Doctors, nurses and administrative staff of any practice should make quality care and patient satisfaction a priority. While, patients will inevitably sit in the waiting room before they make their way into a doctor's office, physicians should still focus on finding ways to reduce wait times. According to an annual report by Vitals, patients wait an average of 19 minutes and 19 seconds before they see a doctor. [cont...]
There may be a very clear reason why your practice has difficulty getting patients to purchase care protocols that they need to ensure their health and longevity: They just don’t save any money for their healthcare needs, and to be billed for services is not something they can afford.
Even for their health and well-being, many patients just don’t have the room in their budgets for another bill.
Perhaps they need to listen to the old adage: Without your health you have nothing. [cont...]
The most recent Medscape Physician Lifestyle Survey has been issued, and while most of the report covers physician race and ethnicity, the most obvious news here is that of physician happiness, specifically whether or not our highly trained, respected and talented caregivers have reached burnout. [cont...]
Keeping your patients happy and healthy is a complicated pursuit. In modern healthcare, this means leveraging electronic health records and other digital tools to promote efficiency and clarity. [cont...]
Cloud-based electronic health record systems, practice management software and other IT solutions are essential for your practice because they promote security and privacy. But by the same token, opting for cloud computing also represents a wise investment for your organization because it is more cost-effective and easier to maintain. [cont...]
Through growing choice and responsibility, patients are increasingly aware the quality of care their providers offers. They have new expectations for convenience, transparency and collaboration, and healthcare organizations have had to pivot to meet these new demands. [cont...]
An electronic health record system offers providers an opportunity to make patient management and treatment more efficient. Pertinent data and information is stored and shared much more quickly and reliably than with paper records, reducing the amount of time and energy that goes into offering care. Likewise, physicians can better coordinate with peers and more easily communicate with pharmacists or lab technicians. [cont...]
February marks the beginning of American Heart Month and represents a moment for health professionals to focus on how they support patients living with cardiovascular disease. [cont...]
Patients may be losing out to technology as they fight for more of the physician’s time in the age of the electronic health record and healthcare technology in practice.
A study conducted at a university hospital in Switzerland collected data from May to July 2015 of 36 internal medicine residents, who on average had 29 months of postgraduate training, so the results come from a very small sample. [cont...]