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‘Tis the Season to Prepare for a Tripledemic
As the country heads into winter, cases of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) are on the rise, combined with the usual flu surges, and, of course, COVID-19. This simultaneous influx of illness has been dubbed in the news as a “tripledemic,” and unfortunately it is hitting the pediatric population the hardest. RSV is a fairly common...
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FormDr AMA Doctor Tech
A lot has happened in the world between 2016 and 2022, especially in the healthcare sector. When the AMA started this project in 2016, Kate Kirley, MD – a family physician and director of chronic disease prevention at the American Medical Association – was quoted as stating “Digital health is the sort of Wild West...
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A new Mayo Clinic study presents some alarming findings for the healthcare world. It predicts that one in five physicians plan to leave medicine completely, and even more plan to reduce their hours or change course into a career track that is non-patient care based. The Mayo Clinic conducted this study with 20,665 respondents at...
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HIPAA Business Associate
HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules require compliance from not only covered healthcare entities, but their Business Associates (BAs). HIPAA Business Associate (BA) compliance rules were introduced in 2013 in the Final Omnibus Rule. This important rule not only redefined what a Business Associate is, but also applied provisions within the HITECH Act TO BAs. To...
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Payment Processing Stripe Square
FormDr is excited to announce our newest payment processing integration, allowing you to connect your practices existing Stripe or Square account directly to FormDr. Patients can then pay copays, subscriptions and make payments from a mobile phone, tablet, or computer. Increase Collections and Improve Cash Flow In a post-pandemic world, many healthcare providers are struggling...
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FormDr to do list
Do you find yourself wishing you could squeeze just a few more hours into your work day? You are not alone. People are juggling more work tasks, hobbies, and family commitments than ever before, and productivity expectations for work are always high. Whether your to-do list is contained on a written calendar, jotted down on...
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telehealth cyber target risk
A boom in telehealth has brought about disappointing consequences – increased exposure to hackers and ransomware attacks. The increased availability of telehealth applications is no doubt a huge benefit for patients, increasing access to care in a multitude of areas as well as other underserved areas of the country. Telehealth services were indispensable throughout the...
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HIPAA Password Compliance
Password requirements to maintain HIPAA compliance are intentionally technology neutral – learn exactly what you need to know to stay compliant. In our digital age, healthcare organizations and covered entities, as well as their business associates need to have a full understanding the HIPAA password requirements. These are important to avoid data breaches of any...
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How Automation can Help Your Business Cover Summer Vacations
Your staff are certainly looking forward to taking some time off this summer, but the challenge of maintaining the daily office flow can be stressful. Allow us to help. The workflow in a busy medical office is a delicate balance, and one that you have worked hard to perfect. Everyone excels at their jobs, and...
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Guidance on RPM HIPAA Compliant Intake Forms
As cases of COVID-19 increased around the world in 2020, the need for telehealth rose dramatically as well. Overwhelming demand resulted in many hastily implemented platforms, leaving areas ripe for exploitation by cybercriminals. Top-down guidance on RPMs (remote patient monitoring systems) was wanted and needed. Enter NIST. . . What is NIST + What Are...
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