One key strategy for improving your practices time-management, and overall effectiveness is to implement providing patients with pre-registration and any pre-visit paperwork. In collecting these materials and important information prior to the patient’s appointment, you are creating patient satisfaction while simultaneously improving the efficiency of your process overall.
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Below is an article from NPR regarding instances where Teleheath has become a more popular form of healthcare access for rural health patients. The article gives patient examples of their use of Teleheath, and how if it weren’t for the opportunity to utilize Teleheath they would not have been able to receive care at all. This interesting article sheds light into a potential answer for rural health patients who need healthcare access. With many rural health clinics and hospitals closing, there are few places left for patients to go. In some instances, towns so small and isolated may not have a clinic at all. With Telehealth, those small-town individuals may have an opportunity to seek the care they need from a wide range of specialist and medical professionals from all over the country. Check out the article to learn more about how impactful Teleheath has been on these individuals and their communities.
First, let's define what an EHR system is. An EHR (Electronic Health Record) System is a digital version of a patient’s paper chart. EHRs are real-time, patient-centered records that make information available instantly and securely to authorized users. One of the best parts of the EHR system is that it allows a patient’s information to be shared across all different types of healthcare settings.
HIPAA AND THE TCPA
Did you know that the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) and HIPAA go hand in hand?
It might not be easy to implement, but some physician practices are guaranteeing patients same-day appointments in order to compete with a growing number of retail clinics, urgent care clinics and telemedicine services.
Patients have come to expect unprecedented access to their physicians, especially through technology-based means; a large part of that is social media. However, many physicians are leery of wading into uncharted waters that have the potential to open them up to legal risk and possibly blemish their reputation. Yet refusing to embrace social media could ultimately harm your practice. Younger tech-savvy patients expect to see their physicians online. If they don’t, they may choose to leave your practice for one that has a more robust online presence.
More than half of people with chronic conditions say the ability to get their electronic medical records online outweighs the potential privacy risks, according to a new survey by Accenture.
After reporting a dip in net earnings for the first quarter, Walgreens plans to invest $300 million in digital health to make up for the losses.
As the number of retail-based clinics grows, more physicians are expressing concerns regarding how those clinics will affect their practices.
With an increasingly complex health insurance landscape to contend with, medical practitioners and health services providers across the board are finding it more difficult to keep up with changing rules and cumbersome filing and coding regulations, and to maintain profitability at the same time.