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The latest in all things RCM, Electronic Health Records, Radiology Information Systems, Practice Management, Medical Billing, Value-Based Care, & Healthcare IT.
It’s pretty difficult to imagine any business setting up shop today without using computers and special software for whatever industry it is set in. The same goes for the medical profession. Chances are that you either have heard of electronic health record systems and know that you need to deploy one in your practice, or you have been laboring with some kind of generic application to store patient information, and it has not been able to meet even your most basic computational requirements.
We live in an era of accelerated change with constant innovation in technology, including medical equipment, computers, and software that never stay the same for very long. While your primary focus is on providing outstanding healthcare service, you have to devote some time and attention to staying up-to-date with all your technology too, since we rely so much on devices and applications to provide medical services.
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The more actionable information that you can collect on the patients you treat in your practice, the more opportunity you and your staff have to provide excellent, state-of-the-art care. These days, many medical practices are looking beyond the confines of their own data center and are starting to migrate some of their computational infrastructure into the cloud. Cloud computing services provide a range of advantages to organizations large and small, and the medical profession in particular stands to benefit a great deal because of the convenience and ease of data management.
Extending your brand in the marketplace is the key to bringing more business your way. This applies to all types of companies, including those that are dedicated to providing healthcare services to patients. If your organization is not seeing as many patients as are called for in your business plans, it’s time to focus on the amount and quality of the marketing you are currently doing, with an eye toward making some improvements.
You’re focused on providing the highest quality of care for each patient who comes through the doors of your medical practice, and this leaves you little time to consider how you can expand your brand in the marketplace. However, improving the reach and exposure of your practice with online platforms is essential for increasing your patient pool.
Savvy physicians and medical practice managers alike know how important it is to take full advantage of the software and computer technology supporting their daily work in examining, diagnosing, and treating patients. This means that while you may have installed a radiology information system on the premises, you aren’t necessarily getting everything out of it.
How do new patients find out about your practice? As is the case with any company, you cannot remain stagnant and expect to continue to thrive. Medical practices continuously take in new patients to offset other patients who leave because they have moved out of the area, changed insurance, or simply want to switch to another practice. If you’re not effectively engaging with patients and the community, you’ll want to forge a clear path to create a patient referral program as soon as possible.
Practitioners of the healing arts as well as the various supporting staff members around them work in an environment that is informed by progress made by professionals following the scientific method. Part of the scientific method includes measuring actual data and then forming a plan based on results.
There’s no doubting the growing importance of customer reviews - and healthcare practices and medical providers are not exempt from the trend. This trend is gaining speed partly thanks to the massive use of smartphones, tablets and laptops that enable patients to chime in with their thoughts about doctors and their impression of the rest of the staff and their overall experience.
Running a busy medical lab will definitely keep you on your toes. As compared to a physician’s office, urgent care facility, or other place of healing, you likely will be seeing many more patients coming through your doors every day. These patients will arrive to fulfill their doctor’s orders for tests or because they are being screened for using illicit substances.