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9 Myths of Telemedicine

Posted by Dr. Glen McCracken, Aug 5, 2015
As a physician with 20 years experience in an emergency room, I know the meaning of "overwhelmed." It's easy to feel like you're in over your head when you're facing a never-ending stream of patients with medical problems small and large....
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Topics: eVisit Blog Posts, cost, implementation, malpractice, mHealth, Patient Engagement, revenue, ROI, telehealth, Telemedicine, telemedicine implementation, telemedicine myths

How to Negotiate Higher Physician Reimbursement Rates  

Posted by Nathaniel Arana, Aug 3, 2015
Nothing matters more to your practice’s bottom line than reimbursement rates. A physician’s reimbursement rates can determine the difference between profitability and breaking-even — or going out of business. Rates need to be carefully negotiated for a practice to remain profitable....
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Topics: ACA, Affordable Care Act, billing, eVisit Blog Posts, insurance, payees, payers, profitability, reimbursement

Infographic: The EHR Landscape

Posted by Teresa Iafolla, Jul 30, 2015
In the past few years, we've seen a huge shift in the healthcare field  - a movement from the traditional paper patient records to today's electronic health records. While the intentions behind pushing EHRs are good (after all, everyone wants better access to complete, up-to-date patient records), the transition to EHRs in hospital and ambulatory settings hasn't been easy on anyone. This is hardly surprising considering the heavy pressure on providers to digitize their practices according to government regulations (like the Meaningful Use program) ...
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Topics: eVisit Blog Posts, compliance, EHR, EHR reform, electronic health record, electronic medical records, emr, ePrescribe, health tech, Infographic, meaningful use, Software Advice

Why Doctors Need Better EHRs

Posted by Dr. Glen McCracken, Jul 29, 2015
If your provider experience is anything like mine, chances are you loathe the phrase “electronic health records.” Physicians are not always early adopters for new technology. But we are certainly open to new advancements that can streamline our workflows and make our workdays more manageable....
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Topics: eVisit Blog Posts, compliance, digital health, EHR, ehr integration, electronic health record, employee satisfaction, emr, health tech, healthit, mHealth, physician burnout, Practice Management

Is Outsourcing Your Medical Billing Worth It?

Posted by Lea Chatham, Jul 27, 2015
In healthcare, the return on investment on anything is never just about money; it’s also about time and patient care. When making decisions about how best to effectively run your medical practice, you have to think about all three of these issues....
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Topics: billing, eVisit Blog Posts, concierge, family practice, medical billing, Medical Practice, office staff, outsourcing, Practice Management, private practice, profitability, revenues, small practice, staffing

Physicians Answer: Tips to Running a Profitable Practice

Posted by Teresa Iafolla, Jul 24, 2015
We don't need to tell you what you already know: running a profitable practice is a challenge. Physicians are dealing with more challenges now than ever, between balancing revenues and overheads, monetizing after-hours care, and competing with urgent care clinics....
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Topics: advertising, eVisit Blog Posts, concierge medicine, doctor-patient relationship, hcmktg, Marketing, Patient Satisfaction, Practice Management, profitability, revenues

mHealth 101: A Doctor’s Guide to Mobile Health

Posted by Teresa Iafolla, Jul 22, 2015
With all these new terms like “mHealth” and “digital health” flying around, it’s sometimes hard to keep up. Chances are you’ve heard of mobile health solutions (also known as mHealth) from your patients or other healthcare providers. You might even use a few yourself....
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Topics: apps, eVisit Blog Posts, chronic conditions, connected patient, digital health, doctor-patient relationship, health IT, health tech, HIT, medication, medication adherence, mHealth, mobile health, Patient Engagement, self-care, smartphones, telehealth, Telemedicine, weight management

Top Cash Flow Challenges for Medical Practices

Posted by Melanie Reed, Jul 20, 2015
How can medical practices improve their cash flow and improve their financial health? In today’s constantly shifting healthcare space, what are the top challenges we need to address to improve practice cash flow?...
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Topics: billing, eVisit Blog Posts, cash flow, insurance, medicaid, medical practice cash flow, Medicare, Practice Management, reimbursement, revenue

5 Videos to Share With Diabetes Patients

Posted by Hattie Hayes, Jul 16, 2015
When crafting your patient engagement strategy, you want to focus on empowering your patients in their own health decision-making. Autonomy is the foundation of lifelong good health, especially for patients with chronic conditions, like diabetes. In fact, there's a vast number of great diabetes resources on the Web, including lots of YouTube videos....
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Topics: eVisit Blog Posts, chronic care, diabetes, diabetic, diet, exercise, innovation, lifestyle, nutrition, Patient Engagement, patient portal, Patient Satisfaction, videos

Pre-employment Screening for Medical Practices: Done the Right Way

Posted by Steven Grossman, Jul 14, 2015
Pre-employment screening might seem like a small part of running an effective medical practice. But it’s a key step to hiring the right staff and keeping up to code. Not every medical practice is large enough to employ a full-time compliance officer, but every medical facility is large enough to get slammed by the OIG for messing up on some part of the screening process....
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Topics: eVisit Blog Posts, compliance, employee screening, OIG, Practice Management, practice staffing

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