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How to Open a New Urgent Care Center

April 28, 2016 by Jack Roberts

According to the American Academy of Urgent Care Medicine (AACUM), the number of urgent care centers in this country has increased 14 percent to 9,300 centers since 2008.[read more]

The Link Between Patient Satisfaction and Long-Lasting Relationships

April 28, 2016 by Practice Builders

The ACA has put patients at the center of healthcare services. A patient-centric healthcare approach in this digital era means a revised definition of quality in the physician-patient relationship.[read more]

Five “Must Read” Articles on Radiology and Health IT

April 28, 2016 by Erica Carnevale

Radiology consults, healthIT data breaches and telemedicine make the news. This week’s articles include a study that shows how delivering personalized care to patients could increase revenues;[read more]

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Overhauling Medical Malpractice to Address Defensive Medicine

April 27, 2016 by David Mann

there is a prevailing school of thought that American medicine is full of harm, that doctors make choices every day to harm their patients solely because they are afraid of being sued. Known as practicing “defensive medicine,” it refers to recommending a diagnostic test, procedure, or specialist visit that is not necessarily the best option for the patient.[read more]

7 Simple Ways to Strengthen Your Hospital's Online Brand

April 27, 2016 by Michael Nicolosi

In the internet age, a hospital’s reputation is only as strong as its digital presence. Here are seven simple ways to strengthen your hospital’s online brand.[read more]

Physician Marketing Battles You’ll Never Win (and What to Do Instead)

April 27, 2016 by Stewart Gandolf, MBA

Many doctors and medical practice executives have their marketing brains on overdrive. They’re looking for new, better, improved and/or more efficient ways to attract new patients and cases.[read more]

California Supreme Court Rebuts Court Ruling On UR Physician Liability

April 29, 2016 by Josh Nelson

Medical reviewers and workers’ compensation providers can breathe a sigh of relief – at least for now. Last week the California Supreme Court ruled to officially depublicize a lower court’s previous ruling on the utilization review (UR) and workers’ compensation industries that would have set a precedent by holding UR physicians responsible for the care of patients whose cases the physicians review.[read more]

Blogging About Sensitive Topics

April 28, 2016 by Linda Dessau

I have always thought blogging is perfect for people running ‘sensitive’ businesses [such as family law and divorce], where someone may not want to admit even to themselves that they have problems. It is highly likely they will start trawling the internet for advice or to understand where they stand. A blog is a really good way to create empathy long before the reader is ready to pick up the phone.[read more]

Good riddance: United finally gives up on ACA marketplaces

April 28, 2016 by David E Williams

United Healthcare announced that it’s exiting most of the Obamacare insurance marketplaces (aka exchanges) next year. Sound like a familiar story? In fact all the recent news coverage is just a rehash of last November’s announcement that United was probably going to exit.[read more]

Diagnosing Illnesses with Advanced Technology

April 28, 2016 by Rachelle Wilber

Before any patient can be treated for an illness, they must first be diagnosed. Diagnostics is one of the most important job that any doctor performs, and until recently there were very high rates of misdiagnosis.[read more]

Risks of Probiotics - Who Cares?

April 26, 2016 by Michael Kirsch

We have a medical industrial complex that is a beast that needs to be fed. It fuels itself on our fidelity to medical practices that are labeled as truths. ‘Wellness’ rules.[read more]