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What is the Difference Between EHR and EMR?

EMR and EHR“EMR” and “EHR” are terms that refer to two separate methods of recording patient data. However, the terms have become widely synonymous, and can cause confusion amongst patients. “EMR” stands for “electronic medical record” and “EHR” stands for “electronic health record”.  Upon first glance, it may sound as though the two terms could be used in the same context.  However, there are actually significant differences between the two that are important to note. Read More

Leading EHR, Billing & Practice Management Software Demonstrated Live at Academy of Integrative Pain Management Conference in San Diego CA October 19th – 22nd

San Diego, CA - 28th Annual AIPM MeetingThe Academy of Integrative Pain Management 2017 conference in San Diego, CA will take place at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront located on the San Diego Bay, adjacent to the Gaslamp Quarter, from October 19th to 22nd. As the only clinical meeting dedicated to integrative pain management, the conference is set to host the largest network of pain care professionals. With leaders, influencers and innovators in pain care management in attendance, joined by multidisciplinary clinicians from around the country, this is an event not to be missed. Read More

Leading EMR Software Demonstrated Live at American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Annual Assembly in Denver, CO October 12th – 15th

American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Annual AssemblyThis year’s American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Annual Assembly will take place in Denver, CO at the Colorado Convention Center on October 12-15. With over 170 companies exhibiting, the AAPM&R annual assembly gathers together the largest group of exhibitors displaying products and services specifically tailored for physical medicine and rehabilitation physicians. Read More

Why You Need Interoperability in Your Practice

EMR interoperability

Almost every healthcare practice in the US has an EMR, but are their systems interoperable? As we move into MACRA implementation, the government is pushing for connectivity of healthcare computer systems so that data can be shared within a care community. Due to the recent health information exchange (HIE), which is the mobilization of healthcare information electronically across organizations within a region, community or hospital system, the need for interoperability has never been greater. A lack of interoperability in your practice can reduce your practice’s effectiveness and efficiency, and may decrease patient satisfaction. Read More

How Can You Achieve Patient Engagement in Your Practice?

Healthcare and Medical ApplicationsPatient requirements are continually evolving as patients are beginning to request more control over their care than ever before. Both Medicare reform, and the MACRA reporting procedure, are placing new requirements on practices to deliver patient engagement, pushing practices to prioritize value-based care.

There are several digital interactive tools that can help to achieve optimal patient engagement levels, from automated scheduling, to online patient information resources, and appointment reminders. The long-term advantages of these tools are significant and lead to improved patient engagement, as well as financial benefits, and improved healthcare outcomes.

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California ASC 2017 Annual Conference – Indian Wells, CA September 6th – 8th | 1st Providers Choice

California ASC Conference 2017The California Ambulatory Surgery Center Association’s (CASA) 2017 Annual Conference in Indian Wells, CA at the Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort & Spa, is a crucial fixture on the calendar for Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) professionals. With key industry leaders in attendance, the conference’s program contains events in Finance, Human Resources, Clinical and Quality oversight. The conference is a unique opportunity to visit 1st Providers Choice at booth #63, which will be exhibiting top-class customizable ASC software.

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Just Implemented a New EHR? Follow These 4 Tips to Maximize Your Practice’s Success

Female using EHR software

The vast majority of doctors in the US have implemented some form of an EHR/EMR – but if you’ve found that the system you have in place doesn’t quite fit your practice, you may be on the lookout for something that works better. An EHR transition requires a dedicated team, as well as lots of time, energy, and planning. Even after the go-live date, there’s still the possibility of bumps and hurdles that can hinder a smooth transition.


If you’re implementing an EHR for the first time or changing from a different one, here are 4 tips to make sure the process goes smoothly and your practice is as efficient as ever: Read More

Leading Podiatry EHR, Billing & Management Software Demonstrated Live at The National 2017 – American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) Annual Scientific Meeting in Nashville July 27 to July 30th – Booth #722

APMALogoThe APMA 2017 Annual Scientific Meeting (also known as The National) will be held July 27–30 in Nashville, TN, at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center. Leading podiatry professionals will gather for this four-day educational event, projected to be a success for APMA members and podiatry practice managers. The National is the must-attend meeting for every podiatrist, where attendees will have opportunities to attend symposia and specialty tracks, participate in hands-on training at surgical workshops, browse the exhibit hall, and more. It will also be a unique opportunity to connect with 1st Providers Choice for your preview of top podiatry EHR, billing and management software. Read More

Leading ASC EHR, Billing & Management Software Demonstrated Live at FSASC Annual Conference & Trade Show in Orlando July 12th to July 14th

ambulatory surgery center brochureThe 2017 Florida Society of Ambulatory Surgical Center (FSASC) Annual Conference & Trade Show, which will take place in Orlando, FL, at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort, will be a great way for ambulatory surgical center teams to gain insights from top industry experts. The conference brings together leading industry ASC professionals and vendors for this three-day education event. It will also be a unique opportunity to see 1st Providers Choice at Booth #200 for your preview of top ASC EHR, Billing and Management Software. Read More

Demonstration of Leading ASC EHR, Billing & Management Software at Arizona Ambulatory Surgery Center Association 2017 Annual Conference in Scottsdale June 29th to June 30th

AASCA_June171st Providers Choice is excited to announce that we will once again be participating in the Arizona Ambulatory Surgery Center (AASCA) 2017 Annual Conference in Scottsdale, Arizona. The two-day educational event that will draw leading industry professionals from around the country. The Annual Conference is especially important to 1st Providers Choice because our national EMR company is based in Arizona, and we’re proud to be a part of this event in our home state. For event attendees, this is a unique opportunity to see the 1st Providers Choice demonstration for a preview of the top ASC EHR, Billing and Management Software. Read More