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July 9, 2018
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30% of patients who used telehealth receive in-person care within a year

A study conducted by Zipnosis and Washington-based MultiCare Health System showed healthcare organizations could increase patient acquisition by using virtual care.

July 9, 2018
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Online Marketing Tips to Help Your Orthopedic Practice Thrive

When you are running an orthopedic practice, you are no longer just a doctor – you are also a business owner. And every thriving business needs to market its services in the marketplace. In short, promoting and marketing your orthopedic practice is an integral part of your healthcare marketing plan. Like all other businesses, orthopedic practices must implement digital marketing strategies for accomplishing their long-term and short-term goals.

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April 25, 2018
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Radiology residency programs should focus more on patient- and family-centered care

It is time for radiology residents to receive proper training about patient- and family-centered care (PFCC), according to a new analysis published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.

April 14, 2018
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A Four-Step Process to Generate Continuous Referrals

A funnel of referrals is the lifeblood of every orthopedic surgeon, and your practice needs loyal referral sources in order to fill that funnel on a continual basis. Here are four steps every orthopedic practice can take to build that foundation.

April 25, 2018
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Another Urgent Care Operation Goes Mobile

It may be premature to call it a trend, but stories of urgent care operators taking their services directly to patients continue to pop up around the country. It’s becoming a more appealing prospect to payers, too. Most recently, Mercy Care Plan granted its members access to DispatchHealth in the Phoeniz, AZ metropolitan area. The service allows patients who may be too ill or frail to travel to the emergency room or an urgent care center to stay home while a provider comes to them.

April 25, 2018
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Telemedicine Helps Sports Doctors Manage Their Patient Workload

A telemedicine program to manage care for sports-related orthopedic injuries reduces the cost and time of treatment, according to physicians at two prominent Mid-Atlantic health systems. It also rates quite highly on the patient satisfaction scale.

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April 25, 2018
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Teleradiology Provider Enhances Productivity with Konica Minolta PACS

Teleradiology Provider Enhances Productivity with Konica Minolta PACS Published on March 28, 2018

Nine months after the implementation of Exa PACS from Wayne, N.J.-based Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas, Inc., teleradiology provider Radiology Imaging Solutions, based in Grand Rapids, Mich., one of the state’s largest radiology imaging suppliers, has significantly increased volume and productivity.

March 28, 2018
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50% of consumers would change physicians for a better online healthcare experience

A report presented March 5, 2018 at HIMSS found 59 percent of American consumers want a healthcare digital customer experience to be more like online retailers.

March 28, 2018
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Why Signage and Coding Matter—to Patients

The following tale is a reminder to consider what your patient’s experience is likely to be, from where to go to understanding the charges for the care they will receive may be. 

 

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March 28, 2018
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Eczema Patients Are Flocking to the ED—Could You Treat Them, Saving Time and Money?

Over 1.8 million emergency room visits related to a diagnosis of eczema took place between 2006 and 2012, costing patients hours of waiting and their insurance providers millions of dollars. What’s more, the trend indicates the number will continue to rise. The question is, why? The likely answer—besides the fact that it takes forever to secure an appointment with a dermatologist—is that too many people are unfamiliar with the full capabilities of their closest urgent care center.

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