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EHR News and Information: The HealthFusion Blog

The HealthFusion EHR news and blog brings you the latest in the healthcare industry and health IT news as it pertains to you and your practice.

Seth Flam, DO

Lead Blogger: Seth Flam, DO

Dr. Flam is one of the founders of HealthFusion and serves as the company's CEO and President. He is board certified in Family Practice and is one of the creative forces behind MediTouch EHR. More information about Dr. Flam can be found at

Case Study – Why It’s Important to Find the Best EHR for Solo Practice

Whether you're deciding to strike out on your own or simply wondering if you can remain successful as an independent solo physician in today's seemingly daunting landscape, the comforting news is that it can be done. Take the case of Illinois-based neurologist, Dr. Michael Sergeant and his wife, Beth. Continue Reading

Electronic Health Records – Post Implementation Best Practices

Medical practices put so much effort into selecting and installing EHR platforms that teams can sometimes lose focus of all the post-implementation gains. Once an EHR gets up and running, that’s when staff can really start harnessing its immense powers. Optimizing implementation is vital getting the most from your system. Continue Reading

Should You Care About PQRS, Still?

The PQRS program as we know it will end on December 31, 2016, as we transition to MIPS and MACRA, but here are the reasons it should still be important to you. Continue Reading

Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) Performance Categories: An Overview

Physicians under MIPS are measured on their performance in four categories, each of which will carry a percentage, or weight, of the total score. MIPS scores will not only affect payment, but will also affect each clinician’s reputation because they will be made public. These categories are as follows ... Continue Reading

The Urgent Care Boom

One of fastest growing segment of American healthcare system, urgent care (or immediate care) has mushroomed into an estimated $14.5 billion business. More and more patients opt for urgent care over an overcrowded ER. MediTouch provides urgent care facilities the ability to customize and adapt to their specific practice workflow Continue Reading

HIMSS Conference 2016: Come See Us

HIMSS Conference 2016: Come see us at the NextGen booth for a free demo. See how our software works and how it can streamline your workflow, make your practice more efficient, and increase your revenue. Continue Reading

Senator Addresses Patient Identification Strategy & Interoperability

Republican Louisiana Senator Bill Cassidy addressed the lack of a patient identification strategy during an event at the Bipartisan Policy Center earlier this month. The event occurred as part of a focused effort to improve health through interoperability and information sharing, led by a group of influential representatives. Continue Reading