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5 Telehealth Buzzwords and Trends for 2022

Telehealth is now a standard of U.S. healthcare. Most medical and wellness interactions can be virtual. Some 20.1% of Americans have had at least one telehealth consultation in a recent span of four weeks, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Telehealth is here to stay but it will not stay the same. But what is it…

Watch “The Healer’s Website: 3 Keys to Maximize Visitor Experience”
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Watch “The Healer’s Website: 3 Keys to Maximize Visitor Experience”

Check out our recent interview with Denise O’Malley, the founder of You Define Wellness. During this episode, learn how to: What content you should include at the top of your website (above-the-fold) How to increase appointments with a call-to-action that works Tips to increase five star ratings and reviews

How to make patient self-scheduling easy
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How to make patient self-scheduling easy

Shorten the patient self-scheduling workflow Regardless of what you use for patient scheduling, make it as easy as possible for patients. Having a short, encrypted website appointment request form is one such way. Patients hate multistep website processes. In ecommerce, for example, 43% of consumers abandon their carts due to account creation or a difficult…

Why Telemedicine is Effective for Primary Care

Why Telemedicine is Effective for Primary Care

Guest post by Maisie Haris Access to healthcare remains insufficient. It is highly reliant on employment benefits and geographic locale. Nearly 31% of employed Hispanic adults, for example, say they do not have health insurance, and 24% report no usual source for healthcare at all. Additionally, immigrants need proof of five years of residency in…

3 patient self-scheduling workflows for private practices
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3 patient self-scheduling workflows for private practices

Setting up patient self-scheduling If you allow patients to self-schedule appointments, how will these appointments get on your calendar? How do you prevent overbookings? How can you be sure that the dates and times that the patient sees are actually open? If your EHR offers scheduling through a patient portal, it should handle the conflict…

Finding a patient self-scheduling vendor
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Finding a patient self-scheduling vendor

Patient portal self-scheduling Most reputable EHRs in the ambulatory setting offer self-scheduling through a patient portal. If your EHR offers a patient portal, enable it. Track the percentage of patients who have been registered with the patient portal. This figure is your patient portal enrollment. Keep an eye on the proportion of inactive users (i.e….

Patient self-scheduling is a necessity
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Patient self-scheduling is a necessity

When was the last time you booked a flight by calling the airline? Can you recall a recent phone conversation with a hotel clerk to book a room?  You are not likely surprised that 82% of travel bookings occur via an app or website. And yet, patients frequently cite difficulty booking appointments with healthcare providers. …

4 ways to boost patient portal adoption
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4 ways to boost patient portal adoption

You probably already have a patient portal. Over 90% of private medical practices do. Most Electronic Healthcare Record systems (EHRs) include a patient portal feature. They have been pressured to do so by regulations and a more competitive market. CMS requires you offer a patient portal for a Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) measure. This…

Kelly Gordon, LCSW, Embrace Wellness LLC, Interview with meddkit

Kelly Gordon, LCSW, Embrace Wellness LLC, Interview with meddkit

From many years of helping people in ALL kinds of ways, Kelly Gordon opened up her own practice, Embrace Wellness, LLC. Helping kiddos is what she does best! Parents, listen up, this one is for you! Hear Kelly talk about: 1. Her journey to working with kids 2. Best advice for parents! 3. What therapy…