Blake oversees social media marketing for Nuesoft Technologies. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism and mass communications from the University of Georgia, and an MBA from Berry College. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling, movies, and watching the Georgia Bulldogs.
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A call for celebration! The American College Health Association (ACHA) conference was certainly something to get excited about this year. It was the perfect opportunity for Nuesoft to unveil its new rebranding effort to the college health market. Along with a new logo, colors, and style, the company also announced that its college health product, formerly known as Nuesoft Xpress, will now be referred to as NueMD for Student Health. The name change is part of an effort to simplify and consolidate all of the Nuesoft products under one flagship product name, NueMD. To showcase the new brand, Nuesoft presented an updated booth design and hosted a booth event so conference attendees could meet face-to-face with the NueMD staff to [cont...]
To better serve both our clients and the healthcare industry as a whole, we have dedicated a section of our website to providing relevant news and information as it relates to healthcare technology, medical billing, student health as well as government policy and regulation. This section of the website is continually updated with new, relevant information for any and all healthcare professionals. The articles are easily shareable with the addition of social sharing buttons and also include comment sections for readers to provide feedback and initiate conversations on topics they are interested in. Our goal is to provide a go-to resource for those seeking information about healthcare technology and other similar topics. Check out the Industry News section here. We [cont...]
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently announced that approximately 5 percent of participants in the meaningful use program will be audited before or after receiving their incentive payments. Modern Healthcare reports that the CMS has hired a contractor to conduct “desk audits” to remotely review information from EHR software. There may also be a few live audits held within medical practices. Data security is a primary focus for future audits. Robert Anthony, deputy director of the HIT Initiatives Group at CMS, believes that healthcare providers can improve their security protocols to ensure that pertinent information isn’t accessible to anyone other than authorized personnel. However, Anthony stated that medical offices can’t simply copy protection plans – they must [cont...]
Through the Office of the National Coordinator of Health Information Technology (ONC) and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the federal government has been encouraging healthcare providers to adopt EHR systems and adhere to the standards of meaningful use. The primary goals are to improve services for patients and reduce costs for medical treatments. To that end, both offices recently released a progress report on the current state of their various programs and initiatives. In the report, the offices described participation as “robust.” Approximately 388,000, or 73 percent, of healthcare providers in the U.S. are registered for the incentive plans offered through Medicare and Medicaid. By March 2013, 233,000 of these medical professionals had received at least one incentive payment [cont...]
I hope you are ready to party in this week’s ICD-10 Code Challenge. Mardi Gras festivities are kicking off this weekend and Suban has picked out his favorite costume and headed down to join the crowds on Bourbon Street. He may have let all the action (and the king cake) get the best of him. Let’s just say he looks a little…different? Test your ICD-10 skills down in “The Big Easy” in this week’s challenge. *Last week’s answer: Struck by football, initial encounter
Suban is kicking off the eighth installment of our ICD-10 Code Challenge in pure Super Bowl fashion. He’s taken his “talents” to the gridiron to tackle one of our toughest ICD-10 codes yet. See if you can put together a winning drive and bring home the crown in this week’s ICD-10 Code Challenge. *Last weeks answer: Exposure to excessive natural cold, initial encounter
A recent announcement of Java 7 security vulnerabilities coupled with broader HIPAA patient security rules have many healthcare professionals asking, “What does Java 7 have to do with healthcare?” The answer is: More than you think. Numerous cloud-based software products, including practice management and EHR systems, utilize Java 7 to access practice information and patient records. Java 7 has been under scrutiny the past few weeks since Polish research firm Security Explorations identified three vulnerabilities. These types of vulnerabilities could allow an unauthenticated attacker to execute arbitrary code on a vulnerable system, according to the National Cyber Security Division of the Department of Homeland Security. What many medical professionals don’t know is that there are two different ways that cloud-based [cont...]
Suban is bundled up and ready for an exciting fishing expedition… in the dead of winter. Given Suban’s history of mishaps and ICD-10 blunders, we do not expect this adventure to go well. Strap on your snow boots and winter caps as we head out into the icy tundra to solve this week’s frosty ICD-10 challenge. *Last weeks answer: Contact with kitchen utensil, initial encounter
Things got a bit heated in the Nuesoft kitchen as Chef Suban and Chef Blake had a slight disagreement over what ingredients should be included in their tasty new ICD-10 pie. Unfortunately for them, cooler minds did not prevail. See what’s cooking in our newest ICD-10 Code Challenge. *Last weeks answer: Strain of muscle, fascia and tendon of long head of biceps, left arm, initial encounter