Shelly K. Schwartz

Shelly K. Schwartz

Shelly K. Schwartz, a freelance writer in Maplewood, N.J., has covered personal finance, technology, and healthcare for more than 17 years. Her work has appeared on,, and She can be reached via

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Technology can benefit medical practices, but it can also slow them down. Here's how to avoid some common pitfalls.

Telecommunication technology holds great promise in improving both patient outcomes and access to care. So what's the problem?

EHRs may have an unintended side effect for smaller practices; namely, the disruption of existing communication patterns.

Web-based marketing can hurt your practice's ability to attract and retain patients if it doesn't maintain a high standard.

Helping patients accept your nonphysician providers.

How your practice can succeed in Stage 2 of the EHR incentive program despite more complex requirements and higher reporting thresholds.

From texting to Facebook messages, communicating with patients electronically has always raised legal questions. Here are the answers to keep your practice safe.

When patients are sick they are not at their best. However, you should clearly articulate which types of poor behavior you'll never tolerate at your practice.

Telehealth is becoming more accessible to small and medium-sized practices. Here's how your practice can get started.

Whether you are partnering with one other small practice or joining a large healthcare system, here's how to do so while maintaining some independence.


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