Last Minute Guide to your ICD-10 transition- Make most of the time remaining!

Most of the healthcare facilities must now be all prepared to use the ICD-10 codes on Oct. 1, 2015. The new coding set, ICD-10, consists of 68,000 codes which show a dramatic increase from the 13,000 codes in ICD-9. There are still a number of providers that are unsure of how their business will turn […]

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Why are US Hospital Costs Higher than those in Canada and Scotland?

The administrative costs in US healthcare sector consumed approximately $156 billion in 2007. This spending is projected to reach $315 billion by 2018. Recently, a study published in Health Affairs compared hospital administrative costs of eight nations. According to the study, the US hospital administrative costs were the highest, consuming 25.3% of hospital budgets in […]

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How can Physicians make use of Social Media to Gain Popularity for their Practice?

Social Media provides online platforms and comprises of various approaches like blogs, microblogging (eg Twitter), social networking (eg Facebook and Patients Like Me), video and file sharing sites (eg YouTube) and wikis. It has been documented that at least 80% patients across America seek health information online, and around 67% of all internet using Americans […]

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How appropriate is an App to discuss Patients’ state of Illness?

Mobile devices have impacted the workings of healthcare professionals in various ways – time and health management, health record maintenance, patient management and monitoring, and clinical decision making, etc. The apps used by healthcare providers in medical practice are many, but have yet to be totally accepted by the professionals and even the common people. […]

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Features of Physicians’ Practice in USA

Given below is an infographic representation of general characteristics of a physicians practice in US. Depending on preferences there is a percentage variation in physicians practicing in either hospital, groups, solo or have their own practice. Similar is the case about preferences with patients where 62% doctors see only Medicaid patients while 76% doctors cater […]

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What Physicians expect in Mobile Apps?

Smartphones are becoming a way of daily lifestyle. They are slowly taking over a lot of activities. There is an application for everything; right from managing the household expenses to managing one’s weight. Similarly, the healthcare industry is also aided by a lot of applications. There are apps which help in getting an appointment or […]

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Factors that Influence Patients to choose a Hospital

While choosing a hospital, there are many factors to consider because healthcare plays a major role in the life of all. At the same time, there is no denying the fact that some hospitals provide comprehensive and better services than the rest. With advanced technology, trained and qualified staff, quality, convenience, and state-of-art facilities, the […]

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Can Social Media help Practices to get more Patients and Enhance Care?

Practicing medicine in this “digital age” is quite an exciting prospect. Social media has transformed the way we communicate with each other. It has also made information easily available and has educated people a lot. Information is easily available and people are now more aware and educated about various situations. Medical practitioners are evolving and […]

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Three Changes that are Expected to Impact Physician’s Income in 2015

2015 is all set to bring more healthcare challenges and fewer income opportunities for the provider’s office. Rising drug prices, time consuming regulatory obligations, an aging population requiring high-value care and skyrocketing medical technology costs are, in fact, mere curtain raisers.  The real grim picture lies behind the many hassles the provider’s office is posed […]

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