition from paper records to an EHR software system. After all, the paper charts and workflows provide make up for their inefficiency with their comfort and familiarity from the providers. This was the situation Children's Place found itself in earlier this year.

Topics: Behavioral Health Software
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5 Tips on Having Heart-Healthy Holidays

By InSync Healthcare Solutions on Nov 26, 2018 11:49:22 AM

The holiday season is often packed with parties and food. From family get-togethers to corporate shindigs, there’s no shortage of tasty treats to choose from. Unfortunately, the majority of these offerings are far from healthy.

Topics: Provider Health and Wellness Primary Care
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Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare: 10 Algorithms Cleared by the FDA

By InSync Healthcare Solutions on Nov 21, 2018 10:46:24 AM

Artificial intelligence is becoming more and more integrated into healthcare by the day. In the past year, there’s been an abundance of new healthcare-focused software all geared towards reducing burden and improving patient results.

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Florida Plans to Sue CVS, Walgreens Over Opioid Sales

By InSync Healthcare Solutions on Nov 19, 2018 9:58:53 AM

The State of Florida has announced its intentions to sue the US’s two largest drugstore chains. Given the current state of the opioid epidemic—with 115 people dying daily throughout the country due to opioid-related overdoses—this move is hardly an unsurprising one.

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An OB-GYN Shortage is Plaguing America

By InSync Healthcare Solutions on Nov 16, 2018 1:37:29 PM

Much has been written about the shortage of physicians throughout the United States.

In a new study commissioned by the Association of American Medical Colleges, the United States will face a shortage of between 40,800 and 104,900 physicians by 2030. Simply put, the numbers of new primary care physicians and other medical specialists are not keeping pace with the demands of a growing population.

Actual shortage numbers vary by specialty, but one of particular concern for women is the shortage of OB-GYN practitioners that is quickly becoming a problem.

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The Behavioral Health Professional Shortage

By InSync Healthcare Solutions on Nov 15, 2018 11:07:20 AM

If you've read this blog before, you've likely heard this statistic - one in five Americans suffer from a mental health issue, which roughly includes about 44 million Americans. The Journal of the American Medical Association reports that the "disease burden" (cost and outcomes) of mental health and substance use disorders was higher than for any other condition in 2015.

In short, the need for behavioral health providers is immense.

Topics: Telehealth Behavioral Health Software
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CMS Publishes Final Rule for CY 2019 Quality Payment Program & Physician Fee Schedule

By InSync Healthcare Solutions on Nov 13, 2018 12:08:57 PM

Recently, on Nov. 1, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) published its final rule, providing updates to the Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) and calendar-year 2019 Quality Payment Program.

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3 Ways to Adjust to Daylight Savings Time

By InSync Healthcare Solutions on Nov 6, 2018 10:51:10 AM

Ah, Daylight Savings Time. Whether it’s “springing forward” in March, or “falling back” in November, most people feel the difference within the first few days of the change. It’s a little more disruptive in the spring—no one likes losing an hour of sleep, after all—but even “gaining” an hour in the fall can throw people’s sleep schedules and moods out of whack.

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patients' behavioral healthcare needs in the wake of a natural disaster

By InSync Healthcare Solutions on Nov 5, 2018 8:00:00 AM

In a recently published article on Becker's Health IT & CIO Report, InSync Healthcare Solutions CFO Charlie Hutchinson explores the importance of caring for a patient's mental well-being following a natural disaster.

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21 Companies Pledge Various Contributions to End Opioid Addiction

By InSync Healthcare Solutions on Oct 30, 2018 11:01:02 AM

Last week, President Donald Trump signed sweeping opioids legislation into law, enacting the SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act. President Trump referred to the bill as "the single largest bill to combat the drug crisis in the history of our country."

Topics: Behavioral Health Software Substance Abuse
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President Trump Signs Major Opioids Legislation Into Law

By InSync Healthcare Solutions on Oct 25, 2018 2:04:50 PM

At a White House event yesterday, President Donald Trump took a major step in the country's fight against opioid addiction, signing sweeping opioids legislation into law.

This comes a year after President Trump declared the opioid epidemic a public health emergency.

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Trick or Treat: Halloween ICD-10 Codes for Costume Mishaps

By InSync Healthcare Solutions on Oct 23, 2018 10:03:44 AM

Ah, Halloween. A day filled with candy, scary movies, and of course, costumes galore. There’s no shortage of choices when it comes to dressing up—from punny to TV-inspired, classic monsters to modern-day ghouls, chances are you’ll see it come next Wednesday.

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How to Create a Cybersecurity Plan on a Budget

By InSync Healthcare Solutions on Oct 17, 2018 11:24:11 AM

Considering that healthcare is one of the most at-risk industries when it comes to hacking and security breaches, it can come as no surprise that it’s of paramount importance for every healthcare organization to have an effective cybersecurity system in place. However, despite this, 12 percent of hospitals lack even basic IT security systems, according to HIMSS Analytics.

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Behavioral Telehealth: Exploring New Opportunities for Providers and Patients

By InSync Healthcare Solutions on Oct 16, 2018 9:46:27 AM

In a recently published article on Healthcare Business Today, InSync Healthcare Solutions CFO, Charlie Hutchinson explores the intersection of behavioral health and telemedicine technology.

Topics: Telehealth
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World Mental Health Day: 5 Ways to Improve Your Mental Health Each Day

By InSync Healthcare Solutions on Oct 10, 2018 11:28:54 AM

Throughout our lives, we're constantly told the value of keeping our physical health in great shape. From eating right to consistent exercise, everybody understands the importance of maintaining a healthy weight, building muscle and chronic disease prevention.

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Telepsychiatry is Combating Negative Behavioral Health Stigmas

By InSync Healthcare Solutions on Oct 8, 2018 2:01:00 PM

Every year, one in five adults are diagnosed with a mental health disorder (more than 43 million Americans). Despite this growing number, 60 percent of those diagnosed with a mental health condition do not seek treatment. However, telepsychiatry software is allowing for more breakthroughs.

Topics: Telehealth
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Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA): Fact vs. Fiction

By InSync Healthcare Solutions on Oct 4, 2018 10:52:33 AM

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act—more commonly known as HIPAA—has been the defining federal law on health privacy since 1996. Despite this, many misconceptions about just what HIPAA dictates have remained. Luckily, determining between fact and fiction isn’t rocket science. Here are a few common myths—and truths—about HIPAA.

Topics: Healthcare Software HIPAA
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Leveraging New Technology for Better Collaboration in a Value-Centered World

By InSync Healthcare Solutions on Oct 1, 2018 9:29:23 AM

In a recent article posted on Rehab Insider, Charlie Hutchinson, chief financial officer at InSync Healthcare Solutions, explores how technology can help physical therapists, in particular, move toward value-based care along with the rest of the industry.

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4 Ways Health IT Can Aid in the Fight Against the Opioid Crisis

By InSync Healthcare Solutions on Sep 26, 2018 10:20:25 AM

Every day, more than 115 people in the US die after overdosing on opioids. Whether it’s from the misuse of prescription pain pills or illegal opioids, there’s no denying that the crisis is dire. Its emotional and financial toll are vast.

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Could Telemedicine Be Effective in Substance Abuse Treatment? HHS Says Yes.

By InSync Healthcare Solutions on Sep 25, 2018 10:29:23 AM

Telemedicine, along with rapidly evolving EMR softwares, is rapidly changing healthcare -- whether it's through providing access to care to many rural or remote Americans who otherwise would not be able to receive care or simply speeding the process of care in emergent situations like a stroke.

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Senate Passes Major Opioid Crisis Bill

By InSync Healthcare Solutions on Sep 20, 2018 2:19:04 PM

Earlier this week, the United States Senate came together under a unified spirit of combatting the opioid crisis that is greatly affecting our country.

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CPT Codes Updated for Coding Telehealth

By InSync Healthcare Solutions on Sep 13, 2018 1:41:10 PM

Healthcare has always been directly impacted by technological advances, and CPT codes are no exception. Last week, the American Medical Association (AMA) released the 2019 Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) code set. The reason behind the update? The introduction of new codes that aid healthcare providers in medical billing for telehealth related services.

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FCC's $100 Million Connected Care Pilot Program Receives Major Support

By InSync Healthcare Solutions on Sep 12, 2018 12:30:45 PM

Support for telehealth technology is increasing quickly, most notably, within the federal government. The latest effort comes from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

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Report: Physician Burnout Starts in Medical School

By InSync Healthcare Solutions on Sep 7, 2018 12:45:18 PM

Physician burnout is a serious issue, even considered an epidemic by some. Recent surveys show burnout rates have risen nearly 10 percent over the last few years. While many might expect the burnout to occur for physicians because of the rigors of working in a hospital or private practice day in and day out, a new report actually shows the burnout begins much earlier... in medical school.

Topics: Practice Management Software Provider Health and Wellness Medical Billing Software
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Football is Back! ICD-10 Codes for the Start of Football Season

By InSync Healthcare Solutions on Sep 6, 2018 11:30:25 AM

The long wait is officially over.

While college football officially got its start last week with a full slate of games, the 2018 NFL season is officially underway, beginning tonight with Thursday Night Football between the Atlanta Falcons and Philadelphia Eagles.

The start of football season is an exciting time for many as fans descend upon stadiums and living rooms to passionately root for their favorite teams and players. It's a fun time for sure, but as always, there's risk for a wacky injury by a fan that might require some medical attention.

Check out some of these football-related ICD-10 codes that we hope you don't experience any time soon!

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5 Ways Great Support Impacts Customer Satisfaction

By InSync Healthcare Solutions on Sep 4, 2018 10:20:50 AM

Good support is the building block of success across numerous industries. No matter if a client is relying on a company for television access, exercise classes, food or record-keeping software, part of keeping them happy and engaged is having a good support team available to assist them.

And it’s no different for EHR vendors—happy clients are much more likely to remain with their current vendor than unhappy ones.

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Reimbursements for Substance Abuse Counseling via Telehealth Expected

By InSync Healthcare Solutions on Aug 29, 2018 1:06:34 PM

As telemedicine continues its rise in popularity throughout the healthcare industry, states are also beginning to embrace the importance of the technology from a reimbursement perspective.

And California is on its way to doing just that for behavioral health and substance abuse.

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Which States Have the Most Affordable Healthcare?

By InSync Healthcare Solutions on Aug 27, 2018 2:02:55 PM

Affordable healthcare is something of a hot button issue. Whether one supports the Affordable Care Act or not, there’s no denying that the United States has some of the highest costs when it comes to medical care.

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Tech Giants Announce Joint Effort to Improve Health Data Sharing Standards

By InSync Healthcare Solutions on Aug 21, 2018 9:18:59 AM

As many in the healthcare industry can attest, one of the major issues facing providers and patients alike is successfully sharing vital patient data between the numerous professionals who often comprise an individual’s care.

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New CDC Statistics Point to Worsening Opioid Addiction

By InSync Healthcare Solutions on Aug 20, 2018 11:19:30 AM

Easily one of the most troubling trends in the entire American healthcare industry is the rise of opioid use throughout the country. Truly a crisis, the opioid epidemic is not only only costly to the healthcare system, but deadly to more Americans than ever before.

Topics: Behavioral Health Software
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New Poll Shows Patient Portals Offered in Almost 100% of Healthcare Organizations

By InSync Healthcare Solutions on Aug 17, 2018 12:12:06 PM

In its most recent MGMA Stat poll, the Medical Group Management Association discovered that 90 percent of healthcare leaders said their practice offers a patient portal.

Out of the 10 percent who do not currently offer a patient portal, many admitted they are either working to implement one soon or they have the software as a part of their EHR, but it has not yet been implemented.

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Facebook Changing Advertising Requirements for Addiction Treatment Centers

By InSync Healthcare Solutions on Aug 14, 2018 9:49:59 AM

As of August 9th, 2018, Facebook has officially changed its certification requirements for treatment centers regarding advertising their services.

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CMS Finalizes Promoting Interoperability Rule

By InSync Healthcare Solutions on Aug 13, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Back in April, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed some major changes to the EHR Incentive Program, including a complete name change to Promoting Interoperability.

Well now, approximately three months later, CMS has finalized a rule that is designed to overhaul the Meaningful Use program, emphasizing the advance of health data exchange among healthcare providers.

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The Six Most Common Back-to-School Sicknesses

By InSync Healthcare Solutions on Aug 10, 2018 9:48:00 AM

Across the country, children are mourning the end of summer while their parents rejoice at the prospect of having clean houses again. As summer ends and school begins, however, parents may soon find themselves facing an even more daunting prospect than sticky countertops and messy rooms: back-to-school sicknesses. That means providers in pediatrics have time to prepare their practices to better deal with the increased volume of patients. 

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Escaping the Lure of the Big Name EHR

By InSync Healthcare Solutions on Aug 7, 2018 12:33:25 PM

Recently published on Becker's Hospital Review, Charlie Hutchinson, InSync CFO, discusses how the smaller, independent healthcare organizations are tantalized by the temptation of implementing a big box, EHR system. 

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4 Useful Facts About Social Media Marketing For Your Practice

By InSync Healthcare Solutions on Aug 2, 2018 1:14:35 PM

Before the 2000s, marketing—especially social media marketing—wasn’t a topic that medical professionals and organizations concerned themselves with. But now, with the advent of online reviews and social media profiles, carving out a brand and name for one’s medical practice is more important than ever.

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InSync Launches New Resource: InSync University

By InSync Healthcare Solutions on Aug 1, 2018 2:08:10 PM

InSync is proud to announce the launching of a new resource for our current clients: InSync University. This site became available to InSync users beginning August 1, 2018.

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3 Reasons Why Behavioral Health EHR Adoption is On the Rise

By InSync Healthcare Solutions on Jul 27, 2018 2:29:45 PM

For too long, the behavioral health community was left out of healthcare's technological boom, as only physicians seemed to be included in the government's plan to incentivize health IT adoption. Using EHR technology has quickly become the norm throughout the industry, regardless of specialty.

However, behavioral health providers have been slow to adopt, with only 21 percent of behavioral health organizations claiming to use them as of 2012. Some states also show significant gaps in health IT adoption. For example, according to the Massachusetts eHealth Institute, primary care and specialty care providers had an over 90 percent adoption rate, compared to just 55 percent for behavioral health providers.

Thankfully, the tide is turning for a variety of reasons and the future of behavioral health and EHR adoption looks bright, as evidenced by some reports that show approximately 60 percent of psychiatrists across the board using EHR technology.

Here are a few reasons why behavioral health is adopting EHR technology at higher rates.

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What is an EMR? Electronic Medical Records Explained.

By InSync Healthcare Solutions on Jul 25, 2018 11:27:50 AM

Electronic medical records (EMRs) have changed the healthcare landscape. Through gradually growing use and increased incentives, they’ve forever shifted how patients and healthcare providers interact—in both positive and negative ways. Despite this, many have a number of questions concerning what it is they do, and why they’ve become necessary.

Topics: Healthcare Software Medical Billing Software EHR Software Behavioral Health Software e Prescribing
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Small, Independent Practices Showing Less Physician Burnout

By InSync Healthcare Solutions on Jul 24, 2018 11:10:08 AM

Physician burnout is a real, worrisome issue throughout the healthcare industry. 

One new study discovered that 83 percent of healthcare organizations perceive physician burnout as a problem within their business. Although the same study back in 2016 was 13 percent higher, it's evident that the majority of physicians are suffering from burnout in some form.

However, there's some optimism when it comes to physician burnout, according to a brand new study conducted by the Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine (JABFM).

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Information technology for better integration between providers

By InSync Healthcare Solutions on Jul 19, 2018 10:13:28 AM

In a recent article published on MGMA Connections, InSync Healthcare Solutions CFO Charlie Hutchinson tackles the complex, but worthwhile topic of integrating care for healthcare providers.

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5 Intriguing Facts About Substance Abuse Treatments

By InSync Healthcare Solutions on Jul 18, 2018 11:33:48 AM

Substance abuse and drug addiction are complex issues, and affect huge numbers of Americans every year. Addiction comes in many forms, and in varying degrees of severity. As such, there can be no “one-size-fits-all” treatment plans—different patients will respond better to whatever treatment best suits their personality, environment, or other factors.

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CMS Wants to Pay Doctors More Money for Telehealth Visits

By InSync Healthcare Solutions on Jul 17, 2018 8:34:19 AM

Late last week, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) made a major announcement regarding telemedicine and subsequent reimbursements to healthcare providers. As is tradition, CMS released its annual document on physician payments. The proposal includes recommendations for updating Medicare payment rates and policies beginning on or after Jan. 1, 2019.

Topics: Telehealth Medical Tax Deduction
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Which States Are Most 'Progressive' or 'Restrictive' for Telemedicine?

By InSync Healthcare Solutions on Jul 12, 2018 2:43:04 PM

There's no question about the growth of telemedicine throughout the United States. Its popularity, however, doesn't necessarily mean every state in the country is embracing telemedicine technology.

 

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Lack of Interoperability Between EHR Systems Fuels Physician Burnout

By InSync Healthcare Solutions on Jul 9, 2018 9:59:31 AM

Physician burnout has many causes. From long hours to compassion fatigue, there’s no shortage of reasons why physicians find themselves worn down. An additional root? The lack of interoperability between various EHR systems. So what does this mean for physicians? And how can EHR providers take some of the burden off of their clients shoulders?

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The Relationship Between Collaborative Care and Integrated Care

By InSync Healthcare Solutions on Jul 3, 2018 9:03:12 AM

According to the World Health Organization, integrated care—or, more specifically, integrated service delivery—is defined as “the organization and management of health services so that people get the care they need, when they need it, in ways that are user-friendly, achieve the desired results and provide value for money.”

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Why Telebehavioral Health is Beneficial for Both Patients and Providers

By InSync Healthcare Solutions on Jul 2, 2018 2:12:52 PM

Traditionally, behavioral health has been left behind in the technological evolution of the healthcare industry. EHR incentive programs failed to include incentives for behavioral health providers' adoption of technology, and as a result, a technological gap between the physical and behavioral health communities was created.

Can TEFCA Ensure Interoperability on a National Scale?

By InSync Healthcare Solutions on Jun 29, 2018 12:12:06 PM

Interoperability is the healthcare industry's major buzzword as CMS and other organizations create programs and initiatives with the sole purpose of improving interoperability.

Topics: Healthcare Software MACRA Medical Tax Deduction
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WHO Publishes Initial Release of ICD-11

By InSync Healthcare Solutions on Jun 27, 2018 12:00:22 PM

ICD-11. Yes, you read that right!

It seems like only yesterday that the ICD-10 mandate was throwing healthcare providers across the country into a tailspin. But now a few years into ICD-10 in the United States, the World Health Organization (WHO) generated a lot of buzz throughout the industry with its initial release of ICD-11.

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INFOGRAPHIC: Capital4Healthcare's Tips on Expanding Your Medical Practice

By InSync Healthcare Solutions on Jun 25, 2018 12:34:30 PM

Establishing your own private medical practice means you’re serious about delivering the most direct care to your patients and fostering a serious relationship with them. It also means you’ll have to take an active role in building and maintaining that practice.

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The Top 8 Qualities of a Successful EHR

By InSync Healthcare Solutions on Jun 18, 2018 9:51:03 AM

Before a practice can begin their EHR search, it’s necessary to understand what a well-designed, functional system looks like. According to guidelines developed by the American Medical Association, a successful EHR system should do the following:

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ICD-10: Finding the Correct Code in 5 Easy Steps

By InSync Healthcare Solutions on Jun 14, 2018 10:24:45 AM

ICD-10 codes are the bread and butter of medical billing providers across specialties, practice sizes, and levels of patient care. The International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Edition, is based on the International Classification of Diseases, published by the World Health Organization.

Topics: Medical Billing Software
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How InSync Streamlines Multi-Therapy Workflows

By InSync Healthcare Solutions on Jun 13, 2018 8:30:09 AM

In any business, implementing technology that understands the unique needs and the specific kind of work of the business only makes the technology more effective. The same can be said for electronic health record (EHR) systems and multi-therapy practices. Here's how we streamline workflows for therapy software

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INFOGRAPHIC: Starting a New Practice Checklist

By InSync Healthcare Solutions on Jun 11, 2018 10:23:53 AM

Starting a new medical practice is a significant professional and financial commitment. Between purchasing equipment, hiring well-trained staff members, and marketing the new business, there’s a lot to manage in a short time span.

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POLL: 90% of Americans Willing to Try Telemedicine

By InSync Healthcare Solutions on Jun 7, 2018 11:50:23 AM

There's no question about the impact telemedicine is having on the American healthcare system. From providing greater access to care for patients to reducing overall costs for both health systems and patients, there's many benefits to implementing telemedicine in patient care.

And patients around the country are taking notice.

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CMS Releases Medicaid & CHIP Scorecard

By InSync Healthcare Solutions on Jun 5, 2018 11:08:23 AM

On Monday, the CMS released a new tool to help educate the public on how Medicaid agencies are performing based on the healthcare outcomes of their beneficiaries. “The scorecard will be used to track and display progress being made throughout and across the Medicaid and CHIP programs, so others can learn from the success of high-performing states. By using meaningful data and fostering transparency, we will see the development of best practices that lead to positive health outcomes for our most vulnerable populations,” says CMS Administrator Seema Verma.