Creating an online community through social media is great for patient engagement. It also helps your patients learn more about your practice.
Don't avoid social media just because of HIPAA fears. Social networking, done right, can bring multiple benefits to your practice.
Social media is all about brevity, visual impact, and reaching your target audience. Don't be afraid to be creative.
In the digital world, it's not about you, it's about your patients. They're looking for help answering their health questions.
Here is Physicians Practice's list of the top health apps in 2014, for physicians and their patients. Featuring links to download the apps.
Patients have smartphones. Physicians have information about health and well-being. So logically, using mobile health technology can provide better connections.
What you communicate to patients should also consider how you reach them. And with the variety of messaging available, there is also varying patient preference.
Standard SMS text messaging is not encrypted, secure, or HIPAA compliant. Without taking proper precautions, texting with patients puts your practice at risk.
There are all kinds of health apps that track blood pressure, medications, nutrition, you name it. Now Apple is entering the fray with the goal of interoperability.
From texting to Facebook messages, communicating with patients electronically has always raised legal questions. Here are the answers to keep your practice safe.