Marketing a Medical Practice Using Facebook
This primary-care physician has successfully used social media to spread the good word about his cash-only practice.
Creating a Sustainable Direct Primary Care Practice
Making the jump to direct primary care isn't going to generate changes overnight, but this doctor says it was worth it.
Essential Tools for Building a Direct-Pay Practice
Patients come to a direct-pay practice for improved access to physicians. In order to deliver on that promise, a physician must have the right tools.
My Direct-Pay Primary-Care Practice: 2 Years Out
After converting to a direct-pay practice two years ago, this physician has learned a thing or two and is glad he made the change.
Funding a Direct-pay Medical Practice
Fifteen months into a direct-pay practice, this physician recommends building a financial reserve first for any physician considering a similar path.
What to Charge at a Direct-pay Practice
While the decision to change to a direct-pay practice can be the most difficult one a physician can make, there is a second decision that is nearly as difficult: What to charge for services.
Adopting a Direct-pay Practice
I am now nearly a year out from opening a direct-pay practice. I have not gone bankrupt or crazy. Here are some important things I've learned.
My Transition to a Direct-pay Practice
Despite being an early and enthusiastic pioneer in EHR adoption, this physician decided that he couldn't continue business as usual.
Meaningful Use: The Electronic Communication Requirement
Electronic communication between healthcare providers has the potential to radically change healthcare. Referring physicians, consultants, and patients all stand to gain from its use; so why are physicians hesitating?
Clinical Summaries: A Valuable Part of Meaningful Use Requirements
Done well, clinical summaries can help you communicate better, satisfy patients, and qualify for the MU bonus.
E-prescribing has not only improved the efficiency of this practice, it has improved quality at the same time.
Upgrading Your EHR
Electronic records require regular upgrades. Don't be fooled into thinking you can get by on the cheap.
Refining EHR Usage
EHR adoption doesn’t end when your system is installed; you have to continue to improve your use of the product.
Implement an EHR the Right Way
Primary-care doc and long-time EHR user Robert Lamberts outlines common EHR implementation mistakes and offers tips for success.
EHR implementation in a private practice setting can be difficult. However, careful planning will set you firmly on the right path. First off, be wary of these common mistakes.
Building Office Unity
In times when medical reimbursements are dropping and pressures are increasing for physicians, the need for a well-functioning office is greater than ever.
Choosing the Right EHR
In the market for an EHR? Here’s a step-by-step selection guide by internist and pediatrician Rob Lamberts, who’s been through the process himself.
Understanding CCHIT Certification
For physicians, the government's potential promise of over $40,000 for the implementation of an EHR has caused many who have stood on the brink to finally take the plunge.
Shot Through the Heart with Vaccines
Dispensing vaccines is frustrating and expensive. Here’s a shot in the arm for vaccine management.
Choosing the right EMR for your practice
In the current economic stimulus bill, large financial incentives are put in place for medical practices that use an approved EMR product.
How Not to Buy an EMR
I’m sure you know by now that buying an EMR is a huge investment - not only financially, but in terms of time and practice resources.
Physicians Practice Pearls: Give a Little, Get a Lot
Rob Lamberts, MD, on the benefits of partnership over working solo.
Knowing your weaknesses means understanding, accepting, and leveraging them so they’ll be an asset to your career rather than a liability.
EMR: Plan the Adoption
Properly implementing your EMR is the most important step in the process of going paperless. The product itself is secondary to its implementation.
Fearless EMR Selection
So you've finally decided to implement an electronic medical record.
STOP! In the Name of EMR Success
Ten years ago, when I gave talks to physicians about electronic medical records, I would get little response other than quizzical looks as to why a doctor would be so excited about computers.
Paperless: Cool But No Cure-all
If processes are more efficient on paper, then keep them.
Physicians Practice Pearls: Share the Joy
Robert Lamberts, MD, offers his tips for effective delegation of duties.
Four-way Win for EMRs
The power of reporting.
A Shot in the Arm For Vaccines
There is no bigger expense with a lower return on investment for a medical practice than immunizations. Here are some way to maximize reimbursement.
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