Tech Savvy Patients Want Options: Is Your Healthcare Practice Ready?

Over the course of the coming year, and especially in the next six months, millions of Americans between the ages of 19 and 34 will be purchasing health insurance and joining the ranks of the newly insured. This is big news for healthcare practices, as it means that many new patients will be entering the market and searching for doctors. A great majority of these new entrants happen to be very tech savvy, and they expect you to …

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Medulous.com Beta Launch: New Website Helps People Avoid Bad Medical Treatments

Newly launched website Medulous.com revolutionizes the way people make healthcare decisions by allowing patients to read and write unbiased online reviews about their medical treatment experiences. SAN DIEGO, Sept. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — A new concept aiming to help empower patients to make better-informed decisions about their healthcare, newly launched beta-version website Medulous.com allows patients and health professionals to write reviews for medical treatments online. By facilitating the exchange of information between patients and physicians, Medulous helps users avoid …

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Alan S. Brown, M.D.

Dr. Alan S. Brown, M.D. has a new website! Dr. Brown is a board-certified clinical psychiatrist and psychologist based in Englewood, New Jersey, where he’s practiced for 20 years. Using his expertize in psychotherapy, psychopharmacology, cognitive behavioral therapy and insight-orientate therapeutic approaches, he treats a wide range of emotional conditions, such as depression, anxiety, stress-related disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder and adult attention deficit disorder. Dr. Brown likes to provide a warm, supportive and non-judgmental environment, where a strong partnership …

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Google Takes New Stab At Healthcare: Has the Giant Gone Mad?

Just when we thought Google was taking a step back from healthcare, after its unsuccessful foray into personal health records with “Google Health” was all but bust, the Internet giant pulled a ‘Gotcha!’ and declared it’s back. In a press release on September 18, Google announced Calico, a new health company whose main focus will be combating aging and related disease. Not satisfied with running the show online, it seems, Google now wants to play God and extend …

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Is Your Healthcare Organization Ready to Use eConsultations?

With goods and services increasingly moving online, healthcare organizations are beginning to adopt supporting technologies to help improve patient experiences and treatment outcomes. Telehealth, telemedicine and patient portal technologies are two of the solutions that are getting more use among healthcare providers – and they have opened up the door to eConsultations. While a patient portal is the bridge between physicians and patients, an eConsultation is the vehicle that transports individuals across. eConsultation features allows practices to generate …

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Automated Appointment Requests Will Save Your Healthcare Practice Time

How many times per week does your office receive appointment requests from patients? Although some physicians and hospital administrators may have an idea, most don’t know the answer to this question. Estimates range from 30 to 50 for small practices to more than 500 for large hospitals. Regardless of what the actual number is, it amounts to dozens of hours that employees are spending on the phone every month. In fact, scheduling an appointment over the phone can …

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Want Patient Engagement? Provide Access to Patients’ Health Histories Online

The Health Insurance Privacy and Portability Act (HIPPA) stipulates that patients must be permitted to review and amend their medical records. As online patient portals and other information technologies makes medical records more accessible to patients, it is going to become more commonplace for patients to review their records routinely. Allowing patients easy electronic access to their own health information is a critical step in engaging individuals in their own health. The benefits that stem from providing this …

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Has Your Medical Website Reached the End of Its Life Cycle?

Every so often, your website, much like everything else in your healthcare business, will need an update in order to continue being effective. A great medical website, after all, can be a major source of revenue for your hospital or practice, while an outdated or poorly maintained website can cost you new patients and harm your brand. The question is: how often should you refresh or redesign your medical website so that it continues to provide value to …

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3 Must-Have Patient Portal Features for Docs

If there’s one thing I’ve learned from speaking to countless physicians, office managers and IT administrators about patient portals it’s that there isn’t any consensus about the patient portal features and functionality that they all want. This makes sense, seeing as it would be difficult to find two hospitals, clinics or practices that use the same EMR and workflow processes. Still, despite the fact that different healthcare organizations have different needs, there are some patient portal features that …

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Is Your Medical Practice Losing Money In Lost New Patient Opportunities?

When it comes to your healthcare practice’s reputation, you can’t afford to be indifferent – especially when it comes to the things being said about you online. After all, not only does information spread much more quickly on the Internet, it also has a much greater reach. This means that if a potential patient comes across a negative review about your practice or finds inaccurate contact details on a third-party site, it can hurt your chances of converting …

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