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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.

Stephen O'Connor

Stephen O'Connor is the Director of Brand and Digital Marketing, responsible for many aspects of Advanced Data Systems Corporation’s (ADS) marketing, including product marketing, customer acquisition, demand generation, brand, brand design, and content marketing.

Stephen has more than 20 years of healthcare industry experience. Prior to ADS, Stephen spent 11 years at Medical Resources Inc. (MRI), most recently as the Manager of Marketing & Internet Services, where he and his teams were responsible for all marketing efforts and the market positioning of MRI’s services.

Stephen spends his day's planning, writing, & designing resources for the modern healthcare professional.

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Healthcare Advice

By: Stephen O'Connor
September 1st, 2022

How good of a job do you think you are doing as a physician? If you have a healthy sense of objectivity, you can evaluate your skills and experience level to see where you might be falling short. Here are 10 success tips from experienced doctors that you can apply in your own life and hopefully achieve even greater levels of success from medical school to residency and beyond.

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Medical Billing / RCM | Practice Management

By: Stephen O'Connor
June 15th, 2022

The complex nature of providing health care demands complicated computer and software systems to support the work of doctors, their staff, and other members of the medical industry. You don’t need to be a computer scientist to appreciate the nuances of healthcare data standards and systems to help people communicate and share vital medical information. But it’s good to become at least somewhat familiar with the technology that allows us to share important facts and statistics about patients with other healthcare providers.

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The Importance of Patient Engagement: Why They - And You - Need It

Learn why patient engagement is a necessity and how you can master it within your practice.

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RCM

By: Stephen O'Connor
June 1st, 2022

Many healthcare practices across the country are still dealing with the enormous financial fallout stemming from the economic downturn beginning with the novel coronavirus.  With patients staying away in droves and not all practices set up for telehealth sessions, revenue certainly went into a downturn for many. As you pick up the pieces and start to rebuild your financial security, it’s a good idea to re-evaluate the RCM services you’ve been relying on for so long.

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behavioral health

By: Stephen O'Connor
April 25th, 2022

The general public is becoming more familiar with the benefits of behavioral health services. With celebrities openly talking about their need to participate in therapy and prioritize their own mental health, the stigma of seeking assistance may be eroding. That’s good news for providers, who can envision more patients coming for help with their mind and not just their body. Behavioral health is particularly topical, as how the mind-body connection continues to be unraveled in new and fascinating ways. Here are 5 trends you will see at the forefront of behavioral health this year.

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Medical Billing / RCM

By: Stephen O'Connor
April 15th, 2022

In the aftermath of the massive numbers of COVID-19 infections from the global coronavirus pandemic, medical practices large and small are reassessing their revenue cycle as they begin to see more patients coming back. After years of social distancing and shelter-in-place orders, you can assume that more of your patients will be entering your doors once again for appointments that they canceled or procedures and tests that they put off.

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By: Stephen O'Connor
March 16th, 2022

We live in a patient-centric, digital, outcome-based world today. Doctors not only have to provide accurate diagnoses and appropriate treatment plans, but they must focus on meeting patient expectations and overcoming negative perceptions in the medical marketplace.

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Patient Experience

By: Stephen O'Connor
February 17th, 2022

For the most part, you would prefer that patients come to your offices for an in-person appointment. But it’s not always feasible to set up appointments on a regular basis for checking on a patient’s condition. And now that we’ve been through a once-in-a-century global pandemic, patients have more reasons to stay at home unless it’s absolutely necessary for a face-to-face encounter with your staff.

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Medical Billing / RCM

By: Stephen O'Connor
February 7th, 2022

It’s essential to pay close attention to the flow of revenue in your healthcare organization. And to that end, prudent managers will make sure that they use the right tools to gain insight into the revenue cycle and to manage the details.

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Industry News | Healthcare Advice

By: Stephen O'Connor
January 26th, 2022

See Past Events: 2021 | 2020 2022 Event Safety Information Every year, members of the healthcare industry from all across the country convene for major events and conferences. These gatherings present networking opportunities and the chance to connect with colleagues. They are also ideal situations to help you discover details about medical innovations and to discuss important news and issues.

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Healthcare Advice

By: Stephen O'Connor
December 1st, 2021

No amount of training that you and fellow medical professionals have undergone could have prepared you for the massive hit to the economy with the advent of the novel coronavirus pandemic in 2020.