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How to improve patient wait times in your practice

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...]

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Kevin McCarthy

Industry News Editor

An avid traveler and news junkie, Kevin covers a range of topics from healthcare technology to policy and regulations. As a former journalism student, he enjoys finding stories relevant to small practices and is passionate about keeping them informed. Before joining NueMD, Kevin worked for Turner Broadcasting as a Programming Intern where he conducted legal research and contributed to editorial content development. He received his bachelor's degree in Communication from Kennesaw State University and currently serves as the Industry News Editor at NueMD.

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Most Patients Not Saving for Healthcare and Are Burdened by Unexpected Costs

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...]

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Scott Rupp

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Scott E. Rupp is a writer and an award-winning journalist focused on healthcare technology. He has worked as a public relations executive for a major electronic health record/practice management vendor, and he currently manages his own agency, millerrupp. In addition to writing for a variety of publications, Scott also offers his insights on healthcare technology and its leaders on his site, Electronic Health Reporter.

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Survey: Job Burnout for Physicians Reaches New Heights

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...]

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Scott Rupp

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Scott E. Rupp is a writer and an award-winning journalist focused on healthcare technology. He has worked as a public relations executive for a major electronic health record/practice management vendor, and he currently manages his own agency, millerrupp. In addition to writing for a variety of publications, Scott also offers his insights on healthcare technology and its leaders on his site, Electronic Health Reporter.

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5 Tips for Making Your Medical Practice More Inviting

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...]

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Kevin McCarthy

Industry News Editor

An avid traveler and news junkie, Kevin covers a range of topics from healthcare technology to policy and regulations. As a former journalism student, he enjoys finding stories relevant to small practices and is passionate about keeping them informed. Before joining NueMD, Kevin worked for Turner Broadcasting as a Programming Intern where he conducted legal research and contributed to editorial content development. He received his bachelor's degree in Communication from Kennesaw State University and currently serves as the Industry News Editor at NueMD.

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The Advantages of Cloud-based Health IT - Part III: Efficiency

In part one and two of this series, we uncovered how opting for cloud-based health IT solutions is one of the most secure and cost-effective ways to bring meaningful change to your practice. Data is safer in the cloud, and operational expenses are lower with these sorts of platforms. [cont...]

Kevin McCarthy's picture

Kevin McCarthy

Industry News Editor

An avid traveler and news junkie, Kevin covers a range of topics from healthcare technology to policy and regulations. As a former journalism student, he enjoys finding stories relevant to small practices and is passionate about keeping them informed. Before joining NueMD, Kevin worked for Turner Broadcasting as a Programming Intern where he conducted legal research and contributed to editorial content development. He received his bachelor's degree in Communication from Kennesaw State University and currently serves as the Industry News Editor at NueMD.

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The Advantages of Cloud-based Health IT - Part II: Cost

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...]

Kevin McCarthy's picture

Kevin McCarthy

Industry News Editor

An avid traveler and news junkie, Kevin covers a range of topics from healthcare technology to policy and regulations. As a former journalism student, he enjoys finding stories relevant to small practices and is passionate about keeping them informed. Before joining NueMD, Kevin worked for Turner Broadcasting as a Programming Intern where he conducted legal research and contributed to editorial content development. He received his bachelor's degree in Communication from Kennesaw State University and currently serves as the Industry News Editor at NueMD.

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What does it take to improve patient satisfaction?

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...]

Kevin McCarthy's picture

Kevin McCarthy

Industry News Editor

An avid traveler and news junkie, Kevin covers a range of topics from healthcare technology to policy and regulations. As a former journalism student, he enjoys finding stories relevant to small practices and is passionate about keeping them informed. Before joining NueMD, Kevin worked for Turner Broadcasting as a Programming Intern where he conducted legal research and contributed to editorial content development. He received his bachelor's degree in Communication from Kennesaw State University and currently serves as the Industry News Editor at NueMD.

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What you need to know about EHR adoption ROI

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...]

Kevin McCarthy's picture

Kevin McCarthy

Industry News Editor

An avid traveler and news junkie, Kevin covers a range of topics from healthcare technology to policy and regulations. As a former journalism student, he enjoys finding stories relevant to small practices and is passionate about keeping them informed. Before joining NueMD, Kevin worked for Turner Broadcasting as a Programming Intern where he conducted legal research and contributed to editorial content development. He received his bachelor's degree in Communication from Kennesaw State University and currently serves as the Industry News Editor at NueMD.

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American Heart Month: How providers can better support patients

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...]

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Kevin McCarthy

Industry News Editor

An avid traveler and news junkie, Kevin covers a range of topics from healthcare technology to policy and regulations. As a former journalism student, he enjoys finding stories relevant to small practices and is passionate about keeping them informed. Before joining NueMD, Kevin worked for Turner Broadcasting as a Programming Intern where he conducted legal research and contributed to editorial content development. He received his bachelor's degree in Communication from Kennesaw State University and currently serves as the Industry News Editor at NueMD.

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Patients Losing Out to their Doctor’s Technology

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...]

Scott Rupp's picture

Scott Rupp

Contributor

Scott E. Rupp is a writer and an award-winning journalist focused on healthcare technology. He has worked as a public relations executive for a major electronic health record/practice management vendor, and he currently manages his own agency, millerrupp. In addition to writing for a variety of publications, Scott also offers his insights on healthcare technology and its leaders on his site, Electronic Health Reporter.

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