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The idea of increased access to physician’s notes is gaining momentum and with additional testing carried out with real patients and physicians; results seem to show satisfaction from each side.  As patients of all ages become more technologically savvy, they have a greater desire to use their knowledge to improve their health and gain access

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As healthcare continues to advance in it’s adoption and involvement in the social media space, fortunately, we see more and more physicians “dipping their toes” into what many consider uncharted waters. Patients, caregivers and the vast population of online health information seekers stand to gain insurmountable value from this interest and participation by physicians. With

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I recently ran across an article entitled, “These Doctors Make House Calls—And Love It” These MDs had taken a cue from the past to create a personal touch for their practices. After a little bit of research, I realized this blogging doctor wasn’t the only one still making house calls. According to the American Academy

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Speed dating is usually reserved for, well, dating. But now, one hospital is using that 5-minute, musical chairs meet-and-greet scenario to match patients and doctors. Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital has changed the standard marketing game for healthcare networks and physicians with a new program called “Doc Shop”. Over an hour luncheon, patients can meet

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This report comments that “Physicians have an ethical responsibility to engage in activities that contribute to continual improvements in patient care. One method for promoting such quality improvement is through the use of secret shopper “patients” who have been appropriately trained to provide feedback about physician performance in the clinical setting.”

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Physicians are challenged with the changing economic climate, shrinking reimbursements and increasing costs of doing business. Practice growth is becoming more challenging as patients have many options for their health needs—can a successful, growing practice be achieved in the competitive medical field?

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Studies have shown that 35% of patients decide to switch doctors not because of how their doctor treated them, but how their doctor’s receptionist treated them.

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On average, patients expect to wait between 10-12 minutes to see their physician from the time they check in with the receptionist to the time the nurse calls them back to the exam room.

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