All posts by Steven Ferguson

Steven Ferguson is the patient management officer at Hello Health, the revenue generating EMR platform for primary care practices supporting practice vitality through patient engagement and electronic medical revenue.

Electronic Medical Records Drive Physicians to Stay, Go
After 25 years of using paper records, Winfield Young, MD, recently dove into electronic medical records for his Virginia Beach, VA, pediatric practice. "I fought the idea of...

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Myth of the Millionaire M.D.
In a world that believes that every doctor wearing a white coat is an instant millionaire, people will be surprised to find out that more than half of the nation’s primary care...

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Empowering the People with Patient Portals
Whether Republican or Democrat, most people can agree that one of the best things about living in America is the freedom to be an active participant in the political system. ...

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Using your Patient Portal to enhance practice revenue
Marla Durben Hirsh - for Decision Health Part B News - in an interview with Hello Health spokespeople, including: Dr. Fine, Richard Zall and Steven Ferguson, explains the...

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Looking Beyond Meaningful Use for New Sources of Revenue
If you are like most physicians, you grapple with the challenge of turning a profit while providing outstanding patient care  -- and not burning yourself out in the...

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Profitability or Patient Care: Can the Two Co-exist?
6/10 Doctors are now employed, 6/10 doctors would quit today. Coincidence? Likely. Nonetheless the recent study published by the Physicians Foundation in their Biennial Survey...

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Standardizing Processes in Health Care: Taking Cues from the Cheesecake Factory
Atul Gawande is at it again. The acclaimed health issues writer at the New Yorker, whose day job is as a general surgeon at Partners Health Care in Boston, wrote a provocative...

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Consumer-Driven Health Care: Fixing the Hassle Map
Interesting commentary in a Fierce Practice Management editorial post on Sept. 19. Debra Beaulieu writes about the rise of nurse practitioners (NPs) and physicians assistants...

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What Patients Want: Patient Portals that are Truly Integrated
Last year, Google Health, a cloud-based Personal Health Record (PHR) was shut down, and Microsoft’s own PHR, Health Vault, has morphed from a consumer offering to a service...

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