While you may think that consumers can learn everything they need to know about a business simply by visiting its site, 97% of consumers get their first impression of a practice from search engines. What’s more, 75% of those consumers never go past page one of the search results, according to studies by Higher Visibility. If you’ve yet to take advantage of local SEO– search engine optimization– chances are you’re missing out on droves of clients. And if your online contact information is inconsistent, the resulting miscommunications could be eliciting negative reviews that haven’t even crossed your radar. Here’s what […]
Patient portals are playing a progressively larger role in attaining Meaningful Use in 2014 and 2015. This webinar from HITECH Answers features Jim Tate, a noted Meaningful Use expert and presenter, while he discusses the importance of having a quality, robust portal that works for your patients and your practice. What questions do you have about patient portals? Let us know in the comments, or read more here.
Everyone wants to build a website that will stand the test of time, but with new technology sweeping the market by the day, this can be a tricky feat. If you want a site that can grow alongside your business without requiring a complete overhaul every few years, you can save yourself ample time and money by making the right decisions now. Build on an open source CMS like WordPress The first step to future-proofing a website is to choose a tried-and-true open source CMS like WordPress that will remain stable for a long time coming. WordPress is the CMS […]
Physicians, nurses and counselors are ironically some of the professionals most susceptible to “burnout” – a physical or mental collapse caused by chronic stress. If left unchecked, the tendency to “soldier on” through long hours, pressure to see more patients, and entangling government interference can culminate in a prolonged period of exhaustion and poor job performance. Physicians who suffer from burnout are likely to experience serious setbacks like reduced information processing and visual attention. And these symptoms might have a serious effect on their practice – including errors and misdiagnoses, lower patient satisfaction, and an overall reduced quality of care. […]
Heart Valve Team has a new 10 page medical website designed by Medical Web Experts. Their responsive website showcases a custom made register form, forum, and customized content. The Heart Valve Team consists of cardiologists, cardiac surgeons, radiologists, nurses, rehabilitation staff, and social workers. These cardiac experts work together to evaluate patients’ heart valve conditions. They determine whether a diseased valve needs repairing or replacement and which therapy will be optimal for the patient’s recovery. Their forum allows for heart valve programs across the country to collaborate and discuss their ideas on heart valve disease treatment. Contact us for a free […]
While there has been considerable change in the medical industry over the last few years, the importance of staying HIPAA compliant can’t be stressed enough. There are a few simple steps you should take to make sure you stay compliant, especially in times of change when keeping your business in line with regulations can be a challenge. 1. Risk Analysis Creating a Risk Analysis or hiring outside help to run one is not just good practice, but a requirement of the HIPAA Security Rule. Here is a link to the HealthIT.gov Security Risk Assessment Tools, which you can use to run […]