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Hospitalist Perspectives: Taking action on doctor burnout

For many healthcare professionals that spent time on the COVID frontlines early on, any pre-existing feelings of professional burnout were grossly exacerbated by lack of control, overwhelming uncertainty, isolation, and the loss of life.   When it comes to how to address burnout, I have to say, everyone who sits at the table talks a good game – especially in…
Ryan Secan
October 21, 2020
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Hospitalist Perspectives: Logic as Bias

As I shared before, I really have gotten out of the business of predicting things.  Well, I thought I had.  But now I find myself being surprised by some things, which means I must have had some internal predictions that I wasn’t aware of. I find myself surprised that all of the major sports have been playing, and we haven’t…
Ryan Secan
September 23, 2020
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Employee Spotlight: Yahna Perry, Senior Integration Engineer

In this installment of the medaptus employee spotlight we spend some time with Yahna Perry, one of our data gurus that works with the development team in the Raleigh office. Let's get to know her a little better! How long have you been working here at medaptus?  I have been with medaptus for the past six years in the role…
Jen Crowley
September 22, 2020
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What is Hospital Charge Reconciliation?

Working in and around revenue cycle technology for so long, we often communicate about features and benefits in shorthand. With so many different types of health information solutions, ownership models, service lines and so forth, sometimes we talk about things in an unknown, or jargon-y language without even realizing it. Take charge reconciliation as an example. At medaptus this means…
Malachi Charbonneau
September 15, 2020
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Small sinks – what’s with that?

I guess it’s time to talk about product design again.  Please, when you make a new product (or a new version of an old product), please keep your users in mind.  Think about and understand how they’re supposed to use your product, and make sure it meets their needs.  As an example, (and I realize that this may not be…
Ryan Secan
August 27, 2020
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In the year 2000: mobile computing architects meet

As medaptus celebrates its 20th anniversary and looks back at our evolution over time, we thought it would be interesting to hear from some of our employees that have been here the longest. Two of our developers, Tim McCoy and Mark Brown, have actually been with the company the full twenty years! Tim and Mark both work out of the medaptus Raleigh,…
Jen Crowley
August 11, 2020
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20 Years of Medicine

There have been a lot of jokes about how awful a year 2020 has been, with a pandemic, quarantines, police violence, social unrest, and even invasive murder hornets.  However, it’s also the 20th anniversary of the founding of medaptus.  While I wasn’t here from the beginning, I’ve been with medaptus for almost ten years, and have seen a lot of…
Ryan Secan
July 23, 2020
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Two decades of helping those who heal

For any health information technology start up to last 20 years in a competitive arena with high stakes outcomes, it’s more than luck. It takes vision, commitment, agility, and passion. Those drivers (and the drivers of those drivers – our employees) are what have enabled medaptus to seamlessly transform from a founder of the Mobile Health 1.0 movement (give one…
Jen Crowley
July 20, 2020
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Software Design That is Intuitive Versus Prohibitive

I don’t want to throw anyone under the bus, but I need to take a minute to talk about some glitchy things that as a physician technologist, really make me crazy. Since I work at several different hospitals as a hospitalist, we can avoid naming names.  At one facility, there are multiple IT-related problems that are not being addressed despite…
Ryan Secan
July 8, 2020
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