Family physicians play a pivotal role in the healthcare system, but it is becoming increasingly difficult for family practices to stay profitable. Mounting industry pressures like declining reimbursements, ICD-10, escalating costs, and rising administrative burdens are distracting physicians from patient care and causing widespread physician dissatisfaction. In fact, in Deloitte's 2013 Survey of U.S. Physicians, primary care providers emerged as the least satisfied with practicing medicine (41% dissatisfied).
As family physicians look for ways to gain footing, taking steps like adopting new technologies or replacing legacy systems are key to reducing administrative burdens and freeing up more time for patient care. In "5 Tech Trends Driving Success for Family Practices," we'll elaborate on five critical technologies that help family care physicians run their practices more efficiently, profitably, and enjoyably.