How to Battle Negative Workplace Thoughts
Hospital employees have bad days at work that can lead to negative thinking, but there are ways to manage those thoughts and feelings. Surprisingly, those bad feelings can be turned them into opportunities for advancing your career. Recently the term ‘Emotional Agility’ was coined to describe the process that we employ to navigate life’s changes […]
The Pandemonium of H3N2 Flu
This year’s flu season has shaped up to be one of the worst in recent history. It took off early and has been extreme. According to the most recent report by the CDC, it is widespread in 49 states and Puerto Rico. This year’s particular strain first emerged in 1968 and was nicknamed the Hong-Kong […]
What’s brand got to do with it? Absolutely everything.
Good branding goes beyond just a memorable logo. It increases the value of a company and shows your audience what you stand for. A brand is a set of promises and commitments a company either keeps or doesn’t keep. Itʼs also the sum of how your employees feel at work, your reputation, your culture, and […]
PT Clinics: Good to Great
Designing your PT clinic to be both efficient and growth-oriented can be a challenge. Not only do you want to make sure the current patient experiences are top-notch, you also want to plan for future evolution. Finding a balance between those two notions can be easier than made out to be. Here is what clinics […]
Inaction by Congress Triggers No-Exceptions Therapy Cap in 2018
After the recent congressional recess patients and providers have found themselves in an awkward developmental situation. Congress didn’t address the Medicare therapy cap in a purposeful way, and this inaction has caused distress from the APTA community. The recent bipartisan decision to permanently end the therapy hard cap. On January 1st, the hard cap of […]
Fresh brewed coffee and a roadmap to re-thinking the future.
I really like coffeehouses. It’s easy to smile when I discover those clever little signs baristas tape to the tip jar. “tips welcome” “change is good” or my favorite… “do you fear change…if so, leave it here!” At this time of year, many of us spend time dreaming up and implementing change. Things to start, […]
2018 Checklist: Organizing Your Department for the New Year
Launching into a new year brings opportunity to review the work plan created and implemented by you and your team. The underpinning for the work plan resides in the data collected within the medical record. The medical record serves as the instrument for demonstrating the clinician’s ability to plan, coordinate, and evaluate patient care. Proper […]
#ChoosePT: Choosing Physical Therapy for Safe Pain Management
As the national opioid epidemic conversation continues in healthcare, more accounts and information concerning safer pain management alternatives surface. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention has encouraged non-drug approaches including Physical Therapy. Net Health proudly supports APTA’s #ChoosePT campaign to encourage patients to choose Physical Therapy over opioids for the management and treatment of pain. […]
Formal Friday: Baristas & BBQ
Nashville kicked off the holiday season Dec. 1st with specialty coffee drinks and fruit smoothies in the morning. We continued the festivities after work at Martin’s BBQ Joint where we enjoyed food, drinks and games.
Formal Friday: Penn Society
Pittsburgh kicked off the holiday season December 1st dressed to the nines at Penn Society, a private club downtown. We came out to connect, enjoy good food & drinks, and compete in trivia.
The Documentation Narrative: Making Your Patient Stories Work
Being clean, clear, and concise may not be written rules for clinical documentation, but they can help you and your patients immensely. The language you choose, whether subconscious or purposeful, can display your level of care and the necessity of the aid you provide. The most effective way to prove your point is a compelling narrative, something that […]
5 Reasons SaaS Will Stay Relevant in the Healthcare Market
Being in the cloud can be a scary thing, but Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) model has accommodations for healthcare providers that are hard to dispute. Users connect directly to medical software and/or their EMR through an online portal and get billed by subscription fees. SaaS applications originally faced backlash for security reasons, but with more safeguards in […]
Video Game Technology Could Decrease Clinic Overhead
Who would’ve thought that video games held the key to less overhead for physical therapy and sports medicine clinics? Research conducted at the University of Missouri shows how depth censors used in video game technology can potentially give healthcare providers a transportable and inexpensive motion lab (which normally cost around $100,000). A collaborative research effort […]
#ChoosePT: Living an Active Life Without Pain Medication
Net Health and the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) agree that it’s time to #ChoosePT. There’s nothing we love more than to hear that a patient had a healing experience in PT. The candid story shared here, between a once reluctant client and his physical therapist, is inspiring and makes our team proud to support […]
OSHA Electronic Submission as Easy as 1-2-3
The rules and regulations surrounding incident documentation, while necessary, seem to cause more trouble than the trouble you’re reporting. OSHA has discussed changing their requirements to do away with physical forms and mandate that all forms be submitted electronically. With huge changes on the horizon, take steps to stay ahead of the impending shift. With […]
2017 in Review: Looking Back and Leaning Forward
Welcome to the last Practice Points column in 2017! It has been quite a busy year integrating the new Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). Let’s look back at what we learned this year about MIPS and lean into using smart strategies in 2018. Looking Back: MIPS and Your Workflow Reviewing the Quality Payment Program,1 you earn a payment […]
Thanksgiving Potluck & Food Drive
Net Health celebrated Thanksgiving in Pittsburgh and Nashville with a combination of a potluck and a food drive. The Pittsburgh office donated food to the Light of Life mission, and the Nashville office donated to Second Harvest Food Drive. Sharing great conversation and a mission of helping others, our Thanksgiving was truly filled with gratitude.
3 Questions You Need to Ask About Your Employee Health Workflow!
Incorporating Occupational Medicine Services into your current Employee Health organization workflow might help your business see better results, but before committing make sure to ask yourself these three big questions. Hear advice from Eddie Stahl, Clinical Solutions Consultant and Veteran Healthcare Administrator, about what your healthcare business can do to bolster revenue. Net Health 360 professional services […]
4 Ted Talks: Physical Therapy
There are new thoughts and approaches coming into the world of Physical Therapy everyday. Check out four unique ideas presented in the world-renowned lecture series, “TED Talk”.
Latest News: EHR fatigue has frustrated doctors looking to cut clinical hours (Healthcare IT News)
Physicians are strategic with what their work hours are dedicated to. When EHRs cause headaches and delays, this can seriously impact a doctors planning. The burden and bureaucracy of modern medicine, not to mention technological frustrations, inflict a toll on U.S. physicians and appear to be major factors influencing their intentions to reduce clinical work […]
Study: CMS Should Pay Closer Attention to Chronic Wounds
Clinics specialized in chronic wound care are becoming increasingly important. Medicare claims referring wound treatment are also continuing to grow. Researchers are suggesting that more steps be taken to look into wound care management and the associated costs. According to the article “In 2014, approximately 14.5% of Medicare beneficiaries were diagnosed with at least 1 […]
Ergonomics: The Cost of Workplace Conditions
For hospital employees, a huge part of the workday is spent either hunched over a computer or manuevering patients. It’s not hard to believe that handling patients is a common cause of workplace injury. It is surpising that musculoskeletal disorders (MSD), the frequent result of a poor sitting environment, account for 600,000 injuries and illnesses. one […]
Documentation Drivers for Effective Clinical and Patient Outcomes: Present and Future
As we celebrate the 30th anniversary of this journal, we recognize that wound care documentation has come a long way with the implementation of specialty electronic medical records (EMRs). Today, we can enter data about the patient and corresponding wound information and provide that information in a secure fashion to collaborating healthcare professionals. The specialty […]
Better RCM Outcomes: Don’t Delay Denial Management
Denials are a bottom-line damaging problem for hospitals, clinics, and practices everywhere. In most cases, denials are also recoverable or preventable. To truly slow the revenue leak, healthcare businesses need to make changes to their revenue cycle strategy (RCM). Be Preventive with Analytics! To reduce denials and stay on track, identify what is causing your […]
Pittsburgh Technology Council: Tech 50 Awards 
Net Health was honored to be a finalist in the ‘Innovator of the Year: Health IT’ category at Pittsburgh Technology Council’s annual Tech 50 Awards. This reception recognizes and honors southwestern Pennsylvania’s most successful, innovative, and thought-leading technology companies. By bringing together tech peers, this event is a great opportunity to appreciate all the hard-work […]