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Compulink Showcases EHR Solutions for Dermatology and MACRA Support

Compulink Business Systems, Inc., demonstrated the latest enhancements to its Dermatology Advantage system at the recent American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) Summer Meeting in Boston. Among key innovations the company showcased was OneTab—a single tab exam layout that allows physicians to easily view and document the exam from one screen. This new single screen approach to EHR improves productivity by eliminating clicks and time spent searching for patient information, they say.

Additionally, the company announced its MACRA-Ready Guarantee that its EHR solutions will support the currently proposed rules for Medicare’s Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) as part of the Medicare Access & CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) of 2015. This support for MIPS protects practices from penalties and helps secure incentives slated to start January 1, 2017.

“Our goal is to always align our solutions to equip our clients with the functionality they need for financial and clinical success,” said Link Wilson, CEO of Compulink. “We’re committed to ensuring that our clients will be well-positioned to exceed the composite performance score requirements to earn incentives under the proposed MIPS program.”

Compulink’s all-in-one, single database solution includes EHR, practice management, E-Prescribing, inventory management, pathology management, and a patient portal. The company also provides an expert billing service for its clients.

Modernizing Medicine Releases New Software Suite

Modernizing Medicine, Inc. revealed the latest edition of its software, modmed 5.0, a comprehensive specialty-specific suite that the company says was developed to address the diverse and growing needs of medical practices. The update includes products and services to help transform the clinical, financial, and operational aspects of specialty practices, plus product enhancements to EMA, the company’s flagship electronic health record (EHR) system developed by practicing physicians.

Joining the suite and encompassing cloud-based, mobile EHR system EMA and Revenue Cycle Management services, the new generally available product offerings and enhancements include:

  • Practice Management. Designed to help improve practice workflows and boost patient payments, this modern, all-in-one system streamlines scheduling, document management, billing and reporting.
  • modmed Telehealth. Rather than trying to practice through text messages and emails, physicians can have a richer engagement with patients and get paid for their time through Modernizing Medicine’s telemedicine platform.
  • Pathology. Document and bill pathology reports seamlessly with this automated and intuitive pathology module, fully integrated within modmed Dermatology™; perfect for the practice with an in-house lab.
  • Clinical lab integrations with Quest and Labcorp
  • For Meaningful Use 2016, Objective 10: Specialized Registries
  • Refreshed user experience and brand across the entire suite

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“In addition to a refreshed look for mobile and browser users, the home screen, patient overview, visit overview, and virtual exam room updates are designed to enhance the user experience for physicians. Modernizing Medicine set out to save physicians time, and we continue to support their endeavors to spend less time completing arduous administrative tasks and more with patients,” said Michael Sherling, MD, MBA, Chief Medical Officer and co-founder of Modernizing Medicine. “Physicians feel burned out, but technology focused on the doctor’s experience and workflow from when they walk into the office to when they leave can not only improve their work/life balance, but also have them feeling confident that they’ll be reimbursed for the work they do.”

Grants Available from La Roche-Posay’s “Dermatologist from the Heart” Program

La Roche-Posay continues its “Dermatologist from the Heart” program for the fifth year. As part of the program, La Roche-Posay provides grant money up to $10,000 to fund community-oriented projects that make dermatology available to all and enhance the quality of life for patients.

Applications for the 2017 program are currently open and due by September 15, 2016. Winners will be announced in October 2016.

To apply, submit a grant proposal outlining a project, which should fall under:

  • Information and Prevention
  • Health Professional Training
  • Advice and Support
  • Improving Social Integration
  • Improving Access to Healthcare

All dermatologists practicing in the country are eligible to apply. Interested applicants must submit their proposal to:

Secretariat General

La Roche-Posay Laboratoire Dermatologique

10 Hudson Yards

New York, NY 10001

Attention: Tyler Steele


Winners will be selected by a panel of five dermatologists, who assess each submission and award based on the proposal’s creativity, impact on patients’ quality of life, method, and feasibility.

University of Louisville Dermatology Chief Tapped by ACCME

Jeffrey P. Callen, MD, chief of the Division of Dermatology at the University of Louisville School of Medicine in Kentucky, has been elected to serve on the Accreditation Review Committee (ARC) of the Accreditation Council of Continuing Medical Education (ACCME). His two-year term begins Dec. 1, 2016.

The non-profit ACCME accredits institutions throughout the United States that offer continuing medical education (CME). Accreditation decisions are determined through a review by two ACCME committees: first, the Accreditation Review Committee, and second, the Decision Committee of the Board of Directors. All accreditation decisions are then ratified by the ACCME’s Board of Directors.

All physicians are required to earn CME credit in order to maintain their license to practice. In Kentucky, all physicians who maintain an active Kentucky medical or osteopathic license are required to complete 60 hours of CME every three years.

Dr. Callen earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin in Madison and medical degree from the University of Michigan, where he also performed residencies in internal medicine and dermatology. He joined the faculty at the University of Louisville in 1977, and became a professor and the chief of the Division of Dermatology in 1988. n

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