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Why the Doctor-Patient Relationship Can Make or Break Telemedicine

Posted by Dr. Glen McCracken, Aug 27, 2015
Telemedicine might take place on computer screens, but it doesn't have to be impersonal....
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Topics: eVisit Blog Posts, continuity of care, digital health, doctor-patient relationship, EHR, engagement, HIT, Patient Engagement, remote, remote care, retail clinics, Telemedicine, urgent care, virtual visits

Physical Exams: Why They Can Be Unnecessary, Ineffective, and Costly

Posted by Scott Orava, Aug 25, 2015
It’s a classic scenario: Your patient sits quietly on the edge of the examination table in a dressing gown waiting for you to walk in the door. Within the first few minutes, you examine her facial expression and body language, hold a conversation about her symptoms, and briefly scan her medical history. You can see she’s feeling discomfort, hear that she has at least two or three of the classic symptoms of a urinary tract infection, and read in her history about past occurrences of UTIs....
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Topics: eVisit Blog Posts, care provider, diagnosis, examination, Medical Practice, physical exam, physician patient relationship, Practice Management, profitability, revenue, telehealth, Telemedicine

The Secret to True EHR Success

Posted by Lea Chatham, Aug 24, 2015
The past two years have seen a surge in physicians looking to replace their EHRs. Common complaints are cost, functionality, and ease of use. But when you look at the situation more closely it often comes down to how the system was chosen and implemented....
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Topics: eVisit Blog Posts, EHR, electronic health record, implementation, Lea Chatham, mHealth, Practice Management, ROI, software, training, workflow

36 Telemedicine Statistics You Should Know

Posted by Teresa Iafolla, Aug 20, 2015
Telemedicine is changing the way we experience healthcare. There’s no doubt about it. Patients are becoming more and more open to the idea every day, especially when they realize telemedicine means more convenient, accessible healthcare. Healthcare providers too are starting to see the benefits: better care outcomes, less hospital readmissions, happier patients, and more profitable practices. As a result, telemedicine is on the rise....
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Topics: eVisit Blog Posts, compliance, costs, health IT, healthcare, healthcare systems, HIPAA, HIT, hospitals, mHealth, profitability, research, statistics, telehealth, Telemedicine

7 Ways Patient Engagement Can Make and Save You Money

Posted by Teresa Iafolla, Aug 19, 2015
It’s All About ROI: 7 Ways Patient Engagement Can Make and Save You Money...
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Topics: billing, eVisit Blog Posts, compliance, mHealth, Patient Engagement, patient portals, profit, profitability, revenue, workflow

15 Physician Tips for a Better Telemedicine Visit

Posted by Teresa Iafolla, Aug 18, 2015
So you’ve decided to try out telemedicine with your patients. You’ve got your telemedicine solution set-up and ready to go....
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Topics: eVisit Blog Posts, health tech, HIT, mHealth, Patient Engagement, physicians, providers, telehealth, Telemedicine

A 4-Step Strategy for Better Patient Collections

Posted by Melanie Reed, Aug 13, 2015
In a majority of cases, medical practices approach patient collections the same way for all patients. It makes sense – there’s a standard process, and it’s easy for staff to just go through the motions for all patients....
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Topics: billing, eVisit Blog Posts, cash flow, collections, costs, patient billing, patient collections, Practice Management, profitability, profitable practice, revenue

Medicare and Telemedicine: Top 10 FAQs

Posted by Teresa Iafolla, Aug 12, 2015
As a telemedicine company, we know that navigating issues around telemedicine policy and reimbursement can be tricky. Afterall, your job as a provider isn’t to be an expert on telemedicine rules – it’s to provide the very best care to your patients.  ...
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Topics: billing, eVisit Blog Posts, eligibility, financial health, insurance, Medicare, medicare guidelines, profitability, reimbursement, remote visits, telehealth, Telemedicine

5 Top Apps for the Family Doctor

Posted by Hattie Hayes, Aug 10, 2015
If you're recommending apps to your patients, you're already ahead in the mHealth game. Mobile health is a great way to keep patients mindful of their own treatment, while giving you peace of mind and reducing unnecessary office visits. If you're a family practitioner, chances are your patients use a wide variety of mobile apps--and rely on them, too. Since your patients are likely more comfortable with app use, they'll get more out of the apps you recommend. Family doctors should start with these five to increase treatment adherence, reduce missed ...
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Topics: apps, eVisit Blog Posts, diabetes, family practice, fitness, health IT, medical apps, medical records, mHealth, Patient Engagement

How to Collect Patient Email Addresses

Posted by Teresa Iafolla, Aug 6, 2015
Gathering patient emails might be at the bottom of your priority list as a busy practice manager or physician. But having an up-to-date patient email list can make a huge difference to many aspects of your practice....
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Topics: eVisit Blog Posts, Marketing, patient communication, patient email, patient emails, Patient Engagement, Practice Management, workflow

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