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Etiquette Tips for Medical Practices

To ensure you are practicing great etiquette at your practice, we assembled 15 tips.

#1. Introduce yourself — even if you are wearing a name tag, even if you are the third or fourth person to see patients during their visits, and even if they might never see you again or remember your name.

See more of our tips.

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Achieving improved cost, access, and quality of healthcare is an elusive goal for good reason. Like a balloon animal, squeezing one part always affects another.

Providing your patients with useful clinical summaries to meet meaningful-use requirements might be trickier than you expect.

One of the new menu objectives for the Stage 2 rules of meaningful use stresses care coordination through recording electronic progress notes.

In the three years since the first providers began attesting, meaningful use has already started benefiting patients.

Take the time to sit in your medical practice waiting room and exam rooms and look at them from a patient’s point of view. You will be glad you did.

The concept of population health is straightforward. Achieving it, not so much, because it requires numerous fundamental changes in our delivery system.

From apps to analyzing big data, the future of healthcare may be about predicting the future of a patient's well-being and having physicians intervene.

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