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To our clients, staff, and friends: Physicians First Messages is wishing you all a lovely Thanksgiving holiday surrounded by the ones you love!
Today, more than 80% of doctors use one form of electronic healthcare record or another. Of the 17% hold outs, more and more are starting to buy into the belief that they will eventually have to switch over to some electronic system. But did you know that there are over 1,100 different electronic medical record, or EMR, systems? While attending a breakout session at TIPAAA, I was able to listen to doctors first hand, complain about the numerous EMRs and the issues that each comes with each one.
What was your experience like when you were trying to decide on an EMR system? Some come fully loaded like a luxury vehicle with all the bells & whistles, others promise “seamless mergers” between your current system and their system, only for you to find yourself in a merger nightmare. Well, with over 80% of doctors struggling to get their EMRs configured correctly, when will these software vendors get their act together and fix the issues?
As a medical call center, Physicians First Messages, Inc listens to their doctors’ concerns, not only regarding call center issues but all issues that have an effect on their practice. We are just one part of serving their patients. We feel that it benefits each party when we stay on top of the major issues of the health field.
Physician practices and hospital systems alike can breathe a small sigh of relief. Through all of the craziness, many EMR software vendors are ready to stop the madness. “EHR vendors have shown an increased willingness to play ball with one another; even better, have bought into the standardized frameworks such as Carequality, making interoperability between future offerings a guarantee instead of an expensive hassle.”
EMRs can be of great benefit once they are able to communicate and perform the way you need them to and seems like that will happen sooner than later. “Vendors are showing a more share-friendly outlook”. That means an improvement for the providers and the patients. That is the shocking outcome we all want!
General Operations Manager
After you attend the Opening Ceremonies this evening, featuring the one and only Queen Extravaganza, be sure to visit us at Booth 2516 to enter for your chance to win a new set of clubs! Jim and Gary will be at the event to welcome you.
Plastic Surgery the Meeting - There's Something for Everyone!
PFMI is on the road again! Jim and Gary are flying out tomorrow to San Diego, CA where they'll be representing Physicians First Messages at the 88th Annual Plastic Surgery the Meeting! Stop by booth 2516 and say Hi!
Plastic Surgery the Meeting: Where it's guaranteed There's Something for Everyone! #ASPS #PSTM19
So you're bummed knowing the last of the four major pro golf tournaments ended last month. Feeling the doldrums knowing championships came and went and The Masters is eight long months away?
Hey, don't fret.
You still get to play, right? And Physicians First Messages is going to perk you up by letting you in on something you might not know: August is National Golf Month!
That's right. Golf has its own national month. And as someone who thoroughly enjoys the game and coaches it on the high school level, I'm going to give you a handful of ideas to help you celebrate this wonderful game.
For starters, maybe you don't have the time today to hit the links, but sooner or later you will and how about preparing by hitting the range? You can work out the kinks on those hooks and slices with some practice shots off the tee.
Why not plan a golf trip with some buddies, perhaps to a place you've never been to before and, furthermore, why not get into more competitive golf by getting a USGA handicap?
Hey, would you consider playing on a par-3 course for a change where you can focus on irons and mid-irons for the day?
Here's something different: Grab that first tee time for a change. There's nothing like the morning dew and waiting on just the grounds crew before you hit your next shot.
Maybe consider keeping stats on yourself the next time you go out, and I'm not just talking about strokes. Why not keep tabs on how many fairways and greens you hit?
Use your imagination, there's other ways to celebrate the game that's shared by so many. But regardless, just get out there. Hey, it's National Golf Month ... there's no better reason to hit the links.
See you out there,
Owner and operator