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September 23, 2016

Solving the patient engagement puzzle

The number of people covered by health savings account/high-deductible health plans has grown roughly 15 percent annually the last few years. As more patients assume greater financial responsibility over their own health, the demand for engagement in the services they consume will continue to rise. Studies consistently show that physicians who help and empower patients to take a more active role in their healthcare achieve better clinical outcomes at lower costs. This is why we have gathered facts and figures on industry best practices to help you improve patient engagement at your practice.

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September 13, 2016

More caring. Less managing.

We bet you never signed up to be a manager when you decided to work in healthcare. Some people might dream of becoming a practice manager, but most medical providers dread the clerical burden that comes with owning a small practice. As the healthcare industry continues to push for more rigorous measures to reimburse and compare treatment, medical providers continue to be spread thinner by the minute.[i] Though uncertainty turns decision-making into a tedious process, we have a few solutions to help you and your practice succeed in the long-run.

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September 6, 2016

Promote your practice on social media

An overwhelming amount of medical practices still rely on old-fashioned marketing efforts like print ads on phone books and the occasional billboard ad. Though these might be effective in some regions, technological advancements have diverted our attention to focus more on digital media. Nearly everyone is familiar with the term “social media,” but harnessing its promotional power is not a talent that can be easily attained – especially when tactics differ drastically between industries. Fret not; however, for we have recommendations for your social media marketing to drive more patients to your practice.

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August 30, 2016

7 simple steps to break down language barriers

The population of the United States is only getting more diverse. With the attempts being made through the Affordable Care Act to get as many people insured as possible, practices are likely to start seeing more patients of all backgrounds. Some of the greatest issues arising from this trend are the language and cultural barriers that tend to come into play, but breaking them down can be much easier than you might think. A few simple proactive steps can help prepare you for encounters with patients of all backgrounds.

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August 2, 2016

Can mobile health technology improve care?

These days, it’s easier to use your mobile phone to make a hair appointment than an appointment to see your doctor. The private sector has simply embraced mobile technology much quicker than healthcare.

However, there have been recent improvements and increased adoption of mobile technology in physicians’ offices. According to the results of a recent HIMSS mobile technology survey, 90 percent of respondents use mobile devices within their organizations to engage patients in their healthcare.

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