Full Circle Healthcare


Using Registries to Prevent Opioid Use

PDMP and EPCS are two emerging abbreviations essential to curbing the current opioid epidemic. David McFarlane, Marketing Communications Manager with Medsphere, and Host Tyler Kern discussed what they are and their relevance. PDMP, or Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs, are state registries that track opioid administration by pharmacists. PDMPs are not implemented in every state and […]

Protecting Your Hospitals From Ransomware with IT Security

  Ransomware is one of the greatest dangers in healthcare IT, with cyberattacks in healthcare rising to 42 percent in 2020. Over the past year and a half, hackers attacked large institutions and smaller organizations with increased intensity. On this episode of Full Circle Healthcare, Host Tyler Kern talked with Thomas Grove, Vice President of […]

Can Healthcare Withstand Hacking? 

Over the past year, cybersecurity attacks have occurred at an alarming rate. Due to a combination of employees working from home and the general chaos of the pandemic, hackers took advantage, and there were some high-profile attacks, such as the Colonial pipeline.   But why is the healthcare industry particularly vulnerable?    Here to give […]

Archiving Retired Systems: Pitfalls to Avoid

  There’s a strange give and take happening in healthcare, and it has to do with the technology systems organizations use to store and access patient data and more. While many of these legacy systems are astronomically expensive by today’s standards, making them obsolete and setting up a clear need for transition, many healthcare organizations […]

Full Circle Healthcare: The Cognitive Burden of EHRs on Physicians and Staff 

EHRs are the backbone of healthcare digitization. However, they bring with them a cognitive burden for users. So, how can tech better align with its healthcare user? To discuss the challenges and opportunities, Full Circle Healthcare host Shelby Skrhak spoke with David Macfarlane, Marketing Communications Manager at Medsphere. “The financial costs of introducing technology are […]

Full Circle Healthcare: Healthcare Laboratory Billing Solutions

Medical Laboratory testing processes are complex, with test orders continually going through operations. Billing is part of that equation, but it doesn’t need to be part of the complexity. Scott Liff, a Healthcare Executive with Medsphere Systems Corporation, provided insights on the world of laboratory testing and the considerations for utilizing an outsourced partner for […]

How the Healthcare System Responded to the COVID-19 Pandemic

  While almost every area of our day-to-day lives has been affected by COVID-19, the healthcare industry has undoubtedly been changed forever. To gain some insight into how the healthcare system responded to the COVID-19 pandemic, Tyler Kern, host, Full Circle Healthcare, sat down with David Macfarlane, Marketing Communications Manager for Medsphere, to learn more […]

Full Circle Healthcare: What Matters When Choosing a Behavioral Health EHR

  Gone are the days of paper charts and deciphering the scrawl of a physician’s handwritten prescription. In the last few decades, the healthcare industry has transitioned to electronic charts and records. With that, IT platforms have developed that allow providers to collaborate in new and proactive ways. In this episode of Full Circle Healthcare, […]

Full Circle Healthcare: Managing the Financial Crisis in Healthcare Due to COVID-19

  Every business in every industry is currently experiencing the financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Perhaps no sector is experiencing hardships more than healthcare. Not only are hospitals and healthcare professionals on the front lines of battling the pandemic, but the inability to provide elective procedures, and routine healthcare during the crisis has put […]

Full Circle Healthcare: What Is Supply Chain 4.0?

  What are the latest advancements in technology that are advancing today’s healthcare system’s supply chains? Leonard Gutierrez, Project Manager for Medsphere-HealthLine, provided his take on what’s driving innovation in supply chain management today. Gutierrez sees data as an essential factor in this equation. As more robust systems operate supply management, the data gathered and […]

The Hidden Costs of Healthcare Innovations

  Technological advancements in the healthcare industry can be shockingly effective. They also can exert a significant impact on a hospital’s budget. On this episode of Full Circle Healthcare, a Mesphere Systems podcast, David Macfarlane, Marketing Communications Manager for Medsphere Systems, sat down with host Sean Heath to discuss the challenges of adopting the latest […]