Curas News and Events Archives - Curas Inc.

Top Five Tips for Promoting Patient Safety

Patient safety is a key area of concern and focus for medical practices and hospitals across the United States. Nationally, there are primary areas of concern, including Diagnostic Stewardship and Test Result Management using EHRs, as well as Antimicrobial Stewardship in Physician Practices and Aging Services. These are large issues, but certainly not topics you need to tackle on your…

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Welcome to Curas! | April 2019

East Tennessee Children’s Hospital Curas is excited to be working with East Tennessee Children’s Hospital in Knoxville, TN! Curas will be providing Tier 2 eClinicalWorks support to this comprehensive regional pediatric center which offers full capabilities to care for seriously ill children in a unique pediatric environment. Santa Cruz Community Health Centers Curas is pleased to announce our recent partnership…

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Did You Know? | eCW Allows You to Map SNOMED Codes to ICD Codes in the Problem List!

SNOMED – CT codes (Systemized Nomenclature of Medicine – Clinical Terminology) is the national standard for problem list and public health reporting. It is a required standard for electronic exchange of clinical health information.  Visit the U.S. National Library of Medicine for more information. For your convenience and easy access, the SNOMED CT codes are pre-populated in eClinicalWorks. Currently, the SNOMED…

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Did You Know? | E-Jelllybean – Change Request

Pharmacies now have the capability to submit change requests for prescription changes electronically in eClinincalWorks Version 11.  There are three types of change requests that can be sent to the practice.  These change requests can be approved, approved with changes, or denied depending on the specific request. Generic substitution request This type of request is sent to allow for the…

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What EHRs are saying about Interoperability

Healthcare IT News interviewed interoperability experts from eClinicalWorks and three other EHR vendors to discuss health IT interoperability, and their limits and solutions. “Early on, being able to communicate with ancillary systems, pharmacies and clearinghouses required special effort, but now such integrations are out of the box in our products,” Girish Navani, CEO and co-founder of eClinicalWorks said. “In the…

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State of Value Based Care

Over the past five years, the number of value-based care programs across the U.S. has increased seven-fold, with 48 states having implemented value-based initiatives. This means a move towards better health outcomes, efficiencies and reduced costs. In a recent article, Healthcare Finance News breaks down the report by Change Healthcare which arrived at the findings listed above, outlining the impact,…

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Welcome to Curas, March 2019

Curas is excited to be working with Battenkill Valley Health Center on an eCW Clinical and Billing optimization project. Curas will be assisting this Federal Qualified Health Center in Vermont with a survey of its clinical and billing workflows, a review of its eCW system setup and an analysis of clinical and billing KPIs to identify areas of improving processes…

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MIPS Update, March 2019

March was a busy month as we updated our clients with the MIPS submission patch. Now that 2018 is behind us, it’s not too early to start thinking about 2019. Remember that there is a minimum reporting requirement of 15 points to avoid a negative payment adjustment in 2020. Additionally, 2019 data will only be available on the dashboard for…

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Did You Know? | February 2019

Did you know? There are report tools to manage medication NDC issues, to cut down on errors when sending eRx. NDCs (National Drug Codes) are numbers assigned by the FDA and provide standardization and verification of medication content between providers, pharmacies, insurances, etc. Within eCW, incorrect or missing NDCs may cause a prescription to fail or be dropped to fax….

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Server Requirements

Have you checked your server’s operating system recently?  As Microsoft is expected to retire Windows Server Version 2008 at the beginning of 2020, our team is proactively reaching out to all practices still using this version.   If you are a practice that is impacted, you will need to work with your IT and Curas to move to an updated environment. …

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