Interoperability Device Savings Estimated to Exceed $30 Billion

A recent study by the West Health Institute, an independent non-profit research organization, found that hospitals could save more than $30 billion by improving interoperability between medical device systems. The comprehensive study, titled “The Value of Medical Device Interoperability,” was released and reviewed last month at a hearing before the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health. The study focused on waste – or any activity that does not add value to the health care system – and …

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Why Reputation Management Matters in the Medical Industry

Whether you like it or not, your customers are posting reviews about your company on websites all across the Internet. These reviews provide potential customers with a glimpse into the products and services your organization provides and can sway them to choose your services over those of a competitor. However, they can also be damaging to your company’s reputation. In fact, according to a Nielsen “Global Trust in Advertising” report, online reviews are one of the most trusted …

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How Can I Increase Patient Portal Usage?

Determining how to increase patient engagement is becoming increasingly important within physician practices. If a practice wants to successfully attest to Meaningful Use Stage 2, as part of the Medicare and Medicaid EHR incentive programs, it will need to prove that patients are actively engaged in using their patient portal. Here are some suggested tips for getting patients (even reluctant ones) to register to use the portal and to continue using it over time. Raising Patient Awareness This …

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Hire the Right People for Your Medical Practice

It takes time and money to recruit and train new staff, and hiring the wrong person can affect your medical practice’s bottom line. To maintain a well-functioning business, make the most of the recruitment process, and improve the odds of hiring a qualified candidate that is a good fit for your practice, your healthcare organization can employ a few simple, tried-and-tested strategies. Make a list of attributes you want in an ideal candidate. This includes a list of …

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5 Essential Branding Tips for Healthcare Organizations

With countless new businesses emerging in the marketplace, it is more important now than ever to set your healthcare organization apart from the pack – and establishing a brand identity is one way to do so. Here are five simple tips to get you started: Remember the three main branding objectives. 1) Help patients learn more about your organization; 2) convince them to choose you over the competition; and 3) make them want to recommend your organization to others. Focus …

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Four Productivity Apps for Physicians

There are many applications developed for smartphones and tablets that allow people to get organized, become more efficient, and save time. There are productivity apps that help doctors streamline correspondence, store and manage notes for later reference, and even make it possible to perform simple tasks, like printing, without great complication. Knowing which tools to use can make a great deal of difference. Here are four apps that we recommend downloading today: 1. Evernote This is one of …

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Mountain View Medical Center

Mountain View Medical center, practicing excellence in eye care, has a new live website! Mount View’s goal is to provide our patients with the best possible medical care in an environment of comfort and compassion. They offer a state-of-the art medical center with a warm friendly staff working together to care for our patients. Visit the new Mountain View Medical Center website to learn more about their services. To learn more about our customized approach to health care web design …

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Reaching Patients Through Quality Content

Today’s consumers aren’t interested in advertising. They want to be educated and entertained – and they seek out content that does so without coming across as gimmicky or spammy. Providing your target audience with content they find interesting is one of the most powerful ways to build your brand. It allows you to engage consumers, gain their trust, and establish yourself as an organization they want to do business with. Great content not only attracts attention, but it …

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There is No Such Thing as HIPAA Certification

4 Myths Surrounding HIPAA Certification for Hosting Providers As more physicians are integrating their patient EMR with third-party patient portals, they’re looking for clarifications on many issues in order to stay within the various regulations boundaries and to be Meaningful Use-attested. It can be difficult to differentiate fact from misconception, however, so let’s clarify and dispel 4 myths related specifically to HIPAA certification among hosting providers. Myth #1: My current or prospective hosting provider is HIPAA certified. Fact: …

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Consumers Want New Mobile Health Technology – But Is the Healthcare Industry Ready?

Based on recent research, consumers are ready for new mobile health solutions – but the same can’t necessarily be said about the healthcare industry. Widespread adoption of mobile technology in health care (often referred to as “mHealth”) is now up to the industry. This is true both in emerging and in developed markets. Especially in emerging markets, consumers have now high expectations for medical mobile websites. In developing economies, patients perceive mobile health technology as a way to …

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