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28
APR
2015

Is Marketing a Healthcare Practice a Good Idea?

Is marketing a healthcare practice a good idea? What a loaded question. There are many ways this could be answered. But the plain and simple answer is, YES. Most assuredly, YES, this is a good idea. Have you seen the commercial that boasts relief for you allergy symptoms by...
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03
SEP
2014

Keeping Employees Productive in Healthcare Practice

Keeping employees productive in  a healthcare practice seems like it may be a daunting task. However, it is really quite simple, at least to say. $550 billion dollars – that’s how much is lost each year due to employee lack of productivity. That’s a very big number. And what’s...
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27
AUG
2014

Healthcare Management: Ancillary Departments and ACA

Within any healthcare management system there are several hot topics. However, two stand out among the rest; money and communication. Historically, ancillary departments have been money makers for clinics and hospitals. Utilization of Radiology, Clinical Laboratory, Pulmonary...
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20
AUG
2014

Healthcare ACO: Value vs. Cost

The first set of statistics on the efficacy of Accountable Care Organizations (healthcare ACO’s) has been published. There were really no surprising stats. The simple fact that was proven by the study was that when you take a vested interest in patients well-being and interact...
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13
AUG
2014

Healthcare Management: Urgent Care Choices Changing

The competition for patients is heating up and the urgent care choices are many. Now you can visit a nurse practitioner at Walmart or go to a free standing urgent care or visit a traditional Emergency Department. While the options are extreme and varied, more and more patients...
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12
MAY
2014

The Value of Multi-Tasking to a Healthcare Manager

In a recent article that stated “multi-tasking is virtually impossible” the author attempted to say that to do something really well requires focus, energy and time, the opposite of multi-tasking. Really? Every successful healthcare manager or CEO or any “C” person understands...
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26
MAR
2014

Measuring Value: Healthcare Metrics and Changing Definitions

Ask the average patient what they mean by quality care and they will say something like physicians who listen and take time with them in exam room. They may say something about the ambiance of the office, the friendliness of the nurse, or the skill of the surgeon. These are not...
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Medical Management Services-Healthcare Terminology
19
FEB
2014

Healthcare Terminology: Patients or Customers

Just read a pretty interesting article about patient vs. customer as the language being used in healthcare but not in any other industry.  The point was made that the word “patient” is now an antiquated term for healthcare consumer and in very real ways, patients are now...
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Medical Management Services Patient Communication
24
JAN
2014

Patient and Physician Communication: Still Critical

Physician and patient communication is at the heart of empowering positive outcomes. As payment models shift from payment for activity to payment for outcomes how to be a more effective at communication should be at the top of physician lists to improve. The basics of...
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Medical Management Services-Patient Portals
25
SEP
2013

Healthcare Practices: How to Maximize Patient Portals

Patient portals as a way of communicating with and to patients is now becoming more popular with patients and physicians.  While patient portals require no small amount of IT expertise and over-sight to build and maintain; once established, they provide a platform for...
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Successful ICD-10 Conversion Mini eBook

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