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Today, we’re proud to announce an exciting new partnership with CODeLLA, a tech entrepreneurship and coding immersion program for underprivileged Latina girls.

Lack of diversity in the startup and technology sector is a real issue. Biases against women and minorities hinder the potential we can achieve as innovators, builders, and market disrupters. At CareCloud, we are proud of the fact that we employ a diverse workforce, and we feel it’s our duty to make an impact in this area. Ultimately, our goal is to help spark a larger conversation around this topic.

CODEeLLA is an remarkable organization that hits at the intersection of these key issues. It provides a transformational opportunity for young girls by exposing them to real-world startups, female leaders, and a technology-oriented curriculum at a critical age in their development (8-12). By sparking early interest, they are laying a foundation for these young girls to succeed as software engineers and entrepreneurs.

CareCloud and CODEeLLA are creating a long-term relationship that will include mentorship programs with our female engineers and designers, not only through the summer camp, but throughout the entire school year. In addition, we are donating whiteboards and laptops to the organization to ensure that these girls are given the proper resources to be fully immersed in the software development process.

Software has impacted almost every facet of modern life while becoming one of, if not the most, powerful mediums to ever emerge. The technology industry is one of the fastest growing sectors of our economy, with very few signs of slowing down. Thanks to organizations like CODEeLLA, girls are given the equal chance to succeed and thrive in the realities of this new, rapidly-changing world.

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If your medical group still relies on paper superbills, like 54% of physician practices recently reported, what does that mean come October 1, 2015? Will the transition to the more complex and greater number of ICD-10 codes make all paper superbills a thing of the past?

Some predict yes. The simplicity of the traditional superbill — which allows providers to check off the most common ICD-9 codes quickly on one sheet of paper — gets more complicated quickly with ICD-10 codes. One estimate reported by Government Health IT is ICD-10 code specificity could take almost 5 times more space on a page – meaning the front and back of a paper superbill becomes 9 – 10 pages after October 1st. This complexity alone might prompt many practices to drop their paper superbills.

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Recent cybersecurity events triggered the loss of patient, financial or organizational data for about 1 in 5 healthcare organizations, a new survey reveals.

Also, many healthcare leaders and information officers feel overwhelmed by the threats to their data. The 2015 HIMSS Cybersecurity Survey shows 42% of 297 respondents believe there are too many emerging and new threats to track.

“The recent breaches in the healthcare industry have been a wake-up call that patient and other data are valuable targets and healthcare organizations need a laser focus on cybersecurity threats,” says Lisa Gallagher, HIMSS Vice President of Technology Solutions.

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Training New Employee on Technology

Bringing a new member to your team who can help provide better service and care for your patients is awesome. But training and onboarding that new team member can sometimes be a difficult process.

Even in the best-case scenario — when your new hire brings tons of healthcare experience — they may not be familiar with the medical software and systems your practice uses.

These points should help make the learning process easier for you and your new team member:

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The digital revolution will save healthcare money

‘The Internet of Things,’ digital wearables, telehealth and the cloud will continue to revolutionize healthcare as we know it, Goldman Sachs predicts in a new report. And it all could save a lot of money.

In this first installment of our Summer Digital Disruption series, we look at the big picture of how technology and incentives are now lining up to change the status quo in healthcare.
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With less than 3 months until the October 1, 2015 deadline for switching to ICD-10 codes, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services just granted providers some unexpected leniency. But what do the changes mean to your medical group?

First of all, what’s not changing: the October 1, 2015 deadline for ICD-10 implementation remains. And no, CMS will not accept ICD-9 or dual coding after the switch. So you still have to start using the more specific ICD-10 codes come October.

The American Medical Association— more than 225,000 physician members strong — is credited with influencing CMS to implement these changes:

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Smartwatch prescription ordering, wearable bands that check patients in, and ‘digital doctors’ are the future, a new healthcare trends report says. No, machines are not replacing humans — think more along the lines digitally-enabled physicians, such as surgeons who see patient vital signs in real-time on their Google Glasses.

These are just some of the major changes forecast in the Accenture report “Healthcare IT: Top 5 eHealth Trends Reshaping the Industry in 2015.”

Their predictions include:

#1. “The Internet of Me” – Healthcare experience becomes more personalized and more convenient for patients.

49% of patients are willing to wear digital device to measure fitness and vital signs.

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In our series of video testimonials, we ask clients for direct feedback on how they use cloud based software and services. We also want to know if they recommend web-based software to other medical practices.

This time, we focused on their ‘user experience.’ Superior user experience (UX) is both a goal and a movement within the modern software industry. It goes beyond mere usability — it’s how a human feels when they use specific technology.

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Let’s face it. Medical billing is a complex process. Just staying on top of your accounts receivables, denied claims and all those specific payer rules remains a challenge.

But it’s not unbeatable. Knowing how to make the most of your medical billing software can be a great first step. This strategy can improve your practice’s financial health and place you among the more profitable medical groups.

Playing by the Rules

When you’re researching the best medical billing software, look for built-in rules that are continuously and automatically updated. Work smarter, not harder, and use these rules to your advantage.

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As regular readers of this blog can tell you, we love to spend time with our customers to hear how they use our products to manage their busy days.

The more we get to know our customers’ needs, the more we can tailor our offerings to ensure we deliver value to medical groups of all sizes.

We recently gathered CareCloud users from the 100+ doctor group South Florida Medicine for an interactive User Group. During the day, we pulled a few people aside for a quick video interview — asking them how CareCloud helps them do their jobs better.

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