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Has Your Practice Outgrown Your Marketing Budget?

May 28, 2015 by Lonnie Hirsch

What happens when your healthcare practice outgrows your marketing budget? How should we re-think marketing models to fit businesses that are growing? Lonnie Hirsch looks at practices that scale and the marketing models those practices use.[read more]

The Anatomy of A Denied Claim

May 27, 2015 by Abby Norman

Denied claims cost healthcare organizations a lot of money each year. Often times, the denials could have been easily avoided. What does a denied claim look like? Let’s look at the anatomy of a denied claim with this helpful infographic.[read more]

Why Retail Competition for Doctors Is Just Plain Scary

May 22, 2015 by Lonnie Hirsch

During the past five to 10 years, competition among healthcare providers has gone from fairly benign or annoyingly disruptive to a painful upheaval. From hospitals and health systems to solo practitioners, the competitive landscape has changed, and one of the most significant factors that many doctors find especially scary is the staggering ramp-up and value-added sophistication of retail clinics as the platform for health care delivery in the US.[read more]

Call to Action: America's Health Rankings Senior Report

May 20, 2015 by David E Williams

Rankings reports are a great way to spur the public and policymakers to pay attention to important issues. The 2015 America’s Health Rankings Senior Report from the United Health Foundation, released today, is a case in point. I had an opportunity to interview Dr. Reed Tuckson, senior medical advisor to the Foundation, about the report.[read more]

Patient Care: Better Support Is Better Treatment

May 15, 2015 by Alleli Aspili

For most patients, their initial reaction and attitude sets the tone for their road to wellness. Depending on the severity of an illness, patients often get confused about the proper way of getting better. A visit to the doctor’s office is ideal and beneficial in diagnosing these illnesses and learning how to get better or cope.[read more]

Mobile Health and Data Safety: Convenience vs. Privacy

May 14, 2015 by Moira O'Connell

mHealth: convenience vs. privacy

Technology may be revolutionizing the healthcare industry, but while mobile health applications and cloud-based management are convenient, many think they may be compromising the privacy of healthcare data. Can the healthcare industry properly balance convenience and privacy in the digital age?[read more]

Irony and the Church of Big Data

May 13, 2015 by Christine Kapsa, NP, DNP

Big Data in medicine is a faith-based initiative. True believers know, deep in their hearts, that the Church of Big Data will solve all miseries that beset American health care. Many good folks of unshakeable beliefs are immune to irony. Big Data disciples are no different.[read more]

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Democracy Comes to Healthcare

May 12, 2015 by Paul Tunnah

The recent General Election in the UK gave everyone the chance to make their voice heard. The patient, who most acutely feels the impact of healthcare decisions, should likewise be able to exercise their democratic right to have their say – and what better place to do so than at a health-related conference?[read more]

Pay Me or Charge Me: How Best to Engage Me

May 11, 2015 by Joseph Kvedar

patient engagement

We are seriously considering how to incentivize patients to adhere to their care plans. This is a topic area where I have some instincts, but which of these tactics might work best? Charge patients to insure skin in the game? Give them medicine and services for free? Pay them to be adherent?[read more]

Five Facts about ICD-10 from CMS

May 10, 2015 by Phil C. Solomon

ICD-10 facts

To help dispel some of the myths surrounding ICD-10, the CMS recently talked with providers to identify common misperceptions about the transition to ICD-10. These five facts address some of the common questions and concerns CMS has heard about ICD-10.[read more]

Types of Specialty Pharmacy Accreditation [INFOGRAPHIC]

May 9, 2015 by Abby Norman

The Accreditation Commission for Health Care specializes in accrediting not just pharmacies, but home health, hospice, DMEPOS, private duty nurses, sleep labs and behavioral health organizations. For a quick breakdown and comparison, check out BHM’s infographic.[read more]

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Beyond the Buzz: The Ultimate List of the Best Free Social Media Management Tools for Your Healthcare Marketing

May 8, 2015 by Marie Ennis-O'Connor

Staying on top of your social media activities can be time consuming; today’s article shows some useful tools to help you manage your time more efficiently and effectively. As an added bonus, they are free and easy to use.[read more]