Even if your facility is successful at this point, there's still more you can do to increase revenue and enhance your reputation. Businesses that remain stagnant never grow; they remain the same and oftentimes don't continuously drive in patients. The main culprit of a successful medical facility decreasing in profibility or not continously bringing in new patients revolves around the competition who is setting new goals each year.
Top 9 Influential Millennial Healthcare Trends They are the largest generation in the United States and because of that, they have influence over just about every industry and sector. Healthcare is not an exception. In the coming years, we will see changes in healthcare delivery and branding that are reflective of the Millennial mindset. Check out these nine Millennial healthcare trends.
The Internet of Things. If you aren't into tech, you may not be familiar with the term or understand what it means. As simply as possible, the Internet of Things or IoT is the vast network of interconnected devices. It encompasses virtually all emerging technologies and will impact our daily lives in ways it is difficult to comprehend. Already, in its infancy, it is impacting healthcare and will continue to do so as more devices become connected and more alliances are formed between companies and machines. Here are Seven Ways the Internet of Things Affects Healthcare.
In healthcare, we have all dealt with difficult or challenging patients at times. These encounters can range from the hostile verbal assaults from angry or dissatisfied individuals to the long, exhausting encounters with emotionally needy patients. While some of us are more gifted at interpersonal communication than others, we can all benefit from the following tips.
The media stresses the importance of a healthy digestive tract and how it benefits the immune system and other areas of the body. Physicians may suggest a high-fiber diet to help the heart muscle and the digestive tract simultaneously. However, patients never hear their cardiologist stress why yogurt helps one of the most vital organs, the heart. Studies are now indicating a correlation between digestive health and the heart.
Medical records were traditionally done through paper and pen. If you're still utilizing this outdated method, you're sticking with an option that may be hurting your business' revenue. By converting to electronic medical records (EMRs), your business will flourish in ways you never realized were possible.
Your medical office’s patient portal is a valuable tool for both staff and patients. However, getting your patients to use the patient portal can be a bit challenging. Many older adults may not be a savvy with a computer as the younger generation. On the other hand, the younger generation may not realize the value of the patient portal. Let’s look at 10 ways your staff can encourage patients to use the patient portal.
The switch from the traditional model of fee-for-service (FFS) reimbursement to value-based reimbursement is arguably one of the largest and most significant policy changes going on within our country--and it's only just getting started. Many unknowns exist, which can be unnerving for providers. For instance, nobody knows exactly how long the transition will take, and its impact on our healthcare system, particularly during the interim period (which could take years), has yet to be seen. Additionally, since Medicare expenditures and the expansion of Medicaid have been on the rise to accommodate for our aging baby boomers, the system as it is already has put put a significant strain on facilities' revenues, since Medicare/Medicaid patients are generally not profitable.
The field of dermatology is always changing. New and more creative ways to treat skin conditions are appearing on the market, especially in 2016. The latest trends tend to focus on herbs and more natural remedies, but they're not limited to that.