Top 10 Global Medical Practice Management Software Systems
In order to run the always-busy business side of the healthcare field, private practices and business need practice management software systems to operate smoothly. These systems are responsible for: scheduling patients, billing, monthly reports and much more. Unlike EHR technology, choosing and operating an adequate PM system is not the physicians’ area of expertise; typically, this responsibility falls onto the office manager’s or IT manager’s shoulders.
These programs prove to be influential in maintain a well-timed schedule in the office and for monitoring patient billing sequences, so doctors and offices managers want to ensure that they are choosing the right system for their practice.
The following are the Top 10 PM Software Programs in use around the globe:
1. NextGen Healthcare Practice Management Software
2. AthenaHealth’s AthenaCollector
3. eClinicalWorks Practice Management system
4. McKesson’s Horizon Practice Plus
5. Allscripts PM
6. GE Healthcare’s Centricity Group Management 4.0
7. Epic’s Cadence Enterprise Scheduling
8. Vitera Healthcare Solutions’ Vitera Intergy
9. Cerner Powerworks Practice Management
10. AdvancedMD Practice Management Program
Rosemarie Nelson, a principal at Medical Group Management Association, told InformationWeek Healthcare:
"Oftentimes it isn't which EHR to buy or which practice management system to buy; sometimes it's which bundle to buy because the physician wants a tightly integrated solution," Nelson said. She added that the EHR is more the driver than the PM system. "You pick the EHR that fits you because billing is billing, so chances are the PM systems that works for that EHR will be just fine," said Nelson.
With this ranking by KLAS and other industry-respected personnel, the importance of choosing a successful PM program can make or break any respective practice. To ensure your business stays ahead of the curve, make sure to do your research and invest in the program which best suits your operation’s needs.
Jvion launches AI-powered map to tackle mental health crisis
Clinical AI company Jvion has launched an interactive map of the US that highlights areas that are most vulnerable to poor mental health.
The Behavioral Health Vulnerability Map uses Jvion's AI CORE™ software to analyse public data on social determinants of health (SDOH) and determine the vulnerability of every US Census block group.
Vulnerability refers to the likelihood that residents will experience issues like self-harm, suicide attempts or overdoses. The map also identifies the most influential social determinants in each region, to show the social and environmental conditions that contribute to mental illness.
As an example, the map shows that Harrison County in Mississippi has a 50% higher suicide rate than the rest of the state. It also shows a high percentage of individuals in the armed forces at a time when active duty suicides are at a six-year high, along with a high prevalence of coronary artery disease, arthritis, and COPD, all chronic illnesses that are linked to a higher suicide risk.
The map also shows Harrison County has a high percentage of Vietnamese Americans, who studies suggest have high rates of depression and may be less likely to seek help from mental health professionals.
The map was built using the same data and analytics that Jvion used to create the COVID Community Vulnerability Map, which was launched towards the start of the pandemic.
With this new map, Jvion is aiming to tackle the growing mental health crisis in the US. “At a time when so many Americans are struggling with their mental health, we’re proud to offer a tool that can help direct treatment resources to the communities that need it most,” said Dr John Showalter, MD, Jvion’s chief product officer, who led the development of the map.
“For too long, the healthcare industry has struggled to address social determinants of health, particularly in the context of behavioural health. Our hope is that by surfacing the social and environmental vulnerabilities of America’s communities, we can better coordinate our response to the underlying conditions that impact the health and wellbeing of people everywhere.”