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How to engage your patients on social media – without violating HIPAA!

August 17, 2016 by Practice Builders

No business can afford to go without a social media presence in today’s competitive market, and your healthcare practice is no exception. But unlike the local movie theater or candy store, your healthcare practice has a big hurdle to jump when using this powerful marketing tool: HIPAA compliance.What is HIPAA, and what does it have to do...[read more]

Healthcare Careers With Real Potential

August 16, 2016 by Rachelle Wilber

Anyone looking to go into the healthcare industry should have no problem finding a job. The Affordable Care Act has given millions of people access to health insurance creating a need for more doctors and healthcare professionals. Advances in biomedical technology have created dozens of specialty medical fields in recent years, and the...[read more]

Healthcare Breakthroughs: 3 Ways to Improve Your Chances of Fighting Obesity

August 16, 2016 by Viatcheslav Wlassoff

While more people are concerned about their health and wellness, statistical research has shown that obesity rates are not declining as much as they should. People are exercising more to try and get the excess weight off, but still not reaching their health goals. Although there could be a combination of reasons as to why this is...[read more]

5 Ways to Improve HCAHPS Ratings with a Patient Engagement System

August 15, 2016 by Alex Tate

Across the nation, healthcare consumers have become more conscientious regarding their provider options. Increasingly, they are demanding greater decision-making power and emotional engagement in their own health diagnoses and treatment options. Healthcare providers are answering to this desire by doing everything possible to build and...[read more]

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How To Get a New Nursing Job Efficiently

August 15, 2016 by Phil Cohen

In the past, nurses had to look in the classifieds or even job to a physical hospitals/doctor’s offices to see if there were jobs available. While these tactics can still be effective, they are in no way efficient especially with the numerous job seeking websites available. The nursing community is a close one so joining a website geared towards those in nursing can do a multitude of things. First, these sites generally have job openings in a certain section that might not be posted on general job websites. Second, asking those who have switched jobs in nursing can be quite illuminating and their tips can be quite beneficial. Lastly these sites have numerous articles on all things nursing including getting jobs. Research jobs and do not be afraid to ask those in the community how they enjoy their field.[read more]

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The Risk of Concussions in Contact Sports

August 13, 2016 by Sam Hudgins

Concussions have now been hoisted to the center of attention in contact sports, not only among past athletes but current athletes as well. Each hit in rugby, football, hockey, or boxing adds up over time and leads to medical difficulties athletes will face in the future.The National Institutes of Health has linked concussions to a...[read more]

Bolstering Diversity in Clinical Trials

August 12, 2016 by Jonathan Catley

Clinical trials have a diversity problem, and it could be having a negative impact on their ability to secure FDA approval. Here's what you need to know.In the scientific community, no one needs to be reminded of the importance of a representative sample — or at least, that’s what you’d assume. Yet the FDA has found itself having to...[read more]

5 medical marketing strategies that you can implement right now

August 12, 2016 by Practice Builders

When it comes to marketing your medical practice, you have a lot of choices. There are so many strategies you can use – including using medical marketing companies – to connect with patients. Most physicians don’t know where to start. But medical marketing is crucial to the success of your practice, which is why we want to show you some...[read more]

4 Physician Referral-Building Mistakes That Spoil Your Reputation

August 11, 2016 by Stewart Gandolf, MBA

The business of physician referrals—that stream of new cases and revenue—depends on maintaining a solid relationship with colleagues. Doctor-to-doctor patient referrals rely on a trust and confidence that goes beyond your CV, clinical skills, and professional experience. Your reputation is on the line.I have the good fortune to travel...[read more]

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Google's Upcoming Changes: How it Will Hurt the Growth of Private Practices

August 11, 2016 by Travis Schneider

Google has started rolling out a testing program to decrease that number again, from three local results to just two, replacing the third entry with a paid advertisement.[read more]

Why Primary Care Physicians Are the Next Phase in CCRC Care

August 10, 2016 by Jennifer Landis

Continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs) are experiencing a boom in residency, as more seniors with diverse needs prefer the residential alternative of an independent living unit. CCRC contracts often include health care access that a rental or ownership community would not, such as skilled nursing care. Primary care physicians are becoming more in demand for CCRCs.[read more]

Better nursing working environment means better outcomes for surgery patients

August 9, 2016 by Michael Jones

While it sounds logical, a recent study published Jan. 20 in JAMA Surgery reported that hospitals with the better nursing departments had fewer patients die after a surgical complication.What makes a good hospital nursing environment? The two criteria used by the study included a magnet designation and one nurse for every hospital...[read more]

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