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Six Strategies to Increase Patient Loyalty

February 8, 2016 by Stewart Gandolf, MBA

Acquiring new patients is a continuing challenge for doctors and healthcare providers, but perhaps the greater challenge—with longer-term rewards—is the ongoing effort to build trust and loyalty with existing patients.[read more]

Must Have Apps for Nurses

February 5, 2016 by Michael Jones
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Almost every shift, I grab my phone and look up something. Whether it’s a medication I’ve never even heard of, much less given before, or a medical condition with which I am not familiar, I look to my phone to fill me in.[read more]

Future Outlook: Medicare Advantage Plans & Risk Adjustment

February 5, 2016 by David Harlow

Over the past couple of decades, the federal government has come to recognize that not every Medicare beneficiary’s health care services in a given year cost the same as every other beneficiary’s. For beneficiaries enrolled in traditional Medicare, the government pays most of the cost of that care — whether it’s a lot or a little, whether the beneficiary in question is relatively healthy or living with multiple chronic conditions.[read more]

Apps Watch in Healthcare: Incorporating patient-generated data to assist diagnosis.

February 5, 2016 by Erica Carnevale

From time to time, we report news and perspectives on the latest in healthcare app development, and the use and potential for new apps in healthcare, and especially radiology.[read more]

In Medicare Advantage, providers are becoming payers

February 5, 2016 by David E Williams

Accountable Care Organizations enable providers of care to take on some of the functions of health plans and to receive some of the financial rewards as well as the risk. But at least on the Medicare side it can be fairly indirect, with patients “attributed” to providers rather than assigned and little formal ability to keep a patient within a single provider system.[read more]

Why Digital Marketing Is Your Best Bet for Recruiting Patients with Rare Conditions for Clinical Trials

February 4, 2016 by Dan Stempel
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Recruiting patients with rare and terminal conditions presents a major challenge for CROs and patient coordinators — but digital marketing techniques can help.[read more]