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Making the Most of Your Patient Portal

It's understandable that many of you are hesitant to implement a patient portal. But practices that have taken the plunge say the time and money spent implementing the new technology leads to big payoffs — and quickly. Here's how to select, implement, and market a portal that will appeal to your patients.

Patient Portals


Docs say they feel pressure from hospitals to make patients happy by prescribing narcotics. Also, text messaging patients may be the next frontier.

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Even if you're totally HIPAA compliant and know that your portal is secure, your patients may not be so sure.


Patient engagement is important for practices to ensure better care for the patient. Here are nine ways to improve your patient engagement efforts.


Email is a simple way for physicians to improve care and lower costs for their patients. Yet, most claim that patients don't want to interact this way.

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For practices looking to turn patients into loyal advocates for life, relationship marketing is the way to go

Do you find your front-desk staff creating extra work for themselves when it comes to patient registration? Here are five ways technology can help.

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Practices are sometimes eager to introduce new technologies to patients, but first they must look to see if it could truly benefit their population.


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