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Online tracking technology ephi
Whether you realize it or not, online tracking technology is part of our daily lives. Every time your phone remembers a password for you, or your browser picks up right where you left off – a bit of your information was saved. The question is – what type of information, and how much? In response...
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HIPAA Compliance Guide 2023
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) was intentionally designed with broad definitions and scope to encompass future changes. However, throughout its history, there have been times when updates have been necessary. To set the stage for a new year in healthcare, let’s review legal and regulatory changes from the past couple of years,...
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The Ivy Lee Method
At FormDr, we are fixated on saving time for our customers, our customers’ patients and even for ourselves. After all, our digital intake forms and form builder were created to make offices run smoothly and more efficiently. Beyond patient appointment reminders and automatically completing HIPAA compliant forms, we’ve compiled our favorite simple time management tips...
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HIPAA compliant
The term “HIPAA” is now commonly known and is thrown around a lot, even in everyday life. How do we know exactly who and what HIPAA actually applies to? Who needs to be concerned with HIPAA? While it is good for everyone to have a baseline understanding of how HIPAA works, the organizations that need...
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Remote Patient Monitoring FormDr
Although RPM, remote patient monitoring, is still a fairly new technology, Silicon Valley AI and healthcare entrepreneur Robin Farmanfarmaian has some very concrete ideas about where it is headed. Like other remote and virtual healthcare solutions, RPM was embraced and accelerated during the pandemic years, and has now become part of healthcare ecosystem. Farmanfarmaian authored...
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‘Tis the Season to Prepare for a Tripledemic
As the country heads into winter, cases of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) are on the rise, combined with the usual flu surges, and, of course, COVID-19. This simultaneous influx of illness has been dubbed in the news as a “tripledemic,” and unfortunately it is hitting the pediatric population the hardest. RSV is a fairly common...
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FormDr AMA Doctor Tech
A lot has happened in the world between 2016 and 2022, especially in the healthcare sector. When the AMA started this project in 2016, Kate Kirley, MD – a family physician and director of chronic disease prevention at the American Medical Association – was quoted as stating “Digital health is the sort of Wild West...
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A new Mayo Clinic study presents some alarming findings for the healthcare world. It predicts that one in five physicians plan to leave medicine completely, and even more plan to reduce their hours or change course into a career track that is non-patient care based. The Mayo Clinic conducted this study with 20,665 respondents at...
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HIPAA Business Associate
HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules require compliance from not only covered healthcare entities, but their Business Associates (BAs). HIPAA Business Associate (BA) compliance rules were introduced in 2013 in the Final Omnibus Rule. This important rule not only redefined what a Business Associate is, but also applied provisions within the HITECH Act TO BAs. To...
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Payment Processing Stripe Square
FormDr is excited to announce our newest payment processing integration, allowing you to connect your practices existing Stripe or Square account directly to FormDr. Patients can then pay copays, subscriptions and make payments from a mobile phone, tablet, or computer. Increase Collections and Improve Cash Flow In a post-pandemic world, many healthcare providers are struggling...
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