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Bret Larsen

Recent Posts

mHealth: What's Happening in Mobile Healthcare?

Posted by Bret Larsen, Nov 2, 2014
At eVisit, we spend our time at the intersection of healthcare and technology. We're interested in what's happening in mobile healthcare (mHealth) and where it's headed. Our telehealth software is built around the needs of patients and physicians and we're constantly looking for ways to develop better tools for our users. We analyze ways individuals are staying connected online and utilizing their online experience to empower their healthcare choices. Then, we look for ways to improve that experience. 78% of U.S. consumers are interested in mHealth ...
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Topics: eVisit Blog Posts, mHealth, telehealth

Who Is The Digital Patient?

Posted by Bret Larsen, Oct 30, 2014
Patients are looking for their healthcare providers online, they're reading reviews, looking up symptoms, and embracing all things digital. Patients track their caloric intake, their sleep cycles, their steps, weight, BMI, all through wearable devices. They embrace mobile health (mHealth) and the technologies that make their lives simpler while increasing their quality of life. The number of adults using mobile phones for health information went from 61 million to 75 million in 2012 and the numbers are only increasing. [1] Insurance companies and ...
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Topics: eVisit Blog Posts, digital patient, mHealth

Can Telemedicine Help Improve Your Practice?

Posted by Bret Larsen, Oct 28, 2014
Telemedicine has been shown to save time, money, and even patient lives. It can be used to treat underserved populations, allow physicians efficient access to rural areas, and help drive patient compliance. Telemedicine isn’t here to replace face-to-face interactions, but rather extend the doctor/patient relationship beyond the walls of a private practice....
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Topics: eVisit Blog Posts, telehealth, Telemedicine

10 Ways to Increase Revenue in Your Private Practice

Posted by Bret Larsen, Oct 26, 2014
Go paperless. Implement an EHR to help you streamline your processes. Move your explanation of benefits and any other intake documents to an electronic format. Automating your processes will help save time on data entry and filing. In addition, look at integrating your EHR with telehealth software like eVisit to also help you save time and money.  ...
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Topics: eVisit Blog Posts, Increase Revenue, Medical Practice, Tips

HIPAA Compliance: 7 Questions to Ask Tech Vendors

Posted by Bret Larsen, Oct 23, 2014
1. Are you HIPAA compliant? This may seem like a no-brainer, but the answer makes all the difference. Never assume a vendor's HIPAA compliance until they are able to show you proper documentation....
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Topics: HIPAA Compliance, HIPAA/Security, IT, PHI

3 Patient Engagement Tips Every Practice Should Implement

Posted by Bret Larsen, Oct 21, 2014
An increasing amount of evidence shows that patients who actively engage with their health care providers have better clinical outcomes and incur lower costs. [1] Practices that emphasize patient engagement can improve patient satisfaction and contribute to better clinical outcomes with fewer complications and re-hospitalizations. [2]...
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Topics: Patient Engagement, Practice Management, telehealth, Tips

6 Healthcare Blogs You Should Start Reading Now

Posted by Bret Larsen, Oct 19, 2014
Wondering where to go online for the latest trends in healthcare? Check out these 6 healthcare blogs that are at the forefront of the healthcare conversation....
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Topics: eVisit Blog Posts, healthcare, healthcare blogs, social media

Marketing & Your Medical Practice

Posted by Bret Larsen, Oct 16, 2014
Sometimes it's hard to know where to start when it comes to marketing for your medical practice. What is everyone else doing? Is it working? Do I really need a Twitter account? It can be a bit overwhelming, distracting, and frustrating....
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Topics: eVisit Blog Posts, Marketing, Medical Practice

Bedside Manner 101: 5 Tips to Improve Patient Satisfaction

Posted by Bret Larsen, Oct 14, 2014
How do you engage with patients with such a limited amount of time? How do you improve bedside manner and offer compelling, empathic care?...
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Topics: Bedside Manner, eVisit Blog Posts, Patient Satisfaction, Tips

Can High-Quality Healthcare Really be Simple?

Posted by Bret Larsen, Oct 12, 2014
What if patients could instantly enter their own data that was easily added to their files? What would happen if you could electronically prescribe to a pharmacy of a patient’s choice? What if doctors’ notes could be documented with a simple click and that data was HIPPA compliant? What if?...
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Topics: eVisit Blog Posts, healthcare, telehealth

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