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Healthcare always travels hand in hand with innovation. Handwritten charts are getting replaced with EHRs, machines are entrusted with diagnostics, physicians and nurses are empowered by handy tools – for decades, technology has driven the quality of medicine on every level, from private clinics to regulatory bodies. There are, however, some challenges to applying innovation in the industry. Legacy software that hasn’t been updated since the 90s, lack of standardization, complicated data exchange process… On Techtalks, we encourage you to use the platform to seek answers about all things HealthIT and help others make healthcare innovations available to more people.
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Maria Chan, SEO Specialist at Neolytix

answered  Dec 9, 2021

HI there, to answer your question.

In providing shared service solutions to small healthcare businesses, revenue cycle management should be prioritized.It is an essential component to assess the growth of a business. It basically tracks your business revenue from your patient.

But one must understand that there are numerous factors to successfully grow your business even if it is just a small clinic. Some of the factors to consider are - the advantages of outsourcing a credentialing service, a marketing team, human resource staff, IT support and more.

How to integrate DrugBank API?

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DrugBank Team

answered  Aug 16, 2021

Hi there,

The DrugBank Clinical API is available through a commercial license. Reach out to our sales team and they can give you access to an API trial.

In the meantime, you can visit our Help Center for an in-depth look at the API and how it works.

Thanks!

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Maryna Ivakhnenko, Copywriter/Editor at AltexSoft

answered  Oct 11, 2021

Hi Sanjana! If you haven’t read our article on patient engagement, I’m sure you’ll find a lot of answers there.

But in short, patient engagement is a set of practices and tools for helping patients become more educated about their conditions and more confident when managing them. Three main aspects of patient engagement include:

  • Education -- explaining the course of treatment using videos, schemes, and other digital materials.
  • Decision making -- using so-called decision aids that provide the overview of treatment options to help patients make an educated choice.
  • Support outside the doctor’s office -- safe and convenient messaging, scheduling, and medication adherence reminders.

Let us know what else you want to learn on this topic.

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AltexSoft Team

answered  Jul 24, 2020

CTMS or Clinical Data Management System is software for managing the whole clinical trial process. EDC or Electronic Data Capture is just one of the steps in that process - creating protocols and case report forms, recording patient data, and sending it to where it belongs. 

Not all clinical trials use complicated CTMSs, but most of them have an EDC, because they replace paper forms and reports. Sometimes patients use them too, when they’re accessing ePROs to report their health. We have a whole article on clinical trial software, where we explain all these systems and how they comprise the trial workflow.

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AltexSoft Team

answered  Aug 11, 2020

Well, first thing to know is that all main EHR vendors have cloud-based versions of the software, most of which exclusively so. We’ve reviewed them here, if you’re interested. Cloud products in general are cheaper and more convenient in terms of maintenance and implementation, so smaller medical practices can get and use one right away. Besides, cloud software is:  

  • Compliant with HIPAA requirements
  • Updated automatically by a vendor
  • Accessed on any device in any location (of course, with additional authorization measures)
  • Easy to scale

Traditional or on premises EHR require an in-house IT team and complex tech infrastructure. Hospitals pay upfront and it takes months or even years to prepare the hospital and the system. The main benefit is customization, which is critical if you want to make sure that the software serves your needs best. Considering how frustrating and time consuming regular EHRs are, it makes perfect sense to customize an EHR if you have the budget.

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AltexSoft Team

answered  Jul 24, 2020

Actually, there are many sources, we covered the main ones in the article here. Here’s an overview:
 
Start with openFDA - a government platform with tons of open source APIs on drugs, food, and devices. It returns information in JSON on product labels, National Drug Codes, and some unique info like reports on recall enforcements and adverse events.
 
DailyMed returns only data on drug labeling in JSON and XML formats and goes into a bit more detail than openFDA.
 
MedlinePlus aggregates data on patient health from over 1600 organizations and has tons of useful information about diseases and their use cases, complemented with images, videos, and of course used drugs. Drug data covers both generic and over the counter drugs, their dosage, side effects, storage conditions, and precautions. Above that, there’s data on evidence-based treatments like herbs and supplements. Medline uses an XML format.
 
RxNorm is your main source of drug vocabulary - any terms, brands, ingredients, properties, their codes, drug-drug interactions. There are six APIs to retrieve that information and you can choose between JSON and XML.

If you need drug prices, go to GoodRx that aggregates pricing data from pharmacy chains and covers 80 percent of US retail drug purchases. There’s even a price comparison feature. GoodRx returns JSON responses.

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anonymous

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What is the cost of LIMS software?

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anonymous

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Clinical Research Courses

asked  Apr 8, 2021

Do research industries allow work-from-home for researchers? On account of the vast developments of technology and the COVID-19 pandemic, along with globalization, there are several home-based pharmaceutical jobs and biotech jobs as well.

What are the cheapest medical APIs?

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anonymous

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anonymous

asked  Dec 5, 2020

The difference between CDSS and EMR?

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anonymous

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How can CDSS replace EHRs?

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