11 Jan

Tablo Dialysis: TPNIES and Home Therapies

The latest Tablo dialysis Transitional Payment for New and Innovative Equipment and Supplies (TPNIES) add-on begins in January 2022. Information is available for clinics by visiting CMS TPNIES Information....

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14 Dec

The Value of Accessible Patient Data

Remember the days when you pulled a chart off the spinning rack and all of the patient data was included. Tabs sorted this information, and everyone wrote in this...

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29 Nov

Visonex Customer Service

In today’s modern world of self-check-out as well as online ordering, communication with customer service teams seems to have been lost. Seldom do we find a person roaming large...

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11 Nov

Patient Rights Regarding Access to Medical Records

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) governs an individual’s right to access their own medical records. HIPAA regulations recognize the importance of providing individuals with...

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29 Oct

The Future of Kidney Care

The CDC estimates that more than 37 million Americans are living with chronic kidney disease. The vast majority don’t even know it because there are typically very few or...

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30 Sep

What Is Interoperability in Healthcare and Why Is It Important?

Interoperability in the context of healthcare electronic health records (EHR) is the ability to share patient and related information between EHR systems. There are many different EHR systems available...

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02 Sep

When Is Dialysis Needed?

For most people, the need for dialysis comes on slowly. In fact, the symptoms of early-stage chronic kidney disease can be discrete. Such symptoms include having a reduced desire...

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27 Jul

Monitoring Chronic Kidney Disease

According to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), there is a great variation on whether patients progress to end-stage renal disease (ESRD). Not to...

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01 Jul

Predictive Analytics in Healthcare

Predictive analytics is designed to alert patient caregivers or providers of the likelihood of health events and outcomes ahead of time. The goal of using predictive analytics in healthcare...

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07 Jun

Algorithms and Electronic Health Records

A medical algorithm is a formula, computation, look-up table, nomogram, statistical survey, step-by-step procedure, etc. that can be used to develop care pathways, flow chart approaches to healthcare treatment,...

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