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Doctors 2.0 Storify at World Health Innovation Day

August 30, 2014 by Denise Silber

World Health Innovation Day

Enjoy this storify relating the sessions at the first World Innovation Day for Health Competition in Geneva.[read more]

How the New Requirements for Pathology Lab Accreditation Benefit You

August 30, 2014 by Tim Edlund

Pathology Lab

Appropriate, clear and concise clinical documentation methods are vital for every patient's medical record. In the field of Pathology, clinical documentation is even more critical. The Joint Commission has issued new requirements for accreditation. As of July 1, 2014, every Pathology lab is required to use synoptic reporting in order to qualify.[read more]

5 Issues Associated with Medical Necessity

August 29, 2014 by Abby Norman

Medical necessity

There are few things more frustrating to a physician than a pile of Medical Necessity edits. Medical Necessity is the term we use in healthcare to describe care what is reasonable and appropriate for a patient based on evidence-based care standards.[read more]

Doctor Entrepreneur: What Patient-Customers Want Is Good Business

August 29, 2014 by Lonnie Hirsch

Doctor-entrepreneur

Doctors and patients have adopted new roles for themselves in the healthcare delivery system in the wake of healthcare reform. The “new normal” for patients includes a stronger and more proactive participation in personal health matters. More than ever, the role of the patient is that of an informed consumer.[read more]

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Beyond the Buzz: 7 Reasons Healthcare Professionals Should Blog

August 29, 2014 by Marie Ennis-O'Connor

Healthcare blogs vary in content and style; they range from commentary on a topical issue to patients sharing the lived experience of a disease and healthcare professionals educating patients on the management of an illness. There are several ways that healthcare professionals can benefit from creating their own blogs.[read more]

VCs Are Investing Heavily in Healthcare

August 29, 2014 by Matt Gretczko

VC investments

Investing in Healthcare is becoming extremely lucrative; so lucrative, in fact, organizations that historically focused on delivering clinical care have developed their own VC arms. This is a unique business model shift - so what is the value of such investments?[read more]

8 Things CFOs Must Know About Health Reform

August 29, 2014 by Nicole Fisher

Chicago’s racial and ethnic divides: OpenStreetMap, CC-BY-SA

Health care in the US is a multi-billion dollar business, and understanding the financial implications of health reform will make or break every CFO. Knowing that health access, demand, quality and payment changes are inevitable there is an immediate need for CFOs across the ecosystems to embrace and plan for transformation.[read more]

5 Best Billing Practices for the Bundled Payment Initiative

August 28, 2014 by Andy Salmen

The Medicare bundled payment initiative seems to be gaining traction among healthcare facilities and providers. Following are 5 practices that have proved helpful for private practitioners trying to move to this value-based method of payment.[read more]

The Second Wave of Healthcare Informatics

August 28, 2014 by Bill Crounse

the second wave of healthcare informatics

Electronic Medical Records and Hospital Information Systems in and of themselves add little value to the enterprise if we don’t surround them or embed them with technologies that help us make better decisions and facilitate the ways we communicate and collaborate as care teams and with our patients.[read more]

The Importance of Link Copy in Your Online Marketing Campaigns

August 28, 2014 by Jonathan Catley

What do your links say?

Site links are a powerful way to shorten your conversion funnel. Properly used, site links make your website a better stop for visitors and your business as they increase click-through-rates; cover more search engine results pages (SERPs); make for stronger internal pages; and foster consumer trust.[read more]

Enhance Brand Awareness Through Meme Marketing

August 27, 2014 by Michael Sherman

If you’re responsible for providing content for your healthcare facility’s social media channels, you might be floundering. Don’t worry — you’re not alone. Social media is becoming increasingly competitive and without dipping into the budget to create new ads, it can be challenging to attract attention and get that momentum going.[read more]

Developing Clinical Pathways

August 27, 2014 by Abby Norman

Clinical pathways

When it comes to patient safety, the best way to be prepared is to develop evidence-based plans and strategies to guide patients through the healthcare system. Clinical pathways are being developed in hospitals nationwide to help physicians move patients through the hospital.[read more]