Doctors and nurses often receive most of the attention in healthcare, but behind the scenes, many other professionals work hard to provide the best patient experience possible. Medical billers and coders are particularly important, and yet, few people understand the crucial role they play.
Last year, 9 out of 10 physicians said they’ve transitioned to electronic medical records (EHR) and it’s estimated that by 2018 nearly of the 3.4 billion smartphone and tablet users will have downloaded some sort of health related apps, so it’s easy to see that there are several ways for patient information to be at risk.
What industry do hackers target most? Healthcare. Protecting patient information from healthcare breaches is a big problem in America. Here are some facts..
Doctors and practice managers know that their patients are on and that reviews can affect the business. Afterall, 85% of doctors say that they proactively check on reviews about themselves. That’s great but, you need to go one step further. The most important thing about on reviews isn’t mitigating the bad ones, it’s solicitation.
A new study shows just how much patients are relying on the Internet when making healthcare decisions. The sixth annual Makovsky/Kelton “Pulse of On Search” Survey interviewed 1,035 Americans and found that 61 percent lo to the web first when trying to identify symptoms of a potential disease or condition.
My friend Joe sent me this infographic on how to save on medical waste disposal. Since I deal with so many medical practices he thought it may be of interest to me (and my readers!) so I am sharing it with you today. Check it out.
Over 90 percent of cell phones had bacteria present, and 1 in 6 tested positive for the presence of fecal matter (That’s poop). So I went on to lo for some info on cleaning my phone. I found this infographic that shows some easy steps you can take to keep your phone clean.
With the flu shot season well upon us, many healthcare providers are wondering how to bill influenza vaccines for their Medicare patients. Our infographic on Medicare Q codes for billing the influenza vaccine may be helpful.
This infographic I came across by the University of Cincinnati provides a few highlights on HIPAA, patient rights, medical malpractice and 5 tips to remain in compliance with the HIPAA rules.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently completed their National and State Healthcare-Associated Infections Progress Report. Here are their findings as well as six ways patients can minimize their risk of contracting Healthcare-associated infections (HAI).